Medical Coding & Billing

Welcome to the school of Allied Health! The Medical Coding and Billing program at CBT College could put you one step closer to working in the healthcare industry.

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The medical coding and billing diploma program on CBT College campuses in Florida is approximately eight months long. You will learn a variety of curriculum, in addition to receiving the hands-on experience that you will need as you seek employment in this entry-level position.

You will receive hours and hours of hands-on practical experience in administrative functions, including medical billing and coding. These hours of training will take place in a classroom laboratory setting.

The Medical Coding and Billing (MCB) program is designed to prepare graduates who are able to review, analyze, abstract and apply and use standardized medical coding systems to health data for such purposes as: billing of third party payers (government agencies and insurance companies) for reimbursement of healthcare services rendered, facilitate statistical classification for researchers, examine utilization patterns for administrators, to name a few.

In general these professionals will have technical skills and knowledge necessary: to assign medical codes from standardized medical code sets to diagnoses and procedures/treatments documented in health records and to bill third party payers for reimbursement of healthcare services provided. Medical Coding and Billing Specialists are employed in a variety of jobs in physician’s offices, outpatient facilities, billing services, government, insurance companies or in self-employment. Students can choose to continue with the coursework toward an associate degree in Health Information Management Technology.

To learn more about the medical coding and billing diploma program offered at CBT College in Florida, give us a call today!

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The medical coding and billing diploma program at CBT College will prepare you for a successful career as a medical coder and biller. You will learn how to review documentation that has been provided to you by a physician, or health care practitioner. It will be your duty to translate the information on these documents into standardized numerical codes. This technical aspect will be taught to you thoroughly in our medical coding and billing program.

In this diploma program, you will also learn how to assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes using a universally recognized coding system. These codes are necessary for classification and research, to examine utilization patterns, and to facilitate third-party reimbursement.

The medical coding and billing diploma program at our Miami Gardens and West Kendall campuses could prepare you for certification; receiving certification could help you earn a higher salary, and it could provide you with more career opportunities. In order to become a certified medical coding and billing technician, you will need to take the National Certification Examination for Medical Billing and Coding. This certification examination is conducted by the National Center for Competency Testing. Get the certification you need to have a competitive edge in the medical coding and billing job market.

Microsoft Technology Applications

CGS1060 ›

This is a hands-on course in which you will learn to use a computer to practice four of the most popular programs within the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). You will learn to be an intermediate level user of the Microsoft Office Suite. Microsoft Word is a word processing program with which you can create common business and personal documents. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that organizes and calculates accounting-type information. Microsoft Access is a database program that organizes large amounts of information in a useful manner. Finally, Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program with which you can develop slides to accompany an oral presentation.

Medical Terminology

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This courses introduces medical elements and theirs application to body systems and medical specialties. The students will be introduced to medical terms, including suffixis, roots, prefixes and anatomical terms. The basic body components will also be introduced and associated with the proper terminology.

Anatomy and Physiology

BCS1085 ›

Students are introduced to the structure and function of the human organ systems as an integral part of the medical field. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the human body structures and normal functioning of each structural system, as well as what takes place when the body’s homeostasis is unbalanced. These goals are accomplished through a variety of methods such as lecture, visuals, handouts, labeling and visual exercises as well open discussion in the form of questions and answers.

Health Care Record & Data Management

HIM1110 ›

This course introduces the student to the Health Information Management (HIM) profession and to the foundations of the health record and data management. Special emphasis is placed on the purpose and content of the health record and how it used for purposes of data integrity, reimbursement, research, the foundation for standards, quality improvement, privacy and security, and in the delivery of safe healthcare to the patient. Of particular interest are an introduction to the electronic health record (EHR), health information exchange, and meaningful use which are also covered.

Medical Coding I

HIM1222 ›

This course provides the student a comprehensive training in the application of diagnostic codes from the Official ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding and Reporting Guidelines. The course introduces the student to the basic principles and conventions of ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding, illustrates the application of coding principles with examples and exercises based on actual case documentation, and teaches students and physician-based coding personnel how to analyse clinical data for the purpose of coding and reimbursement.

Medical Coding II

HIM1232 ›

This course provides the student a comprehensive training in the application of diagnostic codes from the Official ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding and Reporting Guidelines. The course introduces the student to the basic principles and conventions of ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding, illustrates the application of coding principles with examples and exercises based on actual case documentation, and teaches students and physician-based coding personnel how to analyse clinical data for the purpose of coding and reimbursement

Medical Insurance & Billing Procedures

HIM1273 ›

This course provides the student with a comprehensive and in depth view of medical insurance, billing and claims processing. This course focuses on the major private and governmental plans and their reimbursement methodologies. Topics addressed in this course include: the roles of third party payers in the reimbursement of providers in the health industry; the roles played by medical insurance specialists and HIM professionals in the reimbursement process with private and governmental third party payers; the steps of the billing and reimbursement cycle.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Provide students with an understanding of the medical Coding & Billing scope of practice.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and the importance of HIPAA regulations and other healthcare laws
  3. Use and apply correctly the diagnostic coding sets using the ICD-9-CM coding manual and 3M Encoder Software. Students also, are trained in ICD-10 CM codes in preparation for the transitioning effective in October 2015.
  4. Master diagnostic coding for all body systems, newborn conditions, signs and systems, ill-defined conditions, injury, poisoning, V codes, and E codes
  5. Use the CPT coding manual to code procedures, services, and treatments, Evaluation and Management (E/M) encounters, and radiology, pathology, and laboratory services
  6. Use and apply correctly the Healthcare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS)
  7. Understand health insurance cycle process and complete correctly health insurance claims forms, and know how providers are reimbursed for their services
  8. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of computer applications, Medisoft software, Electronic billing as well as entry level Electronic Data Entry and Electronic Health Records skills
  9. Demonstrate interpersonal skills, medical ethics, confidentiality and professionalism in the coding & billing field.
The need for medical coding and billing technicians is expected to increase by 22 percent over the next few years. Increased populations will cause the need for increased health care services, which is good news for medical coding and billing technicians. You could find stable employment with government agencies, physician offices, residential care facilities, hospitals, and other medical facilities once you have earned your medical coding and billing diploma.

Available Campuses

CBT College has five (5) convenient locations in Miami-Dade. All CBT locations are nationally accredited by ACICS, and offer a full time Career Services Department to help student and graduates in their Job Search.

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CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.

1 CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.

2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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