Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

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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 advocating between the patient and insurance companies, organizing information for medical statements, analyzing information for any errors, posting payment and providing 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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