Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program

Program Highlights

  • 12 Month Program-
    students given 18 months to complete Program
  • Nationally Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance Provided
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • National Exam Included in Tuition

Overview

Work closely with healthcare professionals as a medical billing specialist! At Lakewood College, we will give you the skills necessary to qualify for entry level employment with various healthcare facilities. A medical billing specialist works closely with insurance companies, health care providers, and patients. Medical billers compile data from medical coders and submit claims to insurance companies, then bill patients. As a medical biller you will also verify patients’ insurance coverage, handle collections on unpaid accounts, and manage your facilities accounts receivable reports. Lakewood College’s Medical Billing program will provide knowledge-based training and instruction on medical billing practices, EHR data keeping, and insurance policies.

Seek employment in various areas including medical offices, hospitals, clearinghouses, or insurance agencies as a Medical Coding Specialist! Medical coders review patient information for preexisting conditions, retrieve patient records for medical personnel, and work as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices.

Lakewood College’s Medical Coding program will provide knowledge-based training and instruction on medical billing practices, electronic health records (EHR) data keeping, and insurance policies. You will learn Current Procedural Terminology and how to navigate through different types of coding systems.

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  • Define medical terms
  • Explain the importance of health insurances and managed health care
  • Learn how to process an insurance claim through the following: commercial insurance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and Workers’ Compensation
  • Understand the basics of medical coding
  • Learn the importance of coding for medical necessity
  • Understand the legalities of medical billing
  • Learn essential CMS-1500 Claim instructions
  • Describe the difference between Medicare Part A, B, C, and D
  • Locate and translate regulatory rules and regulations as they apply to medical billing and coding
  • Describe the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate the layout of the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals
  • Describe the layout and guidelines of the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals
  • Illustrate ability to abstract diagnostic statements from the medical record and differentiate between main and modifying terms and subterms in the coding manuals.
  • Choose diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals, following chapter-specific guidelines.
  • Recognize the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
  • Pass the National Certification Exam
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