INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING PROGRAM
Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding Program
This program introduces the student to ICD-10-CM, CPT®, Modifiers, HCPCS, HIPAA, Fraud and Abuse, and all aspects of the insurance field and insurance companies. The student will learn how to read a SOAP note and properly fill out a CMS-1500 health claim form. Professional ethics and standards are also covered. The basic knowledge to obtain an entry-level position will be covered in this class. Students will receive a certificate of completion after successfully passing this program. After completion of this course, the student is prepared to take AMBA’s (American Medical Billing Association) CMRS (Certified Medical Reimburse Specialist) and CMCS (Certified Medical Coding Specialist) certification exams.
No experience or knowledge is required. Anatomy and Medical Terminology is not required but highly recommended to assist students in becoming a proficient and successful coder.
LENGTH OF COURSE
6 months to complete the course and start date is determined by purchase date and completion of all enrollment forms. Students are expected to complete 1 class per week to complete the class in a timely manner. The course and start date are determined by the orientation date. Orientation will be performed when full payment and completion of all enrollment forms have been received by Foundation Billing and Medical Coding, LLC.
This class is an online independent self-study program. The student can view classes at their own pace and are given up to 6 months to complete the course.
This class does require the student to print the class assignments and lecture notes. If you prefer not to print or are unable to print these notes, Foundation Billing and Medical Coding, LLC can provide the entire class assignments and lecture notes for an additional charge of $80.00.
Tammy Sue Keyes, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CFPC, Approved Instructor
Tammy Sue Keyes has over 25 years of experience in the medical profession. She is the founder of Foundation Billing and Medical Coding, LLC (2021) with a specialty in physician billing and coding.
Her extensive background includes ophthalmology, podiatry, chiropractic, and family practice. Her past also includes being an instructor for Career Coders, LLC, and past member/officer of the AAPC Loveland Chapter as secretary and president.
She has presented for several AAPC local chapters as well as providing physician education and training.
Her true passion is teaching and lifelong learning. She resides in Johnstown, Colorado, with her husband, daughter, and cat.
After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to obtain an entry-level position in a medical billing and/or coding environment. Completion of this course prepares the student to sit for AMBA’s CMRS and CMCS credentialing examinations.
SUBJECTS/UNITS OF INSTRUCTION
The units of instruction are divided into 20 separate chapters and contain the following information: ICD-10-CM, CPT®, HCPCS, HCPCS & CPT® Modifiers, SOAP Notes, HIPAA, Fraud and Abuse, CMS-1500 claims form, Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s and other insurances, Work Compensation, Laboratory Billing, Insurance Billing, Collections, Reimbursement, rules and regulations, Career and Professionalism.
TYPE OF INSTRUCTION
On-line lectures, Coding Books, PowerPoint, Class Assignments
TUITION AND REGISTRATION FEES:
The cost of the course is $1500.00 plus the cost of the books. Current year CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS books must be purchased by the student. Shipping and handling of books are not included and are paid for by the student.
This class is an online independent self-study program. The student can view classes at their own pace and are given up to 6 months to complete the course. This Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding class is a practical course that requires the student to actively participate during the class. This class is not a preparation class for the CPC® Examination. However, completion of this course prepares the student to sit for AMBA’s CMRS and CMCS credentialing examinations.