Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Diploma

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Program Summary

  • If you have a knack for administrative work or enjoy working behind-the-scenes, a career as a medical insurance billing and coding specialist could be a good fit for you.
  • Learn about the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), CMS-1500 claim completion, anatomy, medical terminology and insurance processing.
  • Additionally, our program includes an externship where you will have the opportunity to experience the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding profession firsthand, working closely with patients, doctors, administrators and other healthcare personnel.
  • Complete your program in as little as 34 weeks.

Employment Projections

  • 1,530 new Medical Insurance Billing and Coding jobs will be added in Arizona from 2014-2024(1)
  • 22% growth in Arizona from 2014-2024 which is much faster than the national average for all occupations.(1)
(1) Includes employment as a Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00

Employment Options

  • Doctor’s Offices and Clinics
  • Home Health Agencies and Nursing Homes
  • Insurance and Medical Billing Companies
  • Medical Group Practices
  • Most positions are located on premise and not work from home
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Medical Insurance Billing and Coding: Program Spotlight

What classes will I take?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program:

  • Health Information and Records Management
  • Insurance Processing
  • Medical Coding Systems

What are typical class hours?

Morning Classes: Start at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. Evening Classes: Start at 6:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm.

Breaks are scheduled after 50 minutes of instruction and last for 10 minutes.Current students at our Phoenix campus enjoy convenient access to our cafe, which offers a full menu of breakfast and lunch options 5 days a week.

Program Description & Outline
What Classes Will I Take?

Here are just a few of the classes you will take during the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Program:

Health Information and Records Management
Insurance Processing
Medical Coding Systems

How to Earn a Medical Billing and Coding Certification?

Becoming a certified medical coder or biller can demonstrate your knowledge and training to potential employers. Coding certification is required for almost all coding jobs. Billing certification is still optional for employment, but as the competition for jobs increases, it may help you stand out from other candidates. Brookline College prepares students in the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding diploma program to take certification and/or licensure exams related to their program of study.

This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for exams such as the following:

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC): www.aapc.com/certification
  • Certified Professional Biller (CPB) exam offered by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC): www.aapc.com/certification
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-Based (CCS-P) exam sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): www.ahima.org
Program Outline

27.5 Credits – 646 Contact Hours – 34 Weeks

The Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Program provides training for entry level positions in private physician offices, clinics and hospitals. Students are exposed to the International Classification of Disease (ICD-10), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), CMS-1500 claim completion, Anatomy, Medical Terminology and Insurance Processing. Graduates of this program are prepared to handle patients’ medical information, health records, medical reports and report all of this to insurance companies for reimbursement.

Brookline College prepares students in the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding diploma program to take certification and/or licensure exams related to their program of study.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding diploma program, graduates will contribute to the areas of:

  • Basic Healthcare Concepts
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Medical Billing and Financial Management
  • Insurance Processing
  • Medical Coding Systems
  • Health Information and Records Management

Residential Program Requirements:

Program Concentration – 27.5 Credits – 646 Contact HoursCredit HrsLecture HrsLab Hrs Practicum
Med A Foundations of Allied Health441400
MIBC Module C.1 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding and Health Insurance441400
MIBC Module D.1 Sensory, Integumentary, Endocrine and Nervous Systems441400
MIBC Module E.1 Urinary, Female and Male Reproductive Systems441400
MIBC Module F.1 Cardiovascular, Circulatory, Hemic, Lymphatic, Blood, and Respiratory Systems441400
MIBC Module G.1 Musculoskeletal and Digestive Systems441400
MIBC Module H MIBC Practicum (Residential)3.500160
Total27.5246240160
(*) Module A may be completed/required to be completed via the online delivery method.
Tuition & Fees

Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A new career can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.

Tuition
  • At Brookline College there are no hidden costs. Our tuition includes books, supplies and all fees.
  • Tuition: Please call or click Request Info to determine your cost.
  • Program length: 34 weeks.
Paying For School
  • More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid(2) to help cover the cost of their education(3). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
  • We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.

(2) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(3) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.

Admissions Process

We want to be sure your career goals are in line with your selected program of study. Our admission process will help you understand our programs and the career expectations in the field.

Five Simple Steps:

  1. Visit the campus. See what Brookline and the MIBC Program is all about.
  2. Complete a Visitor Information Form.
  3. Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
  4. Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
  5. Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.

Once all requirements have been completed, the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, and Campus Director reviews the application for approval. Applicants are notified of their acceptance promptly.

What Does a Medical Insurance Biller and Coder Do?

The medical field continues to get increasingly complicated as insurance rules and requirements change. Every patient seen has a record and it’s the job of the medical coder to translate these records into codes that can be shared across healthcare and insurance providers. Medical billing involves filling out insurance claims using these codes and submitting the claims to the insurance company to determine the patient’s coverage and request payment.

Medical coders take doctor’s orders and other documentation and translate them into medical codes that can be used across the health care system. There is a code that corresponds with each sickness, diagnosis and procedure, and it is the medical coder’s duty to assign the right codes to the services performed. There are thousands of codes that you must work with day-in and day-out.

Accreditation

Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.

  • Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Brookline College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information, visit: http://nc-sara.org/
  • Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic accreditation, also known as specialized or professional accreditation, is designed for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a university or institution that has already received accreditation.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Master’s degree program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.  202-887-06791.

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The BSN pre-licensure program is currently on probation with the Arizona Board of Nursing (“AZBON”).  Brookline entered a consent agreement with AZBON, which requires Brookline to submit monthly reports.  The agreement can be found on the Arizona Board of Nursing’s website https://www.azbn.gov/. The BSN pre-licensure program is fully approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing, nmbon.sks.com.

Locations that offer this program
Phoenix
Tempe
Tucson
Albuquerque
Online

Brookline College - Phoenix Campus

2445 W Dunlap Ave STE 100 Phoenix, AZ 85021

(602) 242-6265

M-Th 8:00AM – 7:00PM
F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Brookline College - Tempe Campus

1140 S. Priest Drive Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 545-8755

M-Th 8:00AM – 8:00PM
F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Brookline College - Tucson Campus

5441 E. 22nd Street Suite 125 Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 748-9799

M-Th 8:00AM – 8:00PM
F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Brookline College - Albuquerque Campus

4201 Central Avenue N.W. Suite J Albuquerque, NM 87105

(505) 880-2877

M-Th 8:00AM – 7:00PM
F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Brookline College - Online

(844) 769-0004

M-Th 8:00AM – 7:00PM
F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Our Promise to You
Fixed Tuition

You will know what you’re going to pay right from the beginning and it won’t change during your education. That’s our promise to you.(4)

(4) Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.
Dedicated Faculty

You’ll learn from qualified instructors who are committed to your success in the classroom. With small class sizes, you’ll interact closely with your faculty as they teach, coach and mentor you through your time of study.

Financial Guidance

Understanding the options you have to pay for school is important, and without help it can be overwhelming. Our staff will guide you through the process. From scholarships and grants to loans, we’re here to help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid. Learn More

On-the-Job Experience
The majority of our programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll spend part of your program being directly mentored by medical practitioners building your skills and confidence while earning valuable experience that looks great on your resume.
Job Placement Support

After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.(5)

(5) Brookline College cannot guarantee employment
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