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WCC to offer medical coding, billing classes

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 21, 2018 3:05 AM

Wayne Community College will offer training for a set of classes preparing students to be certified medical coding and billing specialists, starting Jan. 22.

Medical Billing and Coding is an online course taught in two parts across the spring semester. It leads to a certificate from the college and the opportunity to seek certification as a Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Part I introduces medical terminology and anatomy and physiology. It also teaches the fundamentals of medical coding, billing and insurance.

Part II covers health insurance, diagnostic and procedure coding; methods for selecting appropriate codes and coding skills, as well as legal, moral and ethical issues.

While the course is online with no set class meetings, it is recommended that students log on three times a week to access materials and complete assignments.

The class is set for Jan. 22-May 11.

Registration fee is $180 and required books cost $200. Grant or scholarship funding may be available for those who qualify.

For more information and to register, contact Elizabeth Curry at 919-739-6929 or eacurry@waynecc.edu or Terrie Wynn at 919-739-6935 or tjwynn@waynecc.edu.