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.
Is financial aid available?
Payment plan is available for those that needs it.
What qualifications 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 billing and coding is $10,000.00. and the cost of books is estimated at $300.00.
ATTENDANCE: This is an intensive program and there is no
room for lateness or absenteeism. Students are encouraged to be punctual and attend all classes.
Student who is absent from class for more than four consecutive classes will not continue with the class
rather the student will be encouraged to register with the next class or the students’ fees will be
refunded according to the school refund policy.
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.
Holidays: The school observes all federal and state holidays
HOURS OF OPERATION: 9 am to 5 pm
Where is the school located?
We are located at 330 Lynnway, suite 112, Lynn MA 01901
|Start Date||End Date||Last Day to Register|
|December 6, 2021||October 28, 2022||December 6, 2021 Lynn|
|January 30, 2023||December 22, 2023||January 30, 2023 Lynn|
|October 28, 2019||September 25, 2020||October 28, 2019 Lowell|
|November 16, 2020||October 29, 2021||November 16, 2020 Lowell|
|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.