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Medical Billing and Coding


Interested in finding a secure job in the rapidly growing healthcare industry? Consider a career as a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist! The number of medical billing and coding jobs are projected to increase by 13% from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


As Baby Boomers age, the demand for health services will only continue to grow, along with the need for accurate patient record-keeping. After completing your Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist program from WTI, you’ll be prepared for a career as a:

  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Professional Coder
  • Charge Specialist
  • Patient Service Representative
  • Claims Analyst
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Program Objective

Courses available at Wichita Main campus only.


The Medical Insurance Billing & Coding program will provide the student with entry-level skills to perform processing, reporting, security and management of health information within the healthcare setting.

During this five quarter program, the student will learn the basic concepts and procedures to perform the tasks involved in health insurance as well as insurance claim forms. The student will gain knowledge of basic coding definitions and apply those codes to medical documentation. This program offers simulated practice where you manually and electronically prepare insurance claims.

Health information specialists and medical billers/coders are trained professional members of the business and operations staff of today’s healthcare industry. With today’s constantly changing insurance and administrative information requirements in the medical field, they are important to the smooth operation of virtually any medical office. Medical billers are an important part of the medical office by providing advocating between the patient and insurance companies, organize information for medical statements, analyze information for any errors, post payment and provide up-to-date reports to ensure the financial bottom line of the medical organization.

Coders can help prevent legal difficulties and ensure that providers receive full reimbursement in a timely manner. A career in health information technology is challenging and offers a variety of opportunities. There are career options in doctor’s offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, and insurance agencies. After completion of this program, students are ready to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam given through the American Academy of Professional Coders to become a Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A) and the Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CMBS) exam through Medical Association of Billers.

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Introduction to Medical Office Basics4 Weeks5 QCH

This course focuses on the basic concepts in the professional practice of medicine and the role/function of the medical assistant. The students will be introduced to computer usage, keyboarding, basic word processing concepts, and formatting documents. Included is a comprehensive study of medical root words, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. This course addresses terminology used in various medical specialties, as well as common medical abbreviations and symbols. An introduction to anatomy and physiology through the study of cell and tissue structure and function is also included. Introduction to professionalism in the work place. Lastly, the students are introduced to math for health care professionals including adult and child dosage calculations.

Intermediate Medical Office Basics4 Weeks5 QCH

This course focuses on the basic concepts in the professional practice of medicine and the role/function of the medical assistant. The students will continue training on computer usage, keyboarding, basic word processing concepts, and formatting documents. Included is a comprehensive study of medical root words, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. This course addresses terminology used in various medical specialties, as well as common medical abbreviations and symbols. A continued review of systems relative to their anatomy and physiology. An introduction into basic pharmacology principles as well as adult and children’s medication dosing. Continued professionalism in the work place.

A&P w/Pharmacology and Research Project4 Weeks5.5 QCH

This course focuses on the basic concepts in the professional practice of medicine and the role/function of the medical assistant. The students will continue with computer usage, keyboarding, basic word processing concepts, and formatting documents. Included is a comprehensive study of medical root words, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. This course addresses terminology used in various medical specialties, as well as common medical abbreviations and symbols. A continued review of systems anatomy and physiology throughout. Pharmacological forms and medication administration. Adult and pediatric dosing. Applied research project.

Front Office Procedures4 Weeks5 QCH

Administrative & Health Information Technology is designed to assist the student to demonstrate hands-on competencies in regards to front-office procedures, which includes appointment scheduling, preparing reports, electronic patient information data entry, correct documentation, maintenance of medical records either paper or electronic form, proper telephone techniques and time management.

Health Insurance4 Weeks5 QCH

During this course, the student will develop a basic understanding in the use of the ICD-10-CM coding system, as well as insurance billing. The student will learn about commercial as well as federal programs for insurance carriers. The billing process and the insurance claims payment process as well how to avoid insurance fraud and abuse. Lastly the students will learn how to write letters of appeals.

Electronic Medical Records and Research Project4 Weeks5.5 QCH

The student will be introduced to more advanced computer usage, basic word processing concepts and formatting of documents. Lastly, this course will address the health information management within a medical office, oral or written communication, medical ethics and legal standards of today’s demanding HIPAA regulations mandated by the federal government, licensure requirements, and the rights of the physician and patient.

ICD 10 Overview, Reimbursement & Compliance4 Weeks5 QCH

This course is designed to give the students a basic overview of how to properly code for outpatient diagnosis using the ICD-10-CM. Students will continue to broaden their medical terminology in addition to the concepts of professionalism in the healthcare setting. The course will utilize SimChart and CMS-1500 to reinforce materials students have already learned in previous quarters. Students will learn to distinguish among Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D as well as interpret rules of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

ICD 10, Specific Guidelines4 Weeks5 QCH

This course is designed to teach students how to identify the first listed diagnosis and learn to recognize the difference between diagnostic and therapeutic services. Students will also learn how to utilize their ICD-10-CM book by assigning codes for each chapter specific guidelines for chapters 1-14. Students will continue to broaden their medical terminology studies as well as the concepts of professionalism in the healthcare setting.

TruCode and Research Project4 Weeks5.5 QCH

This course is designed to teach students how to assign codes for chapter specific guidelines for chapters 15-21. Students will also learn how to identify and code for External Causes. Students will continue to broaden their medical terminology studies. Students will also broaden the concepts of professionalism in the healthcare realm. This course allows students to use TruCode as a way to practice their knowledge in diagnosis coding. A comprehensive review of ICD-10-CM coding as well as a case study packet will be completed at the end of this course.

CPT, HCPCS & Surgery Guidelines4 Weeks5 QCH

This course is designed to expose students to a basic overview of how to properly code for procedures and supplies using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). Students will continue to broaden their medical terminology studies with games and labeling exercises. Students will also broaden the concepts of professionalism in the healthcare setting. Students will also learn how to properly identify modifiers that can be used with CPT and HCPCS codes. Students learn how to audit cases for evaluation and management services. This course also covers general surgery guidelines.

Body System Specific Guidelines4 Weeks5 QCH

This course is designed to teach students about system specific guidelines and coding. Students learn how to differentiate between a fracture and dislocation; learn to explain the effects of extent and approach when reporting endoscopy respiratory procedures, and gain an understanding that cardiovascular services are reported using different sections of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). Student’s will review the subsection format and understand the difference in subheadings. Students will continue to broaden their medical terminology studies as well as, the concepts of professionalism within the healthcare setting.

Endocrine and Nervous System Guidelines4 Weeks5.5 QCH

Students will review the endocrine and nervous system subsections. The course will allow students to understand the format and categories of the eye and auditory. Analyze the elements in reporting radiology services. Demonstrate an understanding of pathology and laboratory terminology and analyze the format of the medicine section. Students will continue to broaden their medical terminology studies. Students will also broaden the concepts of professionalism with a focus on getting ready for an interview. A comprehensive overview of CPT/HCPCS coding as well as a case study packet will be completed at the end of this course.

ICD 10 Review, Career and CPC-A Exam Prep6 Weeks6 QCH

This course is designed for advanced students, which will require a more heightened awareness of medical procedural coding. Students will be expected to incorporate challenges such as internet research, case studies, and the use of various situations to prepare them for the Certified Professional Coder exam given through the American Academy of Professional Coders to become a Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A). Also included in this course, the students will be focusing on résumé preparation, job hunting techniques, interview preparation, employment expectations and professional opportunities within the healthcare realm.

120 Hour Externship6 Weeks6 QCH

During the 120 hours of externship the student will gain real world experience after being placed at an externship site(s). After the student completes their 120 hours, they will return to school to finish preparations to take their CPC-A certification exam.

Total60 Weeks74 QCH

*Length of Billing and Coding program varies by location.


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