Medical Billing and Coding is one of the upcoming and in demand jobs in the medical field having placements from hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, as well as insurance companies. What Medical billing and coding is; is the alpha-numerical coding of diagnoses and procedures performed in an in-patient, out-patient or an in office setting. These codes are a way for doctors and medical personnel to be reimbursed for the care they have given, it is also a tool used by insurance carriers to validate what procedures are and can be done.
There are two parts to medical coding; one is called ICD-9-CM, standing for the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification. The ICD-9 manual is a numerical classification system to code diagnoses and procedures in an in-patient setting such as a hospital. A typical code will have a minimum of three digits and a maximum of five. (Example: 042, 126.3, 442.82). ICD-9 is gradually changing to ICD-10 which will now include alpha-numeric from three alpha-digits to a maximum of seven alpha-digits.
The next part to medical coding is called CPT, standing for Current Procedural Terminology. CPT is a five digit code used to code out-patient and in office procedures. A CPT code will often look like a zip code; example: 27763, sometimes it will have an alpha for the fifth digit.
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Medical Billing Schools in or near San Antonio
College of Health Care Professions
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The College of Health Care Professions is a great place for working adults to enhance their current careers, or help themselves find new career pathways to better lives. We also train high school graduates to enter in the exciting high demand Healthcare industry.
Our programs are focused and centered on empowering you with the skills you need to enter the expanding and rewarding Health Care Industry. Learn only what you need to gain employment in your particular field, so you can get certified and enter the job market faster.
- Dental Assistant
- Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Coding and Billing – Health Information Technology
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The College of Health Care Professions – Austin
6330 East Highway 290, Ste 180
Austin, TX 78723
The College of Health Care Professions – Dallas
8390 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75243
The College of Health Care Professions – Fort Worth
4248 North Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76137
The College of Health Care Professions – Houston Northwest
240 Northwest Mall Blvd.
Houston, TX 77092
The College of Health Care Professions – Houston Southwest
One Arena Place
7322 Southwest Freeway Suite 110
Houston, TX 77074
The College of Health Care Professions – McAllen
1917 Nolana Ave
McAllen, TX 78504
The College of Health Care Professions – San Antonio
4738 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78229
The College of Health Care Professions is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) for both degree and non-degree programs.