The Medical Coding and Insurance diploma program prepares students in many of the procedures associated with billing for medical services. Students receive training in medical billing processes including patient account management, diagnosis and procedure coding, and medical insurance claim completion and processing.
Medical coding involves the use of nationally recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment. Students are trained in claims processing for insurance programs/plans including Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, profit and nonprofit third-party payers, workers compensation and disability coverage.
Graduates of the program may be eligible to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Professional Biller (CPB) certification exams through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
The 50-credit diploma is offered in Moorhead and online.
Here is what you'll learn
- CPT and HCPCS level II procedure and ICD-CM diagnosis coding
- Health insurance and medical billing procedures
- Practice management systems and Microsoft Office applications
- Law, ethics and confidentiality in the health care setting
- Electronic health care record (EHR)preparation and management
- Structure and function of the human body in health and disease states
- Appointment schedule management
- Patient registration procedures
- Communication using the language of medicine
- Interpersonal skills for a health care setting
- Critical thinking and organizational skills