Healthcare is one of the most job-secure fields of the next few decades and knowledge of coding and billing can open lots of doors. Our certificate program will give you basic foundational knowledge and skills, an understanding of the types of jobs the knowledge applies to, and the variety of career paths. The program consists of 10 required classes, totaling more than 80 hours of class time, plus plenty of at-home and online practice. Developed by professionals in the field, it can be completed in about six months.
ETPL & I-TRAIN-approved free training for WIOA eligible WorkSource Center participants.
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Click here for our Medical Insurance Billing & Coding Syllabus and Book List.
Attend our FREE Medical Insurance Billing & Coding Information Session on Saturday, March 21 (CLICK HERE to register) to learn about the field, our program, and to meet some of our instructor. You may register for classes immediately following this information session.
2 Cohorts Per Year: Fall-Winter and Spring-Summer
Click here to register for this class (April 4)
Class 2: Body Systems & Terminology for Billers & Coders, Part 1, 2, & 3
Click here to register for Part 1 (April 18)
Click here to register for Part 2 (April 25)
Click here to register for Part 3 (May 2)
Get an introduction to CPT (procedural) descriptive terms and identifying codes currently being used in the field of medicine. You’ll get instruction in the use and format of the CPT manual. Prerequisite: Body Systems & Terminology.
Click here to register for this class (May 9)
Class 4: ICD-10 CM/PCS Coding
Learn about diagnosis coding related to reimbursement. Understand the principles used to transform verbal diagnoses and surgical procedures into numerical codes; learn about the use and format of the ICD manual. Prerequisite: Body Systems & Terminology.
Click here to register for this class (May 23)
Class 5: Claims Processing
Learn medical billing techniques and how to follow up and collect on billed claims. You will also learn how to complete medical and itemized statements. Various types of insurance plans and insurance cards will also be reviewed. PREREQUISITE: Body Systems & Terminology, ICD-10 Coding, and CPT Coding
Click here to register for this class (May 30)
The last 5 classes will be offered in Summer 2020
Class 6: Computer Billing, Part 1
Covers billing forms in more detail, including entering charges, modifiers, posting payments, appealing denials and minimizing receivables. Learn about the most popular insurance plans and get tips for working on various medical software programs and avoiding common mistakes. Prerequisites: Body Systems & Terminology, ICD Coding, and CPT Coding.
Class 7: Computer Billing, Part 2
Get familiar with billing forms in greater detail including entering charges, modifiers, posting payments, appealing denials and minimizing receivables. Learn about the most popular insurance plans and get tips for working on various medical software programs and avoiding common mistakes. Prerequisites: Computer Billing, Part 1.
Class 8: Health Insurance & Managed Care, Part 2
Instructors choose current relevant topics to help make students more knowledgeable and employable. Topics may vary from session to session, so students may repeat this class to gain additional knowledge. Topics may include dental, home health or domiciliary (medicare) coding or workers' comp lien processing.
CONTINUING STUDENTS: Click here to register for this class (Feb. 1)
Class 9: Advanced Coding
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. Prerequisites: ICD, CPT Coding, and familiarity with computer keyboard.
CONTINUING STUDENTS: Click here to register for this class (Feb. 8)
Class 10: Hospital Billing
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.
Click here to register for Part 1 (Feb. 22)
Click here to register for Part 2 (Feb. 29)
- Xochitl Perez, MBA, Compliance Analyst at Inland Empire Health Plan
- Penny Williams, MBA
- Sue Mardirosian, AHIMA Certified Coder
- Meredith Flynn, MPH, former Director of Contracting for the UCLA Health System
- Carol Buitrago, President of Buitrago Healthcare Consulting