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Prepare for a career in medical coding and billing with LACC Extension's comprehensive series. Gain fluency in medical terminology, learn proper coding techniques and develop expertise in insurance billing. Start your journey towards a rewarding healthcare profession today!
Sat, Jun 22, 9:00am - Oct 19, 2:00pm Pacific Time ( 17 sessions )
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|LACC - Online Classroom
|18 and older
|Average Class Size
You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.
This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projection of growth and demand for medical coders and billers is growing rapidly. With the skill set you will obtain in this series, you will be prepared to sit for the license exam for a national certification with AAPC or AHIMA. So if you’re interested in working with a doctor’s office, clinic or healthcare facility, dental office, insurance company, or independent billing company, LACC Extension’s Medical Billing and Coding Series is a great place to start your career or expand on your skills!
To work in healthcare, knowing medical terminology and having the ability to communicate with physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals is a must. Learning medical terminology will open the door to many job opportunities in the healthcare field. Students in this course will receive thorough instruction in developing fluency with medical terms covering the different body systems, body orientation, diseases, and medical treatments. By the end of this course, you will be familiar with word components for quick mastery of countless medical terms and be able to communicate effectively with peers in the field. Required book: The Language of Medicine by Davi-Ellen Chabner, 10th, 11th, or 12th edition. Physical book or .pdf version.
In physician practice it is common for the Medical Biller to also be the Medical Coder because physicians depend on the Biller/Coder to determine the diagnostic codes for procedures. In this class, you will learn how to find the proper procedure (CPT-4) and diagnostic codes (ICD-10), how to do proper code sequencing, and when to use these codes. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology or experience in the medical field. Required Books: ICD-10-CM for Physicians (Professional or Expert). Any preferred publisher. CPT Professional Edition (CPT/Current Procedural Terminology). Published by American Medical Association. For both books, old editions are permitted if only to be used for practice (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017). Current edition if to be used for current year’s license exam.
Medical Insurance Billing:
Once you have taken Medical Coding, you are ready for the final class in the series. In Medical Insurance Billing, students will get a thorough know-how of billing all 3rd party payers for physicians’ charges. This class will give you a look into the differences between insurance policies and insurance companies, how to fill out forms required for billing, how to handle patients, and collect their payments. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology & Medical Coding. Have your ICD-10/CPT-4 coding books.
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.
Classes are mandated by the State of California to be self-supporting based on student enrollment fees. As such, we reserve the right to cancel any class offering if the minimum number of student enrollments necessary to support it is not achieved. You will be notified no less than the day prior to the start of the first session if an offering will be cancelled and offered either a transfer of your fees to another class offering or a full refund. It is therefore essential that your phone number and email is up-to-date and functional. Refunds will be processed within 20-30 business days of cancellation.
We also reserves the right to change room location and or substitute instructors and will endeavor to contact you via phone and/or email prior to the scheduled meeting time with the updated information.
Please note, approved transfers are a one-time allowance and are subject to our general refund policy for the second class offering.
Important information: Refunds ARE NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registration. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. Class offerings may not be audited.
Please contact us at [email protected]
In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.
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