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Billing and Coding Program Description

Illinois Healthcare Careers Billing and Coding Program consists of 16 modules, 3,5 hours each. Billing and Coding Program modules are offered once a week on Saturdays (please refer to the Academic Calendar posted in School Catalog for details) covering knowledge and skills needed to accurately report, transmit and track claims. As a medical billing and coding specialist, this will help develop needed skills and training as well as knowledge to submit proper documentation to insurance companies and federal agencies for reimbursement in order for their employees to succeed and avoid fraud charges. The duration of the program is 16 weeks of a blended course. 


Occupational Objectives

The program will prepare students for opportunities as medical coders in medical offices, clinics, insurance companies, and in the form of freelance home-based businesses.

Prepare to find a position as an Insurance Billing Specialist, Medical Coding, Claims Assistance Professional, or Electronic Claims Processor.

Program Objectives

  • To understand basic anatomy and physiology
  • To understand basic medical terminology
  • To understand the basics of health insurance
  • To learn the concept of HIPAA Compliance and Privacy
  • To learn the role of the Health Insurance Billing Specialist
  • To understand medical documentation
  • To learn Electronic Data Interchange
  • To learn the basics of Medicare and Medicaid
  • To understand the lifecycle of a medical claim
  • To understand payment and collection strategies
  • To understand the basics of ICD-10 coding
  • To understand the basics of CPT coding
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