HTH-6850: Introduction to Billing and Coding

Have you ever questioned the charges on a medical bill? Learn how fees and charges are determined by starting your career in Medical Billing and Coding. Through this course you will begin building your knowledge base in medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; medical law and ethics; electronic medical records and health insurances in order to properly code and bill medical claims. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete the WorkKeys Assessment given in the CSM Testing Center with a minimum score of 4 on all three tests.

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HTH-6860: Basic Billing Coding

Have you ever examined an explanation of benefits and not understand the numbers? Continuing on your path to medical coding and billing, this course is designed to expand your knowledge with electronic medical records and health insurances. Instruction of ICD-10 coding is introduced to enable you to convert medical terms and conditions into billable numbers. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: HTH-6850, Introduction to Billing and Coding

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HTH-6870: Advanced Billing and Coding

Complete your journey in medical billing and coding by developing skills and knowledge to file medical claims for reimbursement. The tools needed to differentiate between primary and secondary insurance plans to comparing and contrasting "clean" and "dirty" claims are learned throughout this course. You will also be taught the theory behind reconciling payments to accounts and follow-up actions to records as needed. Students will take the NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist certification exam at the successful completion of this program. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: HTH-6860, Basic Billing and Coding. Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be 18 years of age or older to take the certification exam.

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HTH-7410: Introduction to Electronic Health Records

Do you know what HIPAA is and how it impacts patients? Learn about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and how it pertains to individuals. You will also study medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology of the human body. Electronic Health Records (EHR) will be introduced during this class. This course of study prepares you to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist certification exam. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete the WorkKeys Assessment given in the CSM Testing Center with a minimum score of 4 on all three tests.  Please note this course has a 100% attendance requirement.

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HTH-7420: Basic Electronic Health Records

Where do I find the patient demographics in their chart? Discover the different areas within the electronic medical record. Learn how to enter information, perform maintenance, transmit patient data and more! Managing databases, developing clinical templates and coordinating patient flow are also taught in this class. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: HTH-7410, Introduction to Electronic Health Records. Please note this course has a 100% attendance requirement.

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HTH-7430: Advanced Electronic Health Records

Finish your journey to becoming a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS). This course will teach you the insurance and billing basics needed to enter coding and billing information, diagnoses and procedural descriptions. Generating patient statements and posting payments to patient accounts are among the host of skills developed in this class. Preparation for the CEHRS exam will complete this course. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: HTH-7420, Basic Electronic Health Records. Please note this course has a 100% attendance requirement.

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HTH-9520: ICD-10 CM Update

Learn how ICD-10 is changing the way medical coding is done. This course covers the ICD-10-CM coding system, how it is structured and set up and how to use the system. This course will also cover why the ICD-10 system changeover was made, the differences in ICD-10-CM versus ICD-9 Volumes 1 & 2. Also included is an anatomy refresher due to the increased knowledge required to code in ICD-10- PCS This course will also cover the coding guideline changes for ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM and there will be hands on real world examples of coding with the new ICD-10-CM system.

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HTH-9530: ICD-10 PCS Update

Learn how ICD-10 is changing the way medical coding is done. This course covers the ICD-10-PCS coding system, how it is structured and set up and how to use the system. This is a brand new coding system for procedures performed at acute care hospitals and hospital inpatient use as of October 1, 2015. This course will also cover why the ICD-10-PCS system changeover was made, the differences in ICD-10- PCS versus ICD-9 Volume 3. This course will also cover an anatomy refresher due to the increased knowledge required to code in ICD-10-PCS. There will be hands on real world examples of coding with the new ICD-10-PCS system.

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