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Medical billing and coding professionals are in demand and earn good pay.

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Hospitals hire the majority of billers, pay well, and have great training and advancement opportunities. This class acquaints you with billing for hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. Learn federal requirements for understanding reimbursement including ancillary care, outpatient and inpatient surgery, and emergency billing. Also get an overview of the accounts receivable process including revenue cycle. Evaluate the CMS-1450 (UB-04) billing form and the collection process by understanding payer guidelines. Find out how the Department of Health and Human Services, including CMS, impacts hospital revenue. Prerequisites: Computer Billing, Part 1 & 2.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 7/22/2017, ending 8/5/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 7/29/2017)

Instructor : Penny Williams 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $199.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: PREREQUISITES: Computer Billing, Part 1 & 2.

Start date: 07/22/17

End date: 08/05/17



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Get acquainted with medical chart analysis and HIM chart abstracting. Find out about Medicare reimbursement compliance and how Medicare Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) impact hospital and physician reimbursement. Practice coding from a variety of report types, including professional services reports, surgical reports, and interventional inpatient progress reports that include physical therapy, pharmacology, diagnostic injections and infusions with administration coding guidelines.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 7/8/2017, ending 7/8/2017

Instructor : Penny Williams 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: PREREQUISITES = ICD & CPT CODING, ...More

Start date: 07/08/17

End date: 07/08/17



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It's time to be impressed by how much you’ve learned! Assessments are frequently given in the industry to screen job applicants, so don’t miss this opportunity for practice. Our program assessment helps you evaluate the knowledge and skills you gained from Westside Extension’s Coding & Billing Program. Students who have completed all required classes and who correctly answer at least 70% of the questions will receive a program certificate of completion (allow 2 weeks processing). Prerequisite: completion of all required classes in the Westside Extension Medical Insurance Billing & Coding program.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 8/12/2017, ending 8/12/2017

Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $50.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: PREREQUISITES: completion of all required ...More

Start date: 08/12/17

End date: 08/12/17



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