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    Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

CAHS 151 - Medical Coding/Billing (1–12)


This billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 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 (surgery, radiology, and laboratory), ICD-9 (introduction and guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursement. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using coding manuals (CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS). Students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certifies Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H - Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. This course is eligible for college credit after successful completion of the program.