Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based

The Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based program is designed to prepare individuals for revenue cycle management positions in the physician office.

Responsibilities of a medical biller and coder may include:

  • Ensure appropriate and timely reimbursement by processing daily charges and remittances
  • Submits and addresses medical claim rejections and errors
  • Maintains current working knowledge of ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding principles, guidelines, and regulations

Program Certificate

In this program you can earn the following:

Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based

Many of the certificate program courses are part of the AAS degree program in Health Information Technology. Starting with a certificate program could give you a feel for the profession while earning credits that transfer to the degree program.


Employment Outlook

Certified billers/coders are in demand. Although certification is provided by professional organizations unrelated to this program, this curriculum will provide the strong theoretical foundation needed for selected credentialing examinations. Entry salaries vary depending on qualifications and prior health-related experience.

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage, and employment trend information.

The AHIMA's Career Map also provides an interactive display of various HIM job titles, roles, and career pathways.


Instructional Modalities

The program provides theoretical and practical laboratory instruction in the classroom and professional practice experience in various health care environments. The program is offered in a combination of evening, hybrid, and online classes, and ambulatory health care settings.

The Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based program at Phoenix College cannot be completed fully online.


Program Information Sessions 5:30pm-6:30pm HE008

Location: Healthcare Education Building
3144 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Dates:
November 13, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 12, 2020
April 8, 2020