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Medical Billing & Coding (non-credit) 


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This non-credit combined 80-hour Billing and Coding Course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements.  Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS).  
 
National Certification:  After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)  - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or Certified Outpatient Coder Exam (COC); the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. 
 
NWCA National Certification:  This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Medical Billing & Coding Specialist (MBCS) Exam. 
  
Course Comments: Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrollment. Most recognized exam is the CPC exam, which is taken after 6 months of employment. 

Class Offering: Summer 
Class Location: Fort Dodge  

Department: Career Launch 
CIP: 51.0791 
To register: iowacentral.augusoft.net or call 515-574-1972 

Program of Study


  • Course Number:  2000007

Contact Us:


If you have any questions, please contact:

Melissa Vorrie, Workforce Programs Director

vorrie@iowacentral.edu

515-574-1972 or text 515-523-5737

Non-Discrimination Policy


It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email: concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. 

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