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. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Health Career (NHA) certification exams for Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS). This is not the same as CPC. The American Association of Professional Coders is a recognized board that certifies individuals in various coding professions including CPC). CPC is a higher level of certification than CBCS. There are 2 ways to attain CPC certification. Attend an accredited college that offers a 2-year program resulting in CPC certification (at the time of this authoring, there are no known programs for this in RI). The second option has several steps: Complete a Coding and Billing course (such as this program); work a minimum of two years in billing; take the CPC exam. Passing the CPC exam will get you apprentice certification (CPC-A). After an additional 2-3 years in coding/billing, the CPC exam is taken again. Passing it a second time bestows the full CPC certification.
Information for both traditional and online courses
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.
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.
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
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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.
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
HISTORY:911Programs began in 1991 as New England Academy of Prehospital Medicine, a non-profit corporation created to educate the public in CPR and to provide basic EMT courses in southern Rhode Island.
NEAPM was dissolved and reformed into New England Medical Resources to provide both basic and advanced EMS courses. The EMS education climate changed significanlty in 2002 and NEMR was closed. The company was re-structured and opened under the name 911Programs to provide not only EMS courses but also allied health education with an eventual plan to expand into other vocational areas.
Currently, 911Programs is the fastest growing career technical school in Rhode Island.
COURSES: Currently, 911Programs offers day and evening courses in 12 different programs plus 10 other courses including recertification. All regular programs (i.e phlebotomy, CNA, EMT...) are taught on-site but short courses (i.e. continuing education, refresher...) can be done completely or partially online.
FACULTY: The faculty at 911Programs is carefully selected from among the best providers in Rhode Island. To teach for 911Programs, staff members must not only be qualified and experienced clinicians, but also excellent and experienced instructors.
911Programs monitors instructor performance, takes into account student feedback, and provides mentoring to improve performance in the classroom.
ACCESSIBILITY:This school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religious or political beliefs. However, as a private adult education institution, we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone without cause. This school will offer alternate and accessible arrangements for students with disabilities per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) July 26, 1990 section 309. Students must meet with an administrator privately so that arrangements can be made. Click here for more information.
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Directions to 911Programs Warwick
911Programs is located at 175 Metro Center Blvd in Warwick. We are in the building with RI Telephone. We occupy the left side of the building (our sign is not yet installed).
From the North:
Take 95 south and get off at the Jefferson Blvd exit (exit 15). Head south. Take a right at the stoplight at Kilvert St / Coronado Rd. Take a left onto Metro Center Blvd.
From the South:
Take 95 north and take exit 13 (Airport Connector). Get off at Jefferson Blvd. Go Left onto Jefferson Blvd. Take a left at the stoplight at Kilvert St / Coronado Rd. Take a left onto Metro Center Blvd.