Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program - LIVE Online

Dates: September 15 - December 8, 2020

Meets: Tu and Th from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM *Skip 11/26

Location: Online

Cost: $1,999.00

You won't find pre-recorded lectures here! LIVE Online means that our same quality courses are delivered right to your doorstep while allowing for the interaction of a traditional classroom. Need to ask a question during class? No problem! Want to share an example? No problem! PCE's LIVE Online courses make online learning easy wherever you are! For a detailed course schedule, please click on the Sessions button above.

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-10 and CPT-4 coding protocols - for third party billing purposes. This course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 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-10 (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-10). This program includes 96 hours of classroom instruction and CPR training.

For a detailed course schedule, please click on the Schedule button above.

Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams are very complex and may require six months to two years of suggested practical coding experience prior to taking the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional. 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.

Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a University of North Georgia Professional and Continuing Education certificate and CEUs, students must attend 80% of all class sessions, actively participate and complete a course evaluation, as well as pass all quizzes, midterm, and final exam with an average score of 75 or above.

Students are expected:

1. To be on time for class. Attendance is taken at the beginning of every session.

2. To fully engage in the material, students should participate in class discussions. Attendance and participation make up 50% of student grade.

3. To achieve an average score of 75 or better on assignments, quizzes and the final exam. Quizzes and mid-term exam count for 25% of student grade. Final exam counts for 25% of student grade.

For more detailed information and a class schedule, please contact teresa.moore@ung.edu.


 

LIVE Online Course Details:

  • This online platform is compatible with desktop and laptop computers and will also work with iPads, android tablets, iPhones, and android phones. Devices must have a camera and microphone, which are standard on all smartphones and iPads.
  • Course access will be provided with a link that you simply click in order to join the LIVE Online classroom. The link will work with your web browser or through the Pexip app which is free to download. You will receive that link 3 business days before your first class session.
  • Course handouts will be emailed to you 3 business days before your first class session. Students may want to print these out for easy reference during your LIVE Online sessions.
  • For questions regarding the online platform please email us at continuinged@ung.edu.

 


 

UNG does not endorse any specific providers of student loans. Below is one of many potential providers, but we encourage you to research other potential options for noncredit student loans.

The Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan is available for this course.

Cover the Cost of Your Tuition - You may use the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan to cover your tuition. No fees - There is no prepayment penalty.

Interest Rate - The Smart Option Student Loan has interest rates that reward good credit and are as low as Prime + 0% for borrowers with excellent credit. Interest rates are variable and reset monthly.

Repayment Options - You may take up to 15 years to repay your loan with one of the following options: "Standard repayment option", you make level, monthly payments of principal and interest. The minimum monthly payment is $30.00. "Interest-only repayment option, you make interest-only payments while you are in school and begin standard repayment of principal and interest once school is completed." Deferred repayment option", you may defer payments for up to 12 months, not to exceed the anticipated graduation date on the application. You are required to make a $10.00 monthly payment during deferment. This $10.00 payment will be toward the interest that accruse on the account during deferment. After deferment, you will begin standard repayment of principle and interest.

Who May Apply - The Smart Option Student Loan is a private, credit-based student loan for technical training or trade school, online courses, and other continuing education programs.

Fee: $1,999.00
Hours:96.00
CEUs:906.00

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Date Day Time Location
09/15/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
09/17/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
09/22/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
09/24/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
09/29/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/01/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/06/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/08/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/13/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/15/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/20/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/22/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/27/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
10/29/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
11/03/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
11/05/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
11/10/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
11/12/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
11/17/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
11/19/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
11/24/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
12/01/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
12/03/2020Thursday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online
12/08/2020Tuesday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Online

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