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Medical Insurance Billing and ICD-10 Coding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding will prepare you to work in the rewarding field of healthcare. Medicine is more than patient care, it is also a business.  Medical practices rely on medical billers and coders to provide the cash flow that keeps their doors open.  Physicians rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services. Aside from medical facilities, positions are available with health insurance companies, pharmacies, medical suppliers, consulting firms, and medical billing companies. 

Our course is uniquely designed to allow students to reach their fullest potential by learning in a hands-on, computer lab working with, and navigating the insurance billing software. You will learn the most current medical insurance billing and coding concepts including the newly adopted ICD-10 basic diagnostic and CPT procedure coding, as well as basic insurance concepts and the terminology used by health insurance carriers.

This program offers valuable training in legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts central to the field including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will acquire key skills such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the newly adopted ICD-10-CM and CPT code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the claim forms for commercial insurance companies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Beginning in October 2015, the healthcare industry will transition from ICD-9 diagnosis codes to the ICD-10 system presenting significant challenges and a demand for trained professionals.

Whether you’re just starting out or transitioning into a different field, there has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical Insurance Billing and Coding!

This 6-week Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program at Delta College has proven successful in preparing students to obtain certifications such as: Certified Medical Biller (CMB), Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CMBS), and Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) through the American Medical Billing Association or the Medical Association of Billers and Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P) through the American Health and Information Management Association. Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a certificate from Delta College.

Schedule & Cost

Option 1
Dates:
October 18 - November 29, 2016 (Skip November 24th)
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays; 6pm - 9:45pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus

Option 2
Dates:
April 4 - May 11, 2017
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays; 6pm - 9:45pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus

Cost: $825
Course Number: CHA-2010

    What is a Medical Insurance Biller and Coder?

    Medical Insurance Billers are responsible for collecting, posting, managing account payments, submitting claims and following up with insurance companies.  They prepare and submit clean claims to various insurance companies either electronically or by paper. They also answer questions from patients, clerical staff and insurance companies.

    What kind of certification will I receive?

    After successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate from Delta College.

    Environmental/Working Conditions

    Normal office environment. Occasional overtime may be required and/or hours may be shortened as business needs dictate. This requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment. Manual dexterity needed for using a calculator and computer keyboard.

    Prerequisites

    1. Admission

    Students must go through Admission to Delta College. There are several ways to apply to Delta College. For an admissions application, office hours and other important information please contact the Admissions Office.

    1. You may apply online. Select "Non-Academic LifeLong Learning, ND.11000" as your Program of Study.
    2. You may also apply in person within the Admissions Office and pick-up the application. Your application will be processed while you are at the college and you will receive your student number.

    2. HSC-105 Medical Terminology (grade C or above) prior to registration

    This course develops a basic understanding of the spelling and meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, and their combining forms. Comprehension of these word parts will allow proper use of words for the development of professional language use in the allied health professions. HSC 105 Course Objectives, Class Schedules, Registration dates, and much more can be found in the Registrar’s Office

    You may also complete the HSC-105 Medical Terminology Course through Credit-By-Exam

    The Delta College Testing Center (A133) offers Credit-By-Exam (CBE) for students who want to earn credit or waive a course. Objective/information sheets are available online. Students must register and pay exam fee to schedule an appointment. Medical Terminology Information:  Course Number: HSC 105; Course Title: Medical Terminology; Credits: 2; Time Allowed: 1 Hour

    • You may not be in the course and take credit-by-exam, for that course, at the same time.
    • Typically results take a minimum of two (2) to four (4) weeks. ENG111 results may take eight (8) weeks.
    • You will not receive a grade when you utilize credit-by-exam; only the credit is posted on your transcript.
    • Credit achieved may not transfer to other colleges and universities.

    For complete information visit: Credit-By-Exam.

    3.   Ability to type at least 40wpm accurately

    4. High School Diploma or GED® Test Credential

    It is our recommendation that students who meet the above prerequisites have also attained a high school diploma or GED® test credential (not a high school certificate of completion) prior to participation and/or completion of this program. This recommendation is based on overall student success and hiring standards of many employers in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

    Textbooks

    Textbooks are required for this course. You may purchase your books:

    Online: Order your book online at www.bookstore.delta.edu
    By Phone: You can place your textbook order by phone 989-686-9030
    In Person: Purchase textbooks in person on main campus in the bookstore

    Questions?

    We can help! Call us at (989) 686-9444 or send us an email at lifelonglearning@delta.edu.


     

    LifeLong Learning Personnel has made every reasonable effort to determine that everything stated on this page was accurate at the time it was published. Programs and Testing Services offered and related fees, with other matters contained therein, are subject to change or cancellation without notice by Delta College LifeLong Learning for reasons related to student enrollment, or for any reason, at the discretion of the college. Delta College LifeLong Learning reserves the right to cancel class and test sessions.


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