Sierra Medical Billing and Coding Course

Sierra Medical Billing and Coding Course

Sierra Medical Billing and Coding Course is a nationally-
recognized course that will prepare you to take your place in
the rewarding field of healthcare.  Medicine is more than
patient care— it is also a business.  Medical practices rely on
medical billers and coders to provide the cash flow that keeps
their doors open.  Positions are also available with ambulatory
care centers, medical equipment suppliers, insurance
companies, public health agencies, consulting firms, and
medical billing companies.

You will learn to function as an important member of the
healthcare team by providing key skills such as abstracting
from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and
procedures using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS
Level II code books, developing insurance claims according to
third-party guidelines, and understanding the legal, ethical and
regulatory concepts that are vital to this field.  

Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to take
the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam,
offered by National Health Career Association NHA), and will
receive the study guide materials, access to practice exams,
and exam registration fees. You will also be prepared to sit for
the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, offered by the
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Objectives

After successful completion of the Medical Billing and Coding
Course, you will be able to perform the following tasks:

Adhere to legal concepts, such as advance directive, living
will, power of attorney, and guardianship
Explain the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Safeguard and disclose protected health information (PHI)
Recognize the implications of health insurance fraud and abuse
Discover the five models of managed care organizations
Assign accurate codes from the ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS
Level II coding manuals
Assign accurate codes from the ICD-10-CM Official Draft Code
Set
Develop an insurance claim
Use the electronic data interchange (EDI)
Recognize health insurances delivered by private companies
and government-sponsored programs

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