Medical Billing and Coding Classes for the Murfreesboro, TN, Area
The Medical Billing & Coding Program is designed to prepare the student so they are proficient in physicians' offices, hospitals, long-term health facilities, hospice, assisted living, and insurance companies. They are prepared with ample knowledge in the following: organizing and managing health information data, clarifying diagnoses, and obtaining additional patient information from the physician. Students will also learn how to optimize patient reimbursement by using correct coding methods and insurance preparation to include Medicare, Medicaid, Tri-Care, worker's compensation, HMOs, and private insurances.
The Billing and Coding Program is designed to be proficient and knowledgeable in a physician's office, hospital, hospice, long term health facility, assisted living, and insurance to perform the following skills: having good communication skills with staff and patients, having coping skills, following HIPAA regulations, correctly coding patient procedures and visits, keeping office neat and orderly, keeping records in patients' charts, and answering patient questions and addressing concerns.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialists assemble patients' health information including medical history, symptoms, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and all other healthcare provider services. Technicians organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. They regularly communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information.
The increasing use of electronic health records (EHR) will continue to broaden and alter the job responsibilities of health information technicians. For example, with the use of EHRs, technicians must be familiar with EHR computer software, maintaining EHR security and analyzing electronic data to improve healthcare information. Health information technicians use EHR software to maintain data on patient safety, patterns of disease, and disease treatment and outcome. Technicians also may assist with improving EHR software usability and may contribute to the development and maintenance of health information networks.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialists' duties vary with the size of the facility where they work. Technicians can specialize in many aspects of health information.
Tuition for the Medical Billing & Coding Program is $3,600.00; additional fees are $425.00.