Brighton College’s MyCAA Medical Billing and Coding Diploma Program prepares a student for a profession as a Medical Coder and Biller. Medical Coders and Billers are utilized in all medical settings. A medical coder may work in a doctor’s workplace, an outsource facility, a medical facility, or from their house as an independent service provider. Medical Billers correspond with insurance companies for payment for services rendered. Medical Billers can work from a number of locations including doctor’s offices, outsource centers and healthcare facilities.
The Medical Coding and Billing combined program offers the distinct chance to get involved in 2 healthcare fields and increase your value in the competitive healthcare market. A medical coder recognizes and assigns numerical codes to patient procedures and medical diagnoses by looking at the details of the client record and making use of needed coding systems. The information is then submitted for reimbursement to health insurance companies and/or government agencies. A medical biller is responsible for evaluating info that is going to be sent out to different insurers, dispersing billing information to the proper parties, and finishing the billing process.
The goal of the Medical Coding and Billing program is to prepare people for entry-level positions in healthcare facilities, physicians’ offices, insurance companies, health maintenance companies (HMOs), mental health facilities and coding/billing organization in the coding and billing fields.
Upon completion of the MyCAA Medical Coding and Billing program, students will have the ability to:
- Review information that will be sent out to insurance coverage companies for reimbursement.
- Abstract information from documentation in order to appoint the right ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-CM CPT codes.
- Protect patient’s health details by following HIPAA policies.
- Complete claims forms for electronic submission to insurance business.
- Prepare billing info to send to insurance companies.
- Acquire core knowledge in the following areas: medical terms, anatomy and physiology, medical workplace treatments, and electronic records.
Accreditation offers students the kind of professional acknowledgment that can set them apart from others in the field. Graduates are qualified to sit for the following examinations: Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) offered by American Medical Billing Association (AMBA).