Certified Medical Coding and Billing

Certified Medical Coding and Billing

Pre-requisites:

High School Diploma or GED Equivalant required

The Medical Coding and Billing Program is a 3 night a week program that runs for 16-18 weeks.  Our program offers training in all aspects of the billing and coding profession including medical terminology, basic medical office management, compliance and regulatory guidelines, ICD.9, ICD 10,  CPT, EDI and EHR. We prepare you to pass the NHA credentialing exams which you will take upon completion of the course.  You will also be qualified to sit for the CCA examination.  In class we include several practice CPC exams as well which I believe should prepare you to sit for the CPC exam.  The AAPC currently awards the CPC-A (apprentice) to coders who have not completed at least two years of coding in the field.  Upon passing the exam you are awarded a CPC-A which is an apprentice designation. Once you have completed 2 years of coding in the field and suppled the AAPC with documentation of such your credential is changed to a CPC, http://www.aapc.com/.   Our program offers the NHA exam with a CBCS credential upon completion, http://www.nhanow.com/home.aspx you will also be prepared to take the CMAA credential for the NHA if you wish.
 

Tuition Includes:

Information for both traditional and online courses

  • Tuition inclues book(s), lab fees, & access to Online Classroom Manager, online handouts, clinical fees / clinical rotation, and job readiness.
  • Additional expenses: Uniforms approximately $35 each (minimum 1 required); Handout binder (optional) $40; Professional liability insurance $20
  • All program applications are subject to a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Upon acceptance into the program please submit your deposit (or full tuition) plus the $50 application fee to 911Programs at 175 Metro Center Blvd Unit 1 Warwick RI 02886.
  • Tuition payable by cash, check, money order, cashiers check, credit./debit (3.5% fee applies), or paypal (fees may apply --usually about 2%).
  • Note: Online programs have the designation "-O" after the Courtse ID # (Example CPT50-O) Other Course Identifiers include D for day and N for night (Example CPT50D and CPT50N)

Traditional courses conducted at our Warwick, RI Campus

Seats in the course are awarded on a first-come / first-serve basis based on payment of tuition. A deposit of $100 will hold a seat in the course until 3 weeks prior to course start date. After that date, seats will be assigned to registered students who have paid in full or have a payment arrangement in place. Course withdrawals within 7 days of orientation will result in forfeiture of $100 deposit.

Online courses

This course follows a weekly format contiguous with our in-person courses at our Warwick, RI Campus. Assigments are due at the end of each week but may be done any time during the week. Online students are permitted to attend in-person course sessions (and orientation session) with the other students if desired. Students may apply online by first creating an acount, and second, enrollign in the course. . Early registration is encouraged to ensure materials are available for you in a timely manner. Course withdrawals within 7 days of orientation will result in forfeiture of $100 deposit.

Additional Fees

  • Uniforms approximately $35 each (minimum 1 required) must be worn during classes and clinical rotations
  • Handout binder (optional) $40
  • National HealthCareer Association testing fee (optional but strongly recommended) $115.00 due at final exam, payable to NHA

Next Courses

Course Number Course Type Tuition Location Starts   Enroll
MCB121$3900.00175 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick09/10/2018To enroll: Log in or create an account
MCB131$3900.00175 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick01/07/2019To enroll: Log in or create an account
MCB13-O1$4500.00Online01/07/2019To enroll: Log in or create an account

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91Programs CTI partnered with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to provide you with a valuable opportunity for professional Medical Billing and Coding certification. You can also go on to pursue credentials through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Why choose NHA for your certification?

  • NHA has certified more than 450,000 allied health professionals in the last 25 years.
  • NHA is meeting the demand for credentialed professionals by offering The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) nationally accredited certifications.
  • The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) credential from the NHA can give you a competitive advantage in your field, as it is nationally recognized by many employers and can help open the door for more job opportunities, higher pay, and job security.
  • NHA exams are administered on site at 911Programs CTI to make the medical billing and coding certification exam experience convenient for you.
  • NHA offers innovative certification preparation options that feature online practice drills, detailed test plans, review questions, case studies, and progress-tracking to help you assess your level of readiness for certification.
  • NHA offers customized continuing education and recertification solutions to help you maintain your credential throughout your career.

Why pursue additional credentials through AAPC?

  • All AAPC certifications demonstrate a strong hands-on, working knowledge to support cleaner claim submission, faster reimbursement, fewer denials, and better run practices and facilities.
  • AAPC credentialed coders have proven mastery of all code sets, evaluation and management principles, and documentation guidelines. They represent the best in the medical coding career field.
  • AAPC has expanded beyond outpatient coding to include training and credentials in documentation and coding audits, inpatient hospital/facility coding, regulatory compliance, and physician practice management.
  • AAPC has a membership base over 157,000 worldwide, of which nearly 105,000 are certified.
  • AAPC offers continuing education for all credentials through local chapters, workshops, webinars, a monthly newsmagazine, other publications, and conferences.

 

 

Course Format

Our Medical Billing and Coding Course

As part of 911Programs Medical Billing and Coding course, you'll learn how to accurately code diagnoses and procedures using industry-standard coding systems, process and submit insurance claims, and follow government-mandated privacy and security regulations.

Employers are looking for medical billing and coding professionals who can:

  • Operate as a liaison between healthcare providers and insurance companies
  • Accurately process insurance paperwork to receive the correct reimbursement for the facility
  • Handle confidential patient information by adhering to HIPAA regulations
  • Navigate an EHR system and enter, analyze, and interpret electronic patient data