|Medical Billing and Coding Certification: GATLIN
Seven of the fastest growing occupations are currently in the health care industry, and the outlook for billing continues to be good. A Career Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing will show future employers that you are well-trained in registering patient information, performing insurance verification, posting on day sheets/charge tickets/patient accounts, coding and billing insurance claims, collecting payments and more.
A basic understanding of Medical Terminology is a prerequisite for this program. Students should be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. No healthcare work experience is required.
The target audience for this program is individuals interested in learning job skills for medical office opportunities, or changing job skills to become medical coders.
ONLINE COURSE REQUIRMENTS
Microsoft Windows Vista or XP, Microsoft Office 2007 (Home and Student Edition, Standard Edition, Small Business Edition, or Professional Edition are all acceptable), Internet access, e-mail, Macromedia Flash Player, Macromedia Shockwave Player, Apple Quicktime, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. A Macintosh computer will not work for this course.
Module 1 - Introduction to Healthcare
o Various professions and opportunities
o Medical Specialties
Module 2 - Compliance, Law, & Ethics
o CMS Regulations
o Medical Ethics
Module 3 - Medical Terminology
o Essential Information for Learning by This Quick
and Easy Method
o Writing Terms with Suffixes and Combing Forms
o Writing Terms with Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms
o Diagnostic Procedures and Therapeutic Interventions
o Organization of the Body
o The Musculoskeletal System
o The Circulatory System
o The Respiratory System
o The Digestive System
o The Urinary System
o The Reproductive System
o The Integumentary System
o The Nervous System and Psychologic Disorders
o The Endocrine System