ECC's Continuing Education
department is offering a comprehensive 84 hour noncredit medical coding program
that provides students with the skills needed to solve insurance billing
problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10CM, ICD-10PCS and or
the ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims,
appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The class meets from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm on
Monday and Thursday nights in ECC classroom A165 starting February 22, 2016. Course fee is $ 1,699.
Course content includes: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and
Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory),
ICD-10 and ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for
medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to
find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10CM/PCS or ICD-9). Note:
After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), 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 Association (AHIMA) Certified
Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. Both
the AAPC and AHIMA certification exams include new ICD-10 material. Class fee
includes textbooks. Additional fee for exams. Individuals interested in seeking
employment in a hospital may wish to consider the AHIMA CCA exam. The optional
AAPC CPC certification exam is administered by the Elgin Chapter of the AAPC.
Students are responsible for the additional AAPC test fees which are
approximately $300 subject to change at any time by AAPC. For more information
and test dates, contact the Elgin Chapter of AAPC.
This course has suggested
prerequisites and educational requirements that are stated in the complete
course description. To view complete course
description and to register, please click here:
http://elgin.edu/noncreditclasses.aspx click on "Register & Pay" then enter "CEB 415" on the second line of the registration form.
Questions? Call Continuing Education at 847-622-3036 or
email us at:
Over 50 and unemployed? ECC's Workforce Transitions department may be
able to provide tuition assistance for this course. Please contact Judy Burman directly at
847-214-6931 for complete details.