Medical Coding & Billing Certificate
At LearnKey, you will receive the in-depth, high-quality training and coursework you need to sit for your Medical Coding and Billing certification exam and prepare for your new career.
Our Medical Coding and Billing online courses will give you the skills and specific expertise you need to become successful in this quickly growing, in-demand field. Learn more and take charge of your future today.
LearnKey's Medical Coding and Billing program covers ICD-10 code. This program will always cover any updates to the Coding System.
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Time to Complete*: 1,062 clock hours or 12.5 months
*Estimated time includes instructional hours only and does not include certification exams or study time
Upon graduation students will then become nationally certified through National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as a Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS).
What Does a Medical Coder and Biller Do?
Medical coding and billing professionals are vital to the success of any medical office. Doctors rely on you to accurately code diagnoses and procedures, prepare insurance forms, and handle billing. You will learn skills that are in demand and have the opportunity for great earning potential.
Jobs for all Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, including medical coding and billing professionals, are expected to increase 20% through 2018*, so it’s important to get started soon by enrolling in one of the leading online Medical Coding and Billing schools — Brighton. If you are ready to start training for new opportunities in this growing field, Brighton has the right program for you.
What Topics are Covered in the Coding and Billing Courses?
At Brighton, you will be enrolling in one of the most complete and thorough Medical Coding and Billing training programs. You will progress through a series of college level courses, not just a few lessons or modules. The following are a few of the core competencies you will learn:
- Medical Terminology
- Evaluation and Management
- Coding Diagnoses
- Coding Procedures
- Coding Linkages and Compliance
- History of National Level Coding
- Third Party Reimbursement Issues
- Official Guidelines of Coding and Reporting
- Medical Insurance
- The Legal Medical Record
- The Reimbursement Cycle
- Diagnostic Coding: ICD-10
- Procedural Coding: CPT
- Coding Linkage
- Healthcare Claim Preparation and Transmission
- Claim Adjudication
- Commercial Carriers
- Managed Care Organizations
- Workers’ Compensation and Disability
- Hospital Billing and Reimbursement
- Medical Office Procedures
Brighton is not like other online Medical Coding and Billing schools. We understand that starting a successful Medical Coding and Billing career is your ultimate goal. That is why we will help you build your resume and cover letter. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search. See what sets Brighton apart from other online Medical Coding and Billing schools. Learn more about Brighton today!
For more information about our online Medical Coding and Billing school’s courses and programs, fill out the form to the right for more information, or simply give us a call today at 800.865.0165. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started on your certification and new career.
*According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.
A Career as a Medical Coder and Biller!
Our Medical Coding and Billing program was designed with you in mind. Our flexible learning model allows you to complete your studies according to your own schedule. You can review lessons as many times as you want, reinforcing the material until you have a solid understanding of it.
What courses are in the Medical Coding and Billing program?
The following courses are included in the Medical Coding and Billing program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Coding and Billing program has a total of 22 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.
|Course ID||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|MED101||Introduction to Healthcare||1 Credit Hour|
|This course provides an overview of the evolution of medicine, the role of allied health professionals, and the different medical specialties.|
|MED102||Essentials of Medical Terminology||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is an exploration of the systems of the human body, including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as well as reproductive, integumentary, blood/lymph, endocrine, and nervous systems and how they relate to each other. In addition, some of the most common diseases and disorders affecting these systems and the treatments for them are discussed.|
|MED103||Anatomy and Physiology||4 Credit Hours|
|This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body systems. Students will acquire core knowledge in the components of each system, and how systems relate to each other. Special emphasis is on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive (male and female) systems.|
|MED104||Medical Office Procedures||4 Credit Hours|
|This course provides the required background for the responsibilities of the administrative medical assistant. It prepares students for the ever-increasing use of technology in the medical office, with an emphasis on the importance on the computerization of routine tasks and of communications. Students learn to perform the duties of the administrative medical assistant under realistic conditions and with realistic pressures that require them to organize the work and set priorities. This medical administrative software simulates administrative situations commonly found in healthcare practices. The students will learn to input patient information, schedule appointments, and handle billing. In addition to preparing various lists and reports, the student learns to handle insurance claims electronically.|
|MCB101||Medical Coding I||3 Credit Hours|
|A study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.|
|MCB102||Medical Coding II||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is a continuation of Medical Coding I and is a study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.|
|MBL101||Medical Billing I||2 Credit Hours|
|This course is an introduction to the field of medical insurance billing and reimbursement, including insurance payment methods, HIPAA and the legal medical record, the billing and reimbursement cycle, physician coding and compliance, and claims processing. In this course, students learn to use software for electronic medical records implementation. Prerequisite: MED102 or equivalent.|
|MBL102||Medical Billing II||2 Credit Hours|
|A continuation of the study of medical insurance billing and reimbursement, including healthcare payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, TRICARE and CHAMPVA. Worker’s Compensation, disability, and hospital billing are also addressed. In this course, students learn to use software for electronic medical records implementation. Prerequisite: MBL101.|
|This course gives an introduction to the world of work covering labor market information, career planning, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing skills, questions, and correspondence. As students complete their program of study and prepare to search for a position in their new career, this course will solidify their career goals and career planning techniques.|
Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population will require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. Moreover, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform.
You could find Medical Coding and Billing jobs in the following settings:
- Physicians’ offices
- Medical libraries
- Government medical facilities
- Insurance companies
- Health maintenance organizations (HMO’s)
- Mental health facilities
- Coding/billing organizations
- Your home
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians in May 2015 was $37,110. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,190, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $61,400.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm.
|Total Sales Price||$4,740|
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All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma. For full admission requirements visit: Admission Procedures.
Brighton also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement Programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.865.0165 for more information.
|Change of Program||$50|
|Returned Check/Declined Check||$25|
Unless a third-party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are released periodically. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $698 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.
Specialized Career Course
At Brighton, a leader among online Medical Coding and Billing schools, you will receive the in-depth, high-quality training and coursework you need to sit for your Medical Coding and Billing certification exam and prepare for your new career.
Through a partnership with the National Healthcare Association (NHA), Brighton provides graduates with a certification preparation package and a voucher for the Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam at no additional charge!