This course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10-CM manual), complete common insurance forms, briefly overview trace delinquent claims, examine the process to appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation, and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), ICD-10-CM (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT and ICD-10-CM).
Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice) exam; the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.
This entry-level course does not require the use of a computer as the focus of a coding professional is the proper use of coding and the related coding manuals.
Date: Sept. 19 - Dec. 19, 2020 (No Class: Oct. 31, Nov. 28)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 19 at 9:00am to 4:30pm
UTRGV Brownsville Campus
One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, TX 78520
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