Medical Billing and Coding Part 1
Medical Billing and Coding Part 1 introduces you to allied health career roles, medical terminology and body systems, medical processes and procedures, insurance, contracts, ethics and HIPAA compliance. Gain valuable knowledge of medical coding standards and billing medical insurance claims while you’re earning your high school diploma. JMHS gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace and earn a regionally-accredited high school diploma plus a Career Pathways Certificate by logging in to class from virtually anywhere.
Medical Billing and Coding Part 1 is available only as part of the High School + Medical Billing and Coding program and is not available for individual purchase. It is part of a 2-semester program that includes Medical Billing and Coding Part 2. If you’re considering professional certification as a medical biller and coder after graduation, enroll in our General Diploma + Medical Billing and Coding Career Pathways track today.
- Course Name: Medical Coding and Billing Part 1
- Subject Area: Career
- Credits: 1 Unit
- Track: Career Pathways
- Price: Not Available For Single Purchase
- Syllabus: Course Syllabus (PDF)
- Book(s): Comprehensive Health Insurance: Billing, Coding, and Reimbursement (3rd ed.). D. Vines, A. Braceland, E. Rollins & S. Miller. Pearson (2018); Comprehensive Medical Coding: A Path to Success. Lorraine M. Papazian-Boyce. Pearson (2016).
- Software: ICD-10-CM 2018, Practice Management Information Corp.; ICD-10-PCS 2018, Practice Management Information Corp.; CPT Professional 2018, Practice Management Information Corp.
Students learn the fundamentals of medical billing and coding and are prepared to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam from the National Healthcareer Association, the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) exam from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Program topics include medical terminology; insurance plans; medical ethics; HIPAA; diagnostic and procedural coding; coding compliance and auditing; physician and hospital billing; Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. Students receive training on ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS code assignment.
NOTE: The exam costs are not covered by JMHS. CBCS and CCA candidates must be High School graduates. Additional requirements such as membership and applications can be found with each certifying agency. CBCS, CPC®, CCA®