The Medical Coding (Certificate) Program provides students with an intensive study in the medical coding and billing atmosphere. It creates a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to work in a variety of healthcare institutions. It is taught 4 days per week in evening sessions for a total of 4 terms or 48 weeks. The program is 12 months during the evening sessions. Students must participate in 180 class sessions to complete the program.
The objective of the Medical Coding (Certificate) Program is for the student to acquire the level of education and training to become part of the healthcare industry. Students will gain multi-skills training along with hands-on experience preparing to become valuable workers in entry-level positions. They are trained to become flexible and receptive to the changing needs of employers.
The Medical Coding (Certificate) Program teaches basic concepts, skills, and terminology for graduates to obtain entry-level jobs in this occupation. Studies include classroom and laboratory work in these areas:
- Professionalism, Medical Law, and Medical Ethics
- Medical Coding, Medical Insurance Billing
- CPT Coding Procedures, Math Fundamental Skills
- Intro to PC Office Applications, Anatomy, Physiology
- Medical Computer Applications
Program Teaching Methods
Throughout this program, the student will experience a hands-on approach to learning and gaining skills. Upon completion of this program, insurance coders and billers will be prepared to sit for the national certification examination. This certification allows them to work in a variety of entry-level healthcare positions.
Medical Coding And Billing Job Description
Medical Coders and Billers demonstrate a broad knowledge of expertise in reviewing and assigning correct coding for procedures and diagnoses for medical claim reimbursements.
Their typical duties include:
- Receive and review patient charts and documents to verify accuracy
- Translate doctors’ notes and reports into an alpha-numeric coding system
- Comply with medical coding and billing guidelines and policies
- Create databases of patient histories, medical treatments, and medications
- Use the coded records to create patient billing statements for insurance companies
- Follow up on and clarify any information that is not clear to other staff members
- Prevent or minimize lost revenue for their practice and employer
- Protect their practice from unfavorable audit results
- Bill patients for any balance due on their accounts
Graduates may apply their Medical Coding and Billing skills to their present occupation or become employed with different healthcare institutions such as:
● Physicians’ Offices
● Dentists’ Offices
● Medical Clinics
● Health Departments
● Nursing Homes
● Home Health Agencies
● Blood Banks
● Mental Health Clinics
● Birthing Centers
● Outpatient Surgical Centers
● Government Agencies
● Health Insurance companies
How Career Services Help
ITI Technical College is committed to assisting students and graduates in the pursuit of rewarding employment in their field of study. While we cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, ITI works to assist students and graduates with employment opportunities before and after graduation. We believe a technical career often provides a better salary, working conditions, and self-image, which consequently result in A BETTER LIFE for our students and graduates.
Why Choose ITI Technical College
ITI Technical College faculty and staff are dedicated to student success from instructing to counseling. Instructors deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum and academic counselors focus on ensuring students have the tools needed for success.
Since 1973, ITI Technical College has graduated thousands of students in technical programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges to ensure students receive the best education and training possible.
How To Apply
It is easy to find out if the Medical Coding Certificate Program is right for you and how to enroll. Start by calling one of our Admissions Specialists at (877) 591-1070 and schedule a tour today.
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Medical Coding (Certificate) Program
Certificate Program MC10T
Major Occupations for which graduates will be qualified:
51.0713 – Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder