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This combined 100-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims, complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course provides instruction in the following areas:

  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
  • Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
  • specialty fields such as surgery, radiology and laboratory
  • International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
  • basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements.

Degrees & Certificates

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion, and may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Exam, the Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other national certification exams.

Contact Us

BUSINESS & CONTINUING EDUCATION

254-298-8625

bce@templejc.edu


Program Information

Admission Requirements

Individuals must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
Application Procedure

The Medical Billing and Coding class size is limited to the first 25 students who have completed the application process.

Register online through TConnect

OR

Complete the registration form provided in the application packet below and submit it via email, fax, or in-person.

   Application Packet

Tuition & Payment Options

Total Cost: $2,139 (includes textbooks)

Payment  Plan: $2,169 Total Cost (includes tuition, textbooks, and a $30 one-time payment plan fee)

The first payment of $457.80 is due at the time of registration and includes the one-time $30 fee. Four additional payments of $427.80 are due monthly. Cash payments cannot be used to set up payment plans; payment plans are set up online. Checking and routing information is preferred.  Credit and debit card payments are accepted but additional fees apply.

Financial Aid: Eligible students may receive financial aid for 50% of the tuition.  Apply at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Loans: Student loans may be available through SallieMae’s Smart Option Student Loan.  Call 1-866-439-0993 for more information.

Next Start Date

March 25 – July 22

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Employment

Starting pay averages $13 an hour

*U.S. Department of Labor