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Online Medical Coding

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Online Medical Coding (240 contact hours; 4 months) open entry enrollment.

For more information and to register, contact  Melissa Shockey: 304-434-8000, ext. 9253.


Course Description

This billing and coding program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems.  It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement.  Course topics include HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), the Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500), basics of diagnostic and procedural coding, tracing deliquent claims and insurance issues, CPT modifiers, and more.

Successful completion of the course makes students eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Examination, which provides national professional certification.

Course Outcomes

  • Identify the important role of a medical coder in upholding ethical billing practices and in obtaining reimbursement for healthcare services
  • Correctly use the ICD-10-CM for diagnostic coding
  • Correctly use CPT codes for coding medical procedures
  • Apply national and local HCPCS codes and modifiers
  • Explain the purpose and use if ICD-10-PCS codes

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For more information, or to register, contact Melissa Shockey, in the Workforce Education Department: 304-434-8000, ext. 9253; or toll-free: 877-982-2322.

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