Medical Coding and Billing Reimbursement Specialist Programs
Medical Coding and Billing Reimbursement Specialist programs at SCC prepare students for entry-level positions doing medical coding or billing. Medical coding is the transformation of the narrative descriptions of diseases, injuries, and health care procedures into numeric or alphanumeric designations (code numbers). The code numbers are detailed in order to accurately describe the diagnoses and the procedures performed to test or correct these diagnoses. Coding health-related data permits access to health records according to diagnoses and procedures for use in clinical care, research, and education.
Common uses for medical codes in health care include: performing insurance verification, pre-authorization and referral procedures; applying insurance carrier-specific guidelines for processing insurance claims; and selection of the most accurate and specific diagnostic and procedural coding. These programs include concepts – in HIPAA compliance requirements, industry – specific techniques for filing insurance and performing diagnostic and procedural coding procedures.
There are two Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist programs at SCC: