This course thoroughly prepares students to code patientsâ€™ medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for a full range of medical services. Students are introduced to several techniques for finding and applying the correct codes in todayâ€™s standard coding systems. Topics covered include: current procedural terminology, international classification of diseases, clinical modification, healthcare procedure coding system, resource-based relative value scale, insurance form preparation, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Workersâ€™ Compensation, No Fault, HMOâ€™s, diagnosis-related groups, peer review organizations, and ambulatory patient groups. Our program is designed to prepare you to successfully earn your NHA credential. (200hrs)
Pre-Req:Â HS Diploma or HSE. Textbook and related exam fees not included in tuition.
Instructors:Â Myrtle Walcott, RHIT, CPC, BS, MSA/ Vanessa Harry, MD.