Prepare for a new career in the medical coding and billing field, one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health. In this program, you gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field: the ICD-10 and the CPT. You also are introduced to the ICD-10-CM. In your studies, you explore the basics of medical coding, medical billing and medical terminology. You also learn about the necessary medical terminology, insurance guidelines and compliance requirements, medical billing functions, and legal and ethical issues.
Upon completion of this program, you are fully prepared to begin working in a professional medical office. You will also be prepared to take the Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (BCSC) exam through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).
The demand for qualified candidates in this field is increasing steadily with 29,000 new jobs expected in the field by 2024. (10-year growth projection, Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Date: April 24 - July 26
Days: Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's
Time: 6-10 pm
Duration: 14 weeks
Location: CSUSM campus
Fee: $2,649 (includes textbooks, supplies and certification exam)