This course thoroughly prepares students to code patients’ medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for a full range of medical services. Students are introduced to several techniques for finding and applying the correct codes in today’s standard coding systems. Topics covered include: current procedural terminology, international classification of diseases, clinical modification, healthcare procedure coding system, resource-based relative value scale, insurance form preparation, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers’ Compensation, No Fault, HMO’s, diagnosis-related groups, peer review organizations, and ambulatory patient groups. This course also introduces students to medical terminology and includes an overview of anatomy and physiology, medical history, examination procedures, and medical reports. The course also covers terminology related to diseases, diagnostic tests, and treatment of body systems. Students will also learn terminology related to radiology, pathology, autopsies, mental health, and discharge summaries. Upon completion of this course students can sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist certification through National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
The cost of the course includes textbooks, course content, CBCS Study Guide, and a CBCS exam voucher.