Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program - CERTIFICATE FEE ONLY
|Dates:||December 18, 2018|
|Meets:||Tu from 12 M to 12:00 AM, 1 session|
|Course Fee (Basic)||Certificate Fee||$ 40.00|
There are still openings remaining at this time.
This is the certificate fee only - you must sign up for the courses yourself as they fit your schedule.
Students do not need to be admitted to USA to enroll in the certificate program. There is an attendance policy to ensure students receive instructions needed to be successful students. It is our sincere desire that you enjoy each course in our curricula. Please take advantage of the opportunities provided for an exchange of dialogue and ideas with your instructors. We trust that the personal enrichment and professional growth you experience while in the certificate program will result in increased employment and advancement opportunities for you.
The Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program consists of seven classes and begins each fall term with the Medical Terminology class. This certificate can be earned in less than a year when students take an average of two classes per term. To earn a certificate in coding from the USA Center for Continuing Education students must successfully complete and pass all seven classes.
The certificate program consists of the following classes:
- Medical Terminology covers basic terminology including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, abbreviations, and symbols. Class duration is eight weeks and offered during fall term.
- Introduction to Basic ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding is designed for either the beginner or inexperienced coder and provides an overview of the correct use of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis manual in assigning codes to each service provided to a patient. Class duration is 10 weeks and offered during fall term. This course replaces the Beginning ICD-9-CM class, but includes a two-week overview of ICD-9-CM.
- Anatomy and Physiology provides students with a foundation in the anatomy and physiology of the human body. This class covers major organ systems and covers advanced terms associated with those systems. Class duration is eight weeks and is offered during winter term.
- Beginning CPT/HCPCS Procedural Coding is designed for either the beginner or intermediate coder to gain and understanding of the correct use of the CPT/HCPCS Procedural Manual to assign codes to each service provided to patients. Class duration is eight weeks and is offered during winter term.
- Chart Reviewing for Physician Office Coders provides students with hands-on experience in monitoring charts for information required for compliance in physician offices. Students also gain valuable knowledge of the different types of chart audits and determining proper courses of action during audits. Additionally, students learn Evaluation and Documentation Guidelines set by the CMS and AMA. Class duration is four weeks and offered during the spring term.
- Comprehensive Coding I for Physician Offices is an intermediate-level course designed for students to learn more about specialty-specific coding. Various coding scenarios and case studies will be discussed and worked. ICD-9 (or ICD-10) and understanding of medical terminology along with anatomy and physiology are prerequisites to enrolling in this course. Duration is eight weeks and is offered during spring term.
- Comprehensive Coding II for Physicians Offices is the advanced coding class that combines hands-on coding experience with lectures and class discussions of case scenarios to assist in preparing for the AAPC CPC® Exam. Class duration is 10 weeks and is only offered during summer term. ICD-9 (or ICD-10), an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and completion of Comprehensive Coding I are prerequisites to enrolling in this course.