Continuing Education

Medical / Surgical Coding and Billing

This comprehensive training provides students with the skills necessary to begin a career in Health Information Management. Key subjects include how to manually fi le claims; trace delinquent claims; appeal denied claims; monitor compliance with regulations; and to extract coding information from the medical record.

Students may apply for and complete certificate programs in Physicians’ Office Management / Billing; Medical / Surgical Coder; Medical / Surgical Billing and Coding; Electronic Health Records. In the coding program, students become proficient at both ICD 9 CM Coding and ICD 10CM Diagnosis and CPT-4 Coding. After obtaining work experience, students may be qualified to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) CCA (Certified Coding Associate) exam and/or Certified Coding Specialists (CCS) exam.

Program Certification: In order to receive a program certificate, students must complete a program application ($25), successfully complete all course requirements*, and submit a certificate request form ($5). Call 718-960-8512 for more information. (*CORE requirements MUST be taken in order to obtain the Lehman College certificate/no waivers.)

Certificate Programs:

PHYSICIANS’ OFFICE MANAGEMENT / BILLING

  • MRP 80 Medical Term./Anat. & Phys./Path./Pharm. I
  • MRP 81 Medical Term./Anat. & Phys./Path./Pharm./Oncology II
  • MRP 15 (CORE) Coding for Physician Services: CPT/HCPS LEV 2
  • MRP 64 (CORE) Medical Billing.
  • Recommended: MAS 03 Medical Office Business Practice

MEDICAL / SURGICAL CODER

  • MRP 80 Medical Term./Anat. & Phys./Path./Pharm. I
  • MRP 81 Medical Term./Anat. & Phys./Path./Pharm./Oncology II
  • MRP 33/34 (CORE) ICD 9CM Diagnosis Coding and Introduction to ICD 10CM Diagnosis Coding
  • MRP 15 (CORE) Coding for Physician Serv.: CPT/HCPS LEV. 2
  • MRP 31 (CORE) Coding Clinical Practicum for ICD 9/ICD 10

MEDICAL / SURGICAL BILLING & CODING

  • MRP 80 Medical Term./Anat. & Phys./Path./Pharm. I
  • MRP 81 Medical Term./Anat. & Phys./Path./Pharm./Oncology II
  • MRP 33/34 (CORE) ICD 9CM Diagnosis Coding and Introduction to ICD 10CM Diagnosis Coding
  • MRP 15 (CORE) Coding for Physician Serv.: CPT/HCPS LEV. 2
  • MRP 31 (CORE) Coding Clinical Practicum for ICD 9/ICD 10
  • MRP 64 (CORE) Medical Billing

*CORE requirements MUST be taken in order to obtain the Lehman College certificate/no waivers.

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (Online)

Have your completed the Medical Coder/Biller program or are you an experienced biller/coder who is interested in or needs to upgrade your skills in the area of electronic health records? Students who successfully complete the following on-line course through Career Tech may be eligible for National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification in Certified Electronic Health Record specialist (CEHRS). (Prerequisite: education or work experience in health records maintenance and requirements, physicians’ office management, medical billing/coding).

The on-line course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work with electronic health records in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. It provides in-depth and practical training on a widely used electronic health record software program (Practice Partner). This online course serves as an introduction to a current medical software application and is the hands-on component to “Working with Electronic Health Records.” Emphasis is placed on medical accounting records, patient scheduling, patient billing, and maintaining health records on the computer. Success in this course requires a basic level of competency with computers and word processing, spreadsheet, and database (electronic records) concepts.

  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records
    EHR 10/$295
  • Working with Electronic Health Records
    EHR 20/$295

Courses:

Medical Terminology / Anatomy and Physiology / Pathophysiology / Pharmacology I
MRP 80/$385 (13 sessions) LEHC
This course prepares those with no medical background to understand the language used by physicians and other medical professionals and provides the student with a foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Textbook to be brought to first class.

Medical Terminology / Anatomy and Physiology / Pathophysiology / Pharmacology / Oncology II
MRP 81/$385 (13 sessions) LEHC
This course, a continuation of MRP 80, provides the student with an in-depth knowledge or an updated review of anatomy & physiology, diseases, drugs and other treatments required to accurately code. For those wishing to expand their knowledge or those seeking a refresher course to prepare themselves for coding using ICD 10CM and ICD 10PCS. (prereq. MRP 80)

Coding for Physician Services: CPT/HCPCS LEVEL 2
MRP 15/$375 (12 sessions) LEHC (CORE) (prereq. MRP 81)
This course provides the skills necessary to code procedures for physicians’ services rendered in all health care settings utilizing the latest CPT methodology. It is essential for all physician billing and is required for the AHIMA CCS exam. Textbook and AMA published CPT-4 Coding manual to must be brought to fi rst class and MUST be used to take the AHIMA-CCS exam.

Coding Clinical Practicum for ICD 9 and ICD 10 (CORE)
MRP 31/$425 (39 hours) LEHC
Extensive experience in coding ICD 9 and ICD 10 CM using current hardcopy medical records.

Medical Billing: Inpatient, Outpatient and Physicians’ Offices (CORE)
MRP 64/$370 (12 sessions) LEHC
This course provides the professional and technical skills required to confidently complete and prepare all billing forms for inpatient confinements, outpatient treatment and physicians’ services. (No prerequisites) Textbook to be brought to first class.

Billing Internship Off-site
Available on a voluntary basis. For more information, call 718-960-8512 or 718-960-7322. Provides personal hands-on experience with claims, patients and insurance companies in the medical billing process. (Available ONLY to graduates of the Lehman College Medical Biller program)

ICD 9 & ICD 10 DIAGNOSIS AND PROCEDURE
CODING (CORE) Taught by AHIMA Certified Trainers


MRP 33/$310 & MRP 34/$345 LEHC (prereq. MRP 81)
Both parts (MRP 33 and MRP 34), are for those who wish to become ICD 9
Coders and includes an introduction to ICD 10 Clinical Modification Diagnosis Coding (current effective implementation date 10/15). MRP 33 must be taken prior to MRP 34 within the same semester. Coding manual and textbooks must be brought to first class.

Coming in Spring 2015


Coding Internship/EHR and Encoder Training
MRP 14/$395 (36 hours) held off-site at Jacobi Hospital

Offers hands-on training with Encoder (computer) and experience in coding ICD 9CM using current medical records in a hospital setting. Includes an introduction to DRGs and sequencing of multiple diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement. Enrollment limited: Students enrolled in the Medical Surgical / Biller and Coder Certificate Program are given priority. (Prerequisites: MRP 80, MRP 81, MRP 33, MRP 34 or completion of RHIT program. MRP 14 may be taken at the same time as MRP 15: CPT-4 Coding.

AHIMA-CCS Exam Prep (ICD 9 Certified Coding Specialist)
highly recommended for students sitting for the ICD-10 CCS exam

MRP 95/$370 (12 sessions) LEHC
(Prerequisite MRP 31, MRP15, MRP25/26/27 or MRP28/29 or MRP33/34 equivalent experience) Dates TBA.

 

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