Medical Billing and Coding
Begins October 2013!
Instructor: David Martinez
Days/Times: Wednesdays 6-9pm & Saturdays 9am-12pm
Dates: October – December 2013 (Dates: To be announced)
Location: New Mexico State University Alamogordo
Students will learn how the billing process works, how to file insurance claims and how the collections process works. Properly using and applying the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code format in both diagnostic and procedural coding is critical in today’s medical offices and clinics. Special attention is given to medical terminology.
Students who successfully complete this course will be registered for the NHA certification exam for Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (cost of exam included in tuition). Students who successfully complete this course are also awarded a Certificate of Completion by NMSU Alamogordo. This is a non-credit course.
Billing, Insurance and Collections
- Filing insurance claims
- Insurance terminology
- Benefits terminology
- Fundamental concepts of diagnosis and procedural coding
- Learn to use the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Manual
- Accurately code procedures
- Accurately code services
- Tuition – $2,995 which also includes all materials, textbooks, and certification exam. Tuition assistance and payment plans are available for those who qualify.
- Classes start October 2013 and end December 2013. Certification exam scheduled for December 2013.
- Classes will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-9:00pm and Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm.
- 54 hours of classroom study.
- Classes are held on the NMSU Alamogordo campus located at 2400 Scenic Drive.
Admission to the program is based on a review of the application and interview with the student. In order to complete the application and be considered for admission, students must:
- Complete all registration, enrollment, and student agreement forms.
- Provide high school transcripts, GED scores, or college transcripts.
- Submit to a complete background check (Applicants who have been convicted of any felony or drug related crime will not be considered).
Additional prerequisites include:
- Basic algebra, computer, and typing skills of 25-30 WPM.
- Commitment to a rigorous 9-week course schedule, which includes approximately 12 hours of study time and work outside of class per week.
This course has been approved by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Once a student successfully passes the 54 hours of classroom training, he or she will be registered for the NHA certification exam for Certified Billing and Coding Specialist. The cost of the certification exam is included in the tuition amount. For more information, please visit the NHA website at www.nhanow.com.
For more information contact:
NMSU-Alamogordo Community Education
National Collegiate Partners