Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

VCC Billing and Coding training prepares you for an expansive range of opportunities for employment in hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities, insurance companies, as well as consulting firms. Duties include; compile, compute, and record billing, prepare billing invoices for services rendered. Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC 29-2070). The program consists of 125 hours of classroom instruction and a 160-hour Clinical externship. Total clock hours of 285. This program will prepare you to take the Certified Billing and Coding exam through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). There are no prerequisites for this program.

Objectives
After completing this course participants will be able to understand and perform the following
* Gather essential patient information
* Review essential patient information
* Define diagnosis coding
* Verify required document before patient information is released
* Various types of medical insurance
* Prevent fraud by auditing billing
* Prevent abuse by auditing billing
* Compensation and billing guidelines
* Ethics in managed care
* The Health Savings Account
* Support coding and billing process
* Inpatient billing
* Outpatient billing
* Medigap, Medicaid, and Supplemental Insurance
* The structure of ICD-10-CM
* The Affordable Care Act
* Medical Contracts and Ethics
* Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
* Submit claims for reimbursement
* Coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement

Tuition $2,225.00
Registration Fee: (Non-Refundable) $ 125.00
STRF Fee (required by the State of California) $ 0.00
Total Paid to School $2.350.00

OTHER EXPENSES OUT OF POCKET (APPROXIMATE)
CPR/BLS: $ 65.00
Textbook/Workbook (required) $ 120.00
CBCS Certification $ 115.00
Uniform (Required) $ 40.00
Background check and drug screen $ 80.00
Supplies (stethoscope, sphygmomanometer) $ 40.00
Total Out of Pocket $ 460.00

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