Medical Billing and Coding Program
Medical Billing Professionals are responsible for their client’s income. They are retrievers of their client’s money. These professionals file claims to the insurance carriers and are responsible for making sure those claims are paid. They are also responsible for staying up to date with the changes that affect their client’s reimbursement.
On the other hand, coding is the process of assigning formal, standardized codes to diagnoses and procedures performed or identified by physicians. These standardized codes make it possible for healthcare providers to receive accurate and timely financial reimbursement from insurance companies and government programs such as Medicare. In Spectrum Healthcare Training Center, these two programs are offered together to produce, educate a well-rounded and knowledgeable professional. The program is designed to prepare the students for certification by these national organizations:
- AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
- AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Disease
- Introduction to Computers
- Introduction to Health Information Management
- Medical Terminology
- Essential of Pharmacology
- CPT Coding
- ICD-9-CM Coding
- Insurance and Reimbursement
- Insurance and Coding Professional Practice
How long does the training take?
The Spectrum Healthcare Training Center Medical Billing and Coding program requires 800 clock hours to complete. It is anticipated that the entire program will require approximately 8 months to complete on full-time bases or 12 months on part-time bases.
Where do Medical Insurance Billers and Coders work?
Most medical billing and coding are performed by medical billers and coders working in hospitals or clinics in virtually every town and city in the country. Medical billers and coders work in a professional environment and perform a vital behind the scenes billing support activity. Billing and coding professionals are also employed by billing and coding services, insurance companies, government agencies, and consulting firms.
What is the employment outlook for billers and coders?
According to the 2004-2005 occupational outlook published by the United States Department of Labor, the number of medical records and health information technicians needed in the United States is expected to grow by 30.3% through 2012. They further state that “job prospects should be very good. Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2012, due to rapid growth in the number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures that will be increasingly scrutinized by third-party payers, regulators, courts and consumers”.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid and/or a payment plan is available for those that qualify.
What qualification do I need to be admitted into the program?
Eligible candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. Additionally, medical billing and coding require high attention to detail and a solid understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and disease processes. It is a challenging and rewarding career field. There are no specific skills and experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into the Spectrum Healthcare Training Center program. A desire to succeed and a commitment to learning are the most important qualifications.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for medical insurance billing and coding is $10,000.00. Students are responsible for their books and supplies.
Is the school on the bus route?
Yes. We are on both bus and train routes. Call 781-593-3900 for directions.
How do I register for the program?
Call us at 781-593-3900, our representative will be happy to talk with you and start the registration process.
Where is the school located?
We are located at 441 Union Street, Lynn MA 01901
|Start Date||End Date||Last Day to Register|
|JULY 8, 2013||JULY 25, 2013||JULY 8, 2013|
|JULY 29, 2013||AUGUST 15, 2013||JULY 29, 2013|
|AUGUST 19, 2013||SEPTEMBER 5, 2013||AUGUST 19, 2013|
|SEPTEMBER 9, 2013||SEPTEMBER 26, 2013||AUGUST 9, 2013|
|SEPTEMBER 30, 2013||OCTOBER 17, 2013||SEPTEMBER 30, 2013|
|OCTOBER 21, 2013||NOVEMBER 7, 2013||OCTOBER 21, 2013|
|NOVEMBER 11, 2013||NOVEMBER 29, 2013||NOVEMBER 11, 2013|
Contact 781-593-3900 if you need more information about this training program.