Medical Billing and Coding

Hours: 600 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,995.00

Course Overview:

Medical Billing is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health. The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural insurance forms processing.

This Medical Billing course covers all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians' offices. An emphasis on the role of the medical insurance specialist prepares you for success in the workplace, including areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA, and bill collection strategies. Our Medical Billing course will give you the skills you need to be competitive in the healthcare market place.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the core elements of health insurance
  • Identify features of the different coding systems and their documentation
  • Define the features of processing claim forms both electronic and paper
  • Comprehend fee and insurance collection
  • Comprehend the features of various health care payer types

Medical Coding is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health. The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding. Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from one of the most trusted programs in the field! This Medical Coding course is practical and shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems by providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, this course offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. No other course on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding systems in one course!

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the core elements of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • Identify the conventions and guidelines of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • Identify the conventions and guidelines of the ICD-9-CM coding system
  • Identify the conventions and guidelines of the HCPCS coding system
  • Identify the conventions and guidelines of the CPT coding system

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. If you do not know Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology you can take one or both of our additional courses.

Course Outline:

Medical Billing Module 1
Career Role & Responsibilities
  • Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Insurance Claims, Coding, & Billing Background
  • Medical Etiquette
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Using Electronic Technologies
  • The Privacy Rule
  • Basics of Health Insurance
  • Legal Principles of Insurance
  • The Insurance Policy
  • Choice of Health Insurance
Medical Billing Module 2
The Claims Process
  • The Documentation Process
  • Documentation Guidelines
  • Contents of a Medical Report
  • Review & Audit of Health Records
  • The Diagnostic Coding System
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Rules for Coding
  • ICD-9-CM Versus ICD-10-CM
  • Procedural Coding Skills
  • Methods of Payment
  • The CPT Code Book
  • Code Modifiers
Medical Billing Module 3
Paper Claims and Electronic Data
  • Types of Submitted Claims
  • Health Insurance Claim Forms
  • CMS-1500
  • Why Claims are Delayed or Rejected
  • Optical Scanning Format Guidelines
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Electronic Claims
  • Transaction & Code Set Regulations
  • Claims Attachment Standards
  • Building the Claim
  • HIPPA & Electronic Claims
  • Records Management
Medical Billing Module 4
Fee & Insurance Collection
  • Follow-Up After Claim Submission
  • Claim Policy Provisions
  • Explanation of Benefits
  • Claim Management Techniques
  • Review and Appeal Process
  • State Insurance Commissioner
  • Cash Flow Cycle
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Fee Schedule
  • Credit Arrangements
  • Credit & Collection Laws
  • The Collection Process
Medical Billing Module 5
Health Care Payers, Part 1
  • Private Insurance
  • Managed Care Systems
  • Medical Review
  • Plan Administration
  • Understanding Medicare
  • Medicare Policies & Regulations
  • Medicare Managed Care Plans
  • Medicare Reimbursement
  • Medicaid Programs
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • Medicaid Benefits
  • Medicaid Claim Procedures
Medical Billing Module 6
Health Care Payers, Part 2
  • TRICARE Programs
  • TRICARE Standards
  • CHAMPVA Programs
  • TRICARE & CHAMPVA Claims Procedures
  • Workers’ Compensation Laws
  • Workers’ Compensation Eligibility & Coverage
  • Workers’ Compensation Fraud & Abuse
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration Act (OSHA)
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Disability Benefit Programs
  • Disability Claims
  • Federal & State Disability Programs
Medical Billing Module 7
Inpatient & Outpatient Billing
  • Hospital Billing
  • Patient Service representative
  • Admissions Procedures
  • Utilization Review
  • Coding Hospital Diagnoses & Procedures
  • Coding Inpatient Procedures
  • Coding Outpatient Procedures
  • Reimbursement Process
  • Billing Problems
  • Hospital Billing Claim Form
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Searching for a Job
  • Self-Employment
Medical Coding Module 1   
Overview of ICD-10-CM
  • Reimbursement
  • HIPPA Compliance
  • System Developments & Improvements
  • Outpatient Coding
  • Reporting Guidelines
  • First-Listed Diagnosis
  • Uncertain/Unconfirmed Diagnosis
  • Z-Codes
  • Using ICD-10-CM
  • Organization of Guidelines
  • Accurate Coding
  • Combination Codes
Medical Coding Module 2     
ICD-10-CM Chapter-Specific Guidelines
  • Certain Infections
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Neoplasms
  • Mental & Behavioral Disorders
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Eye and Ear Diseases
  • Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Diseases
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Skin Diseases
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Congenital Malformations
  • Injury and Poisoning
Medical Coding Module 3     
Overview of ICD-9-CM
  • ICD-9-CM Format
  • Outpatient Coding
  • Reporting Guidelines
  • Diagnoses
  • V Codes
  • Uncertain Diagnosis
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Surgery
  • Organization of the Guidelines
  • Level of Specificity
  • Combination Codes
Medical Coding Module 4    
ICD-9-CM Chapter-Specific Guidelines
  • Infections
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Endocrine and Immunity Disorders
  • Blood Diseases
  • Mental and Behavioral Disorders
  • Circulatory and Respiratory System Diseases
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Diseases of the Genitourinary System
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Skin Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions
Medical Coding Module 5  
  • Intro to CPT
  • Intro to Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  • Purpose of the CPT Manual
  • CPT Manual Format
  • Starting with the Index
  • History of National Level Codes
  • CPT Modifiers
Medical Coding Module 6   
Evaluation and Management, Anesthesia, Surgery
  • Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
  • Contents of the E/M Section
  • Three Factors of E/M Codes
  • Levels of E/M Service
  • Using E/M Codes
  • Anesthesia
  • Formula for Anesthesia Payment
  • Concurrent Modifiers
  • Unlisted Anesthesia
  • Surgery Guidelines
  • Unlisted Procedures
  • Surgical Package
Medical Coding Module 7
Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Integumentary System
  • Skin and Accessory Structures
  • Nails
  • Burns
  • Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Casts and Strappings
  • Respiratory Systems
  • Endoscopy
  • Trachea/Bronchi
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
Medical Coding Module 8
Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems
  • Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
  • Diaphragm
  • Digestive System
  • Lips, Tongue, and Mouth
  • Esophagus and Stomach
  • Intestines, Rectum, Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Urinary System
  • Genital Systems
  • Reproductive Surgery
  • Intersex Surgery
  • Maternity Care and Delivery
Medical Coding Module 9
Nervous System and Radiology
  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Eye and Ocular Adnexa
  • Auditory System
  • Operating Microscope
  • Radiology
  • Terms and Planes
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Breast, Mammography
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Nuclear Medicine
Medical Coding Module 10
Pathology, Medicine, and Inpatient Coding
  • Pathology/Laboratory
  • Therapeutic Drug Assays
  • Evocative/Suppression Testing
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Medicine
  • Dialysis
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Chemotherapy Administration
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Inpatient Coding
  • Development of the ICD-10-PCS

All necessary materials are included.


Upon successful completion of our Medical Billing course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **