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The Medical Coding and Billing program covers the basic knowledge and skills required to become a Medical Biller and/or Coder including foundational courses in health insurance and diagnostic and procedural coding. Students complete coursework in the main medical diagnostic coding (ICD) and procedure coding (CPT) systems, as well as, medical terminology, computerized medical billing and health insurance applications. The program also contains a clinical externship which is completed in an outside facility. Upon completion, graduates will have the entry-level skills of a Medical Coder and Biller and be qualified to interview for positions in a variety of healthcare related facilities.
This program is offered in a hybrid training format exclusively at the West Hartford campus, allowing students to attend classes two days on campus and complete their online coursework from anywhere with a high-speed internet connection. By logging into our online learning management system, students can post comments, questions, or even live chat with their instructors and classmates for enhanced communication even when not on campus – an important element to student success in any online learning environment.
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Medical Billers and Coders can specialize in coding patients’ medical information for reimbursement purposes, or in the facility’s administrative billing process. Technicians, who specialize in coding, assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure by using classification systems software. The classification system determines the amount for which healthcare providers will be reimbursed if the patient is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance programs using the system. There are several coding systems, such as those required for ambulatory settings, physician offices, or long-term care. Technicians, who specialize in the billing process, typically use an automated medical billing and administrative system that interfaces with the insurance programs used by the facility. In a smaller medical facility where the medical procedures performed are limited, a Technician’s duties may include both coding and billing.
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August 22, 2018, Toms River, NJ, Clifton, NJ, and West Hartford, CT – American Institute students, staff, and faculty welcomed the traditional ‘Back to School’ season in style this year, with on-campus carnivals in Toms River and West Hartford and a ‘Stuff the Bus’ drive to support the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and […]
July 29, 2018, All locations – Debbie Szigeti has always identified herself as a teacher. She taught 4th grade in New Jersey for years, until budget cuts eliminated her position. Looking for a new career, she chose diagnostic medical sonography (DMS). “My oldest son contracted viral hepatitis when he was 7,” she recalls. “That’s when […]