Medical Billing and Coding Specialization Courses

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Medical Billing and Coding

Precise coding is essential to the successful operation of any health care facility or providers office, considering the fact that reported codes determine the amount of reimbursement received. Medical billing and Coding provide an essential service to a physician’s offices, hospital outpatient facilities and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC)s. Every time a patient receives professional health care the service provider must document the services and translate them into a billing claim. Medical billing and Coding abstracting the information from documentation and use classification software to assign the appropriate clinical codes and ensure the practice receives reimbursement for the work the health care provider performs. Medical billing and Coding are often responsible for organizing and managing health information databases and registries for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and to assure the accuracy, security and confidentiality of the patients health information.

The need for heatlh care services are forecasted to increase as the society gets older. An aging populace will require more exams, medical treatments, and procedures. This will dictate more claims for reimbursement from insurance providers. Substantially more records, along with universal utilization of electronic health records ( EHRs ) by all types of health care providers will lead to an increased need for technicians to organize, manage and code the affiliated information in all areas of the health care industry. As EHR systems are more common, Medical Billing and Codings with computer skills will be necessary to use them. Most Medical Billing and Codings work in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Others are employed in nursing care facilities or for government entities. Technicians typically work at desks or in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer monitors.

Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding Online Program

NAHCE's Online Electronic Health Records Contunuing Health Education Program is structured around convenient, flexible, and affordable online courses providing an excellent opportunity to become a specialist in this growing and rewarding field. The NAHCE Online Electronic Health Records learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  • Students CASE STUDYS provide students with the opportunity to exercise both the knowledge cluster as well as the coding process on their own.
  • PRACTICES provides an opportunity for students to evaluate their coding skills with these 15 short case scenarios.
  • SIMULATIONS provides five specific case studies ( redacted ) to test students' capability to abstract physician’s messages and find the most accurate code or codes.
  • EXAMPLES are offered to establish a association in the reader’s thoughts between the concept and its use in the workplace.
  • SCENARIOS. These scenarios walk students through abstracting the physician’s notes and carrying out the coding process to discover the most accurate code or codes.
  • Throughout each chapter, Coding Examples walk through clinical scenarios and describe how to select codes to describe the cases, including such complex factors as modifiers and components of E/M. To take learning to the next level, exercises at the end of each section and chapter provide opportunities to practice coding each type of diagnosis or procedure.
  • Skills can't be learned in a vacuum. Throughout each chapter, From the Perspective of... features emphasize the links between topics covered and real-world coding careers. These features also highlight the point-of-view of health care providers and payers, supplying a well-rounded, complete picture of medical coding.
  • Approach the transition to ICD-10 with confidence. Each diagnosis-coding chapter in Medical Coding Fundamentals includes options to assign ICD-10-CM codes in addition to ICD-9-CM.
Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding

Courses:

You’ll learn the manual and Level II National Codes ( HCPCS ), the newest codes and explore the ICD-9 and ICD-10 system to describe diagnoses and procedures and the coding issues related to the complex cardiovascular system, specialty practice coding. Students will acquire the ability to provide accurate and consistent codes for services given in any healthcare facility setting.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Introduction to Coding and
  • Introduction to Modifiers
  • Evaluation and Management Codes, Part 1: Key Components
  • Evaluation and Management Codes, Part 2: Preventive Medicine, Long-Term Care Services, Critical Care, and Modifiers
  • Anesthesia Coding
  • Surgery Coding, Part 1: The Global Surgical Package, Surgical Modifiers, and Surgery Guidelines–Integumentary System
  • Surgery Coding, Part 2: Surgery Guidelines–Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Urinary, Genital, Nervous, Visual, and Auditory Systems
  • Radiology Coding
  • Pathology and Laboratory Coding
  • Medicine Coding
  • Category II and Category III Coding
  • HCPCS Level II Coding: Introduction and Guidelines
  • Coding Medical Supplies, Durable Medical Equipment, Pharmaceutical, and Ambulance & Other Transportation Services
  • HCPCS Level II Modifiers
  • ICD-10-PCS
  • Introduction to ICD-10-PCS
  • Procedure Coding Practicum
This program was created to increase skills in using coding systems and resources to choose the accurate code for inpatient and outpatient diagnoses, procedures, and services from the patient record. This program adequately covers Anatomy & Physiology, as well as pharmacology, giving students the knowledge they need for ICD-10-CM coding. The course also provides expanded coverage of ICD-10-CM guidelines and new revisions to coding guidelines helping to prepare students for implementation of ICD-10 in October 2016.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduction to Diagnostic Coding
  • Introduction to the ICD-10-CM
  • General Guidelines and Notations
  • Coding Infectious Diseases (A00-B99)
  • Coding Neoplasms (C00-D49)
  • Coding Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism (D50-D89)
  • Coding Conditions of the Endocrine and Metabolic Systems (E00-E89)
  • Mental and Behavioral Disorders (F01-F99)
  • Diseases of the Nervous System (G00-G99)
  • Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00-H59)
  • Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process (H60-H95)
  • Coding Circulatory Conditions (I00-I99)
  • Coding Respiratory Conditions (J00-J99)
  • Coding Diseases of the Digestive System (K00-K94)
  • Coding Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues (L00-L99)
  • Coding Musculoskeletal Conditions (M00-M99)
  • Diseases of the Urinary System (N00-N99)
  • Coding Obstetrics and Gynecology (O00-O99)
  • Coding Congenital and Pediatric Conditions (P00-P96)(Q00-Q99)
  • Coding Injuries, Poisonings and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes [Including Burns] (S00-T88)
  • Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact With Health Services (Z00-Z99)
  • Hospital (Inpatient) Diagnosis Coding
  • Complete Diagnostic Coding Review
WORKFORCE:
After successful completion of this study course students have the ability to participate in the Health Education WORKFORCE PROGRAM to perform skills required of a practicing Medical Billing and Coding. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE's Health Career Staffing Center.
Optional Prerequisite:
This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular

Medical Billing and Coding National Certification

Our advanced courses meet continuing educational requirements for National Certification in this field of specialization.

NAHCE is an approved training provider for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s through National Healthcareer Association, Inc.

NAHCE is a Contunuing Health Education provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s through National Healthcareers Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCE Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • NAHCE Membership
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Medical Billing and Coding Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Medical Billing and Coding for a minimum of 2 years.

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