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Medical Billing and Coding

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Secondary school diploma, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller. 510714

Description

Course Objective:


Description: The objective of the Medical Billing and Coding Program is to develop in the student the traits and skills needed to perform as competent entry-level medical billing and coding professionals.


Competencies to be achieved: Students develop practical knowledge of medical terminology, medical insurance, billing and reimbursement methodology, patient records, principles of diagnostic and procedural coding, and claims management.


 


Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure): $13503(tuition: 11544; registration fee: $150; textbooks: $1419; uniform: $165;Tech Fee:$225.) CPC Exam: $300.00


 


Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition): Career Prep-J&B; Heartsaver© First Aid Student Workbook-AED; Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual-AED; Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing-WK; SimChart for the Medical Office Workbook- ELS; Medical Administrative Assistant
and Workbook-MH; SimChart for the Medical Office (CODE ONLY)-ELS; Medical Billing and Coding (Bundled with ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPCS & Procedural Terminology)- ELS; Medical Billing and Coding (Bundled with Medical Coding Text/Workbook, Text (x2) & Exam Review)-ELS;


 


Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition): None Required


 


WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:


Name: Stacey Nottingham           


Email: Snottingham@pmi.edu


Phone number: 602.265.7462


 


Direct Website link to the program: https://pmi.edu/programs/certificate/medical-billing-and-coding


 


Additional information:



  • Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: Background Check is required


 



  • Other requirements needed: While it’s not required to become a certified medical coder, many employers prefer job candidates with accreditation from either American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)


 


Refund Policy: https://pmi.edu/catalog/mobile/index.html#p=158


 


Credentials: (Answer each question yes or no)


 


Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)


Yes or No: No


 


Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:


 


Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)


Yes or No: No


 


Career Pathway:


 


Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)


Yes or No (Explain): Yes, the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate will be recognized within Medical Offices in the healthcare industry as proof of the student having received the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the expected job performance requirements as a medical billing and coder. The certificate will also qualify the student to take the nationally recognized certification exams offered by AAPC or AHIMA.


 


Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)


Yes or No: Yes


 Accrediting Agency and link to website: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; https://www.abhes.org


 


Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential within one year after exit from the training program. 67%

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

42

Hours

37

Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent

School

Pima Medical Institute

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Curriculum Competency Based

Yes

Training Location(s)

13610 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Suite 102

Local WIB

5 - City of Phoenix, Phoenix Workforce Connection

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal Financial Aid

Refund Policy

See Program Synopsis

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$1,419.00

In-State/District Tuition

$11,544.00

Other Fees

$225.00 Tech Fee

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$11,544.00

Registration Fee

$150.00

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$165.00

Total In-State Program Cost

$13,503.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$13,503.00

Demand Occupation(s)

29-2072.00Medical Records Specialists
$13.29 per hour

Provider Status

Approved

Address

13610 N Black Canyon Hwy. Ste 102, Phoenix, Arizona 85029

Phone Number

(602) 265-7462

Fax Number

(480) 376-8742

Web Address

https://pmi.edu/programs/certificate/medical-billing-and-coding

Last Updated

Oct 13, 2021

Created

May 14, 2020