Medical Billing & Coding

Course Instructor

Course Description

Medical Billing & Coding Level 1, 2

Course #:  (Fall) 838826 & (Spring) 838926 – Grades:  11, 12 – Credits:  One

Recommended Prerequisite:  Exploring Health Science/Exploring the Language of Medicine

Students will be introduced to healthcare systems, how to manage an office, and the electronic medical record as it pertains to the field of medical coding and billing. Students will be exposed to the medical terminology used to describe human anatomy and physiology. Students will also be introduced to the field of health informatics. In level 2, students will become familiar with the health insurance industry and legal and regulatory issues. Students will learn the principles of medical coding and billing related to reimbursement, claim submission, and payment regarding ICD, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems. Students will consider the impact of fraud and importance of biomedical ethics.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

Academy graduates interested in medical billing and coding may continue their studies at a variety of schools including:

  • George Mason University
  • Marymount University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Virginia

The study of medical billing and coding may lead to careers in these areas:

  • medical coding specialist
  • medical revenue specialist
  • medical billing coordinator
  • electronic claims processor