Diploma in Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist


hEALTH CLAIMS SPECIALISTS TRAINING

Healthcare is an expansive industry filled with people completing various jobs and responsibilities. Instead of getting a nursing degree or becoming a doctor, there are plenty of other opportunities in the healthcare field. An electronic medical billing and coding specialist or health claims specialist, works with electronic healthcare records to improve the quality and convenience of patient care. Training for medical billers and coders should include education on how to process insurance, code, and manage billing.

Our Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist diploma program trains individuals seeking a position in medical billing and health information management utilizing electronic health systems. During their time at our career college in South Florida, students will be exposed to healthcare records, insurance procedures, billing processes, and medical coding. Along with the required administrative duties and proper business communication techniques needed for a position in this field, students will develop a thorough knowledge of medical terminology and how to utilize it correctly for their purposes. They should leave our program with an understanding of how to efficiently and accurately handle medical coding and billing, including how to successfully perform medical office procedures, do medical keyboarding, manage health care records, process medical insurance, follow healthcare laws and ethics, and perform basic coding procedures.

A diploma in Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist will be awarded to those students who successfully complete and meet all of the educational and institutional requirements for this program. These students will also be able to submit their names to the following:

 

  • National Health Career Association to be considered as a candidate for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) examination.
  • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) to be considered as a candidate for the Certified Professional Coders-Apprentice (CPC-A) examination
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to be considered as a candidate for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination

Objectives OF OUR ELECTRONIC MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST PROGRAM

Graduates will have the opportunity to become an important member of a healthcare team. With this degree, students can look for employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. We have had students go off to work in hospitals, specialized medical centers, and physician offices. Specifically, our Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program is designed to train students for an entry level position as a medical billing specialist, medical coding specialist, or for a variety of positions in the health information field.

SEC Admission’s Prerequisites

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable

ELECTRONIC MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST DIPLOMA Course Outline

Like all of our career training programs in Florida, students are required to complete a specific number of credit hours. To receive a Diploma as an Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist at Southeastern College, students need to complete 31.5 credit hours (991 clock hours). This program should be able to be completed in 8 months for full-time students or 15 months for part-time students. Outside work is required, and evening students are required to complete the externship portion of their coursework during the day.

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Courses (31.5 credit hours)

Credit Hrs. Clock Hrs. Federal Student Aid
Orientation to Healthcare Systems 4.0 118 3.15
Electronic Coding for Systems: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, auditory and ophthalmic 4.0 119 3.17
Electronic Coding for Systems: Reproductive, urinary, and nervous 4.0 119 3.17
Electronic Coding for Systems: Cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic 4.0 119 3.17
Electronic Coding for Systems: Endocrine, digestive, and respiratory 4.0 119 3.17
Medical Terminology 4.0 119 3.17
Electronic Healthcare Billing 4.0 118 3.15
Externship 3.5 160 4.27

This program is offered at the West Palm Beach Main Campus and the Miami Lakes Area Branch Campus.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please see our Gainful Employment Disclosures at http://www.sec.edu/consumer-info.