CLEARFIELD – The Lock Haven University Clearfield campus will offer an evening medical billing and coding program.
This combined 80-hour billing and coding 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, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.
The program will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 2 through Dec. 9. It will be held from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Lock Haven Clearfield campus.
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 processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements.
Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS). After obtaining the practical work experience (6months 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
This program includes 80 course contact hours. Tuition for this course is $1,899 which includes all textbooks.
For more information on this or other programs offered by the Workforce and Continuing Education
Department at Lock Haven University Clearfield, in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, please visit here.