Medical Billing & Coding Courses in New Jersey

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Program Overview
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As a medical billing and coding school in New Jersey, an HTI education will prepare you for this critical part of the medical field. Our certificate program will jump start your career as a medical billing and coding specialist.

  • Earn your career certificate in medical billing and coding in as little as 8 months.
  • Upon completion of our program, you will be ready to work in medical offices, healthcare clinics, hospitals, and other out-patient facilities.
  • Students may sit for the national certification exam – Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Health Career Association (NHA) after successful completion of the program.
  • We offer financial aid to students who qualify.

A Medical Billing & Coding School in NJ

Healthcare Training Institute’s medical billing and coding specialist training courses have been designed to provide basic training and knowledgeable education in the fundamental areas of medical billing. Our program provides skills and necessary knowledge to students who wish to be trained in the graduate entry-level Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Office Clerk / Receptionist and Medical Administrative Assistant positions.

  • Gain a full understanding of expectations, job knowledge, and mastery of skills needed for job performance.
  • Learn Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Insurance Terminology, CPT, ICD9, HCFA 1500, UB-92 Hospital Billing Forms.
  • Familiarize yourself with General Office Procedures and practical knowledge of computerized medical billing or claims processing systems.

Medical office training in New Jersey includes including performing procedural and diagnosis coding for insurance submission, medical record interpretation, communicating between physicians and patients, and managing information.

Our medical billing and coding specialist courses are designed to provide skills and necessary knowledge to students interested in applying for graduate entry-level Medical Coding jobs as well. Medical Coding is far more than assigning numbers to services and diagnosis. The Medical Coding curriculum has been tailored in such ways to allow the student to abstract information from the patient’s record, and combine it with their knowledge of reimbursement and coding guidelines to optimize physicians and hospitals payment.

Career Opportunities

Employment Opportunities for Medical Billing & Coding Specialists

Medical Billing and Coding training at HTI can prepare you to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, care centers, and physicians’ offices. Our graduates also work in clinics, medical offices, and insurance organizations.

Program Outline

Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Program Outline

SECTIONCOURSEHOURS
Section -I Medical Terminology 48
Section -II Anatomy & Physiology 143
Section -III The Healthcare Team 38
Section -IV Administrative Procedure 68
Section -V Medical Billing (Theory & Practical) 121
Section -VI Computerized Clinical Practice 82
Section -VII Medical Coding Specialist 160
TOTAL HOURS 660
MEDICAL BILLING (THEORY & PRACTICAL)

The student will gain an understanding of legal issues, the usage of reference books and the medical billing process including completing an HCFA-1500. The student will also learn principles and eligibility guidelines for billing Medicare, Medicaid, CHAMPUS, Workers’ Compensation and Coordination of Benefits. The medical billing & coding student will learn to use the ICD and CPT for coding diagnoses and procedures, as well as familiarize themselves with different types of medical reports (triage reports, diagnostic reports, operative reports and medical histories) and how to use these reports to bill for services rendered. They will also learn the use and the proper completion of the UB-92 hospital billing form.

COMPUTERIZED CLINICAL PRACTICE

Medical Billing & Coding students will gain practical knowledge of a computerized medical billing or claims processing system. The students will bill for services and/or process claims on these systems. All rules they would be expected to adhere to in the work world will be demonstrated by the student in this module, including processing or billing claims quickly and accurately, proper use of reference materials and adherence to production and professionalism standards.

MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST

THE CPT MANUAL
 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a coding system developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) to convert uniform descriptions of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services rendered by healthcare providers into 5-digit numeric code. This section will provide an overview of the content of the CPT manual. The topics of this section are understood and using the Evaluation and Management codes. Student will be able to assign E/M codes according to the HCFA guidelines, by analyzing the key components, explaining the level of E/M services, and listing contributing factors. The student will gain an understanding for the Anesthesia and Surgery Sections, the two-or five-digits modifiers. The surgery section if the largest is the CPT manual, divided into subsections according to body systems. The participant will be able to assign codes for Radiology, Therapy, Pathology/Laboratory procedures as well as Noninvasive Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services. Health care providers are reimbursed based on the codes submitted for the procedures and services rendered. The students will combine their knowledge of reimbursement and coding guidelines to optimize physician payment.


ICD-CM

This section is an introduction to the current International Classification of Disease, Clinical Modification. Participants will learn about the three volumes included in the manual, the formats and conventions used in the medical coding. This segment will also provide total understanding of the Official Coding of diagnosis. These guidelines have been approved by the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), and the National Center for Health Statistics. Participants will practice using the necessary steps to assign an ICD-CM code.

Medical Billing & Coding AM Disclosure
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How To Apply

Contact Healthcare Training Institute today at (908) 851-7711 to learn more about our Medical Billing & Coding curriculum. Or fill out our Request Information form and we’ll contact you shortly. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please note that our Medical Billing Specialist program has been expanded to include coding training as well, as coding is an important part of the curriculum.

A medical billing & coding certification is awarded to a student upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.