Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Medical Billing and Coding

Important to consider before you register: Medical Billing and Coding is ACCELERATED. This class covers A LOT of information in a short time. Due to time constraints, self-study and reading is required. Sitting in class alone will not guarantee your understanding of the subject matter or passing of a certification exam if you choose to take one.

Note: If you are interested in this course, you may want to register for the Free Medical Classes Informational Session to meet the teacher and get all of your questions answered. Students interested in enrolling in the Medical Billing and Coding program should be proficient in math, have a good memory, be computer literate and pay close attention to detail. Students should enjoy administrative tasks such as reviewing, processing and submitting medical claims. Additionally, students who enroll in this program should possess good interpersonal skills to obtain accurate information from physicians and other medical providers, including responding to insurance providers regarding questions about claims.

Medical Billing and Coding Program This 80 hour 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 (EOB's) and use generic forms (CMS 1500) to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (introduction, guidelines, evaluation and management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (introduction and guidelines) and basic claims process for medical insurance and third party reimbursement. Students will learn how to find the service codes using coding manuals, (CPT & ICD-9). After obtaining the suggested practical work experience, students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H - Apprentice); the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. Educational Requirements* People interested in becoming Medical Coders or pursuing national certification should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Also, Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 years of suggested practical coding experience prior to taking the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional. Medical Billing and Coding Professional Medical billing and coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges and review files. Duties include: reviewing records; calculating charges for a patient's procedure and service and preparing itemized statements and submitting claims to third party payers. Medical Coders are responsible for the collection of physician charges and patient data to ensure that claims are submitted to insurance carriers accurately and in the most efficient and expeditious manner. Additionally, Medical Coders determine codes for physician procedures and diagnosis - using ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding protocols - for third party billing purposes. Medical Billing & Coding Professional - Employment & Education Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today! The need for professionals that understand how to code health care services and procedures for third party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.

There are an additional 3 Saturday classes from 9am-3pm.

All books and materials are included with cost of class. However: the certification exam IS NOT included with the cost of class.   

Dates:July 24 - September 20, 2012    Check for other dates
Meets:Tu, Th : 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Registration is not allowed at this time.
Please contact our office for more information.
 Phone: 770-995-9697

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