Medical Billing & Coding

(900 Hours) Financial Aid Eligible Program (For those who qualify)

This 900-hour program is designed for those who wish to gain employment in medical billing, coding and health information management. Employers include physician practices, outpatient clinics, billing companies as well as a variety of other medical facilities. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diseases and conditions, electronic health records, practice management software, medical office administration practices, diagnostic and procedural coding, hospital billing, reimbursement and claim form procedures, employability skills and healthcare law and ethics. The program includes instructor lectures, knowledge-based assessments, practical applications and self-directed study.  Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions as medical administrative assistants, electronic health records specialists, and medical billing and coding specialists.

Students enrolled in programs with externships may be required to complete (at the student’s expense), immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check prior to the student’s placement at an externship site.

Students will complete a 180-hour unpaid externship during daytime working hours towards the end of the program. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average or better is required for students to participate in the externship opportunity.

It is highly recommended the student have keyboarding skills with some experience in Microsoft Word & Excel.

Certifications/Licensure include:

  • Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA),
  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam.

Schedule/Tuition:

Fall 2016- Day
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
September 20, 2016 – June 22, 2017 (approximate ending date)

Spring 2017– Evening
Monday-Thursday
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
February 21, 2017 – December 19, 2017

Tuition Fee: $9,995 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $1,656)

Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fees.

Student can expect the following additional costs: immunizations and/or titres and physical exam.

For more information, call the Transitions Coordinator at 440- 891-7697 for more information.

Program Resource

Course of Study

Syllabus

Gainful employment information – Student Policies & Financial Aid Consumer Handbook

Click here to view the Gainful Employment Disclosure -Daytime.
Click here to view the Gainful Employment Disclosure -Evening.

Medical Billing and Coding 2015-2016 Advisory Members

Ms. Cheryl Baisden, Team Health
Mr. Mark Gallegos, PMC Mental Health Billing
Ms. Jennifer Hach, Southwest Urology
Ms. Monica Harris, Southwest General Health Center
Ms. Jessica Meyers, NCDS Medical Billing
Mr. Mike Polo, NCDS Medical Billing
Ms. Marsha Sopiecha, Community Life Line Health Care
Ms. Michelle Treers, Premier Physicians
Ms. Stacy Urbanic, Quadax, Inc.