Medical Billing & Coding

The Medical Billing & Coding program is designed for students who desire to enter into a career specific to Medical Billing and Coding and/or Medical Office Management. Applicable content is taught in the classroom and laboratory setting, and will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to sit for the Insurance and Coding Specialist Certification test through NCCT, or obtain an entry level position in the medical billing industry. Students who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion from ACC, and may elect to move on to further education to receive an Associate Degree in Medical Office Management. Clinical experience may also be included, when available.

Tuition

Books

Supplies/Technology Fees

HeartSaver/CPR Certification

Insurance

NCCT Insurance and Coding Specialist Certification

Graduation

Total Due

$6,475.00

$815.00

$332.00

$45.00

$18.00

$300.00

$75.00

$8,060.00

Full-Time Program

  • Approximately 9 months

  • 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Thursday

  • Field experience included 

  • Maximum Student/Teacher Ratio - Classroom, Lab, and Clinical, 20:1

The following are to be completed prior to the first day of class:

  • Fill out online application at www.accrtw.org

  • Pay $50.00 application fee, waived for Alliance HS students who graduated in the last 365 days before class start date

  • Have a copy of your High School Diploma or Transcripts or High School Equivalency Certificate or Transcripts on file

  • Financial Aid:Complete the 2021-2022 online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at www.studentaid.gov. School Code 030151. Sign Award Letter and Enrollment Agreement at ACC office

  • Provide evidence of the ability to succeed in the classroom by providing one of the following:

                    Dated within the last five years from class start date, one of the following:

       -High school transcript with a 2.5 GPA or higher

     -ACT Minimum Scores of a Composite: 14, Reading: 14, and Math: 14.

     -SAT Minimum Scores of Reading: 260, Writing: 260 and Math 306

     -GED earned and scores of 155 or higher in each Language Arts and Math

     -High School Equivalency Diploma earned and scores of Reading: 13 and Math: 13 (HiSet test)

     -Workkeys test results showing scores of Workplace Document: 5, Graphic Literacy: 4, and Math: 4

     -Take The Adult Basic Education (TABE) Admissions Test and earn a minimum score of

    528 on Reading and 506 on Combined Math. Call the ACC office to schedule an appointment.

Alliance Career Center 900 Hour Medical Billing & Coding Curriculum

Unit 1

Theory Hours: 96

Field Hours: 6

Unit 2

Theory Hours: 96

Field Hours: 6

Unit 3

Theory Hours: 96

Field Hours: 6

Unit 4

Theory Hours: 96

Field Hours: 6

Unit 5

Theory Hours: 96

Field Hours: 6

Unit 6

Theory Hours: 96

Field Hours: 6

Unit 7

Theory Hours: 96

Field Hours: 6

Unit 8

Theory Hours: 96

Field Hours: 6

Unit 9
Theory/Lab Hours: 84

Total Hours: 900

Section 101A

Fundamentals of Insurance; Description of a Professional Insurance Specialist; Computer Peripherals, Use and Keyboarding, Time and Stress Management, Effective Coping

Section 102A

HIPAA Policies and Patient Confidentiality, Intro. to Billing and Diagnostic Coding for Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, and Integumentary Systems, ICD-10 and CPT Coding for Burns

Section 103A

State and Federal Insurance, Intro to CPT Coding, Diagnostic and Procedural Coding for the Cardiovascular and Circulatory System, Office Communication, Policy and Procedure, Intro to Surgical and Anesthesia Coding

Section 104A

Basic Math Applications, Office Payroll Processing, Intro. to CMS-1500 form, Phone Triage, Scheduling and Documentation, Respiratory and Neurological System Coding

Section 105A

- Private Insurance, The Blue Plans, Conflict Resolution, ICD-10 and CPT coding for the Urinary System, ICD-10 Coding for Mental and Behavioral Health, External Causes of Injury

Section 106A

Daily Office Operations, Claim Processing, Math Applications, Diagnostic and Procedure Coding for the Digestive and Endocrine System

Section 107A

Worker’s Compensation and Disability Claims, HCPCS, Evaluation and Management Coding, Professionalism, ICD10 and CPT coding of the Musculoskeletal System

Section 108A

Office Management, Career Prep and Readiness, Infectious Disease, ICD10-CM  and CPT Coding for the Reproductive System and Perinatal Period

Section 109

Comprehensive Review, Interview Preparation, CPR and BLS for the Healthcare Professional

Section 101B

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body; Exposure to identifying, dissecting, and understanding medical terminology; Healthcare and Money; Basic keyboarding skills and assessment

Section 102B

Examination of Eyes, Ears and Integumentary System; Infection Control and Safety Practices; Infectious Disease Control and Prevention

Section 103B

Structure and Function, Medical Terminology, and Disease and Disorders of the Cardiovascular, Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems

Section 104B

Examination of the Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology related to the Respiratory and Nervous Systems

Section 105B

Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology related to the Urinary System, Diseases and Disorders of the Urinary System, Fluids and Electrolytes Balance; Mental and Behavioral Health, and Stress Management

Section 106B

Structure, Function and Disease Processes of the Digestive and Endocrine Systems; Digestive and Endocrine System terminology; Importance of Proper Diet and Nutrition

Section 107B

Composition, Function and Terminology of the Human Skeleton and Muscular Systems, Professionalism and Customer Service in the Office

Section 108B

Study of Growth and Development, Reproduction and Reproductive Disease, Genetics and Genetic Anomaly, Chromosomal Abnormality

Book List

  • ICD-10-CM Expert 2021 for Providers & Facilities- 1st Edition    

  • CPT 2021 (CPT/ Current Procedural Terminology)- 1st Edition

  • Fordney’s Medical Insurance Text and Workbook- 15th Edition

  • Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Coding- 2nd Edition

  • Medical Office Management- 2nd Edition

  • Simchart for Medical Office- 1st Edition

  • The Human Body in Health & Disease- 7th Edition/Book & Workbook

  • Exploring Medical Language/Flash Cards- 11th Edition

  • Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses- 9th  Edition

Alliance Career Center (ACC) is an equal education and employment institution. ACC admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, and disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at ACC. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic provided by state or federal law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administrative programs.

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