Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

A career in Medical Billing & Coding focuses on the business, administrative, and office side of the medical profession.

Every time a patient receives healthcare, a code to each diagnosis and procedure is properly assigned. Classification manuals and computer software are used to aid in this task. Medical Billing and Coding Specialists (MBCS) are responsible for completing medical records, assigning diagnosis codes, submitting medical insurance claims, and entering patient charges, payments and adjustments. In smaller practices, Medical Billing and Coding Specialists may also be responsible for greeting patients, scheduling appointments, and overall office support. Those working in larger billing companies may use automated systems with electronic health records, and have limited patient interaction. PSI's Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program prepares students in the proper use of ICD-10-CM and CPT insurance coding.

Most Medical Billing and Coding professionals work in physicians' offices, managed healthcare companies and insurance companies. There are also job opportunities in outpatient care centers, hospitals, medical clinics and third party billing companies.

Professional Skills Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, a 160-hour externship in actual medical facilities will prepare you with the on-the-job skills you'll need as an important part of any medical team.

Program Details

  • Program length: 48 weeks, (four 12 week quarters)
  • 76 Credit Hours: 950 Clock Hours (790 hours lecture/lab and 160 hours of externship)
  • Graduates earn a Diploma

Certifications

Graduates of PSI's Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program are qualified to take:

  • CBCS - Certified Billing and Coding Specialist Exam through the National HealthCareer Association.

Accreditation

National Level
Professional Skills Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

ABHES is recognized by the Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered by the educational institutions and programs it accredits. It's approved and recognized scope includes degree and non-degree granting private, postsecondary institutions offering educational programs predominantly in allied health; and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and surgical technology programs. When you attend an ABHES-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

State Level
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
PSI has been granted state approval to confer the Associate of Applied Science Degrees and program Diplomas. http://scr.ohio.gov/

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for Financial Aid information.

Curriculum Requirements

101-MMedical Law Ethics
102-MMedical Terminology I
103-MKeyboarding
104-MOffice Communications
105-MMedical Office Procedures
106-MMedical Insurance I
108-MFundamentals of Psychology
115-MElectronic Medical Records (EMR)
116-MMedical Terminology II
118-MMedical Insurance II
119-MMBCS Externship
135-MAnatomy Physiology I
136-MAnatomy Physiology II
152-MJob Readiness
153-MMedical Insurance III
154-MComputer Applications
155-MDisease/Pharmacology

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Student Resources

Academic Catalog
Student Handbook
Disability and Discrimination Grievance Procedure