Medical billers and coders play a major role in bringing together patients, health care providers, and insurance companies. They translate the documents in a patient’s chart into codes, and spend a majority of their time using their computer to enter data into a billing systems or looking for information to clarify notes in the patient’s chart. The day-to-day duties may consist of:
The Medical Billing and Coding program is a non-credit program lasting one year. These are intensive courses and require students to be prepared for each class. Students need to be able to effectively manage their time to successfully complete this program. You must take all required courses to receive a certificate.
This program will prepare the student to become nationally certified as a CPC-A (Certified Professional Coder Apprentice). This certification is sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The AAPC is a nationally-recognized organization offering professional accreditation, education, recognition and networking opportunities to medical coders.
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