CCTP-Medical Billing & Coding Professional Program

Medical & Healthcare, CCTP Programs
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Mentor Supported Self-Study Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Medical Terminology

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. 

Prerequisite(s): None

Medical Billing

Medical Billing is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health. The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural insurance forms processing. This Medical Billing course covers all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians' offices. An emphasis on the role of the medical insurance specialist prepares you for success in the workplace, including areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA and bill collection strategies. Our Medical Billing course will give you the skills you need to be competitive in the healthcare marketplace.

Prerequisite(s): None

Medical Coding

Medical Coding is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health. The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding. Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from one of the most trusted programs in the field! This Medical Coding course is practical and shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems by providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, this course offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. No other course on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding systems in one course!

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. If you do not know Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology you can take one or both of our additional courses.

Keyboarding Made Easy

Leave hunt-and-peck to the chickens. Effective and efficient keyboarding is more than tapping the correct letter. Our course teaches you to react to letters instead of finding them on the keyboard. This breakthrough guide brims with step-by-step exercises for keyboarding with ease. Develop your digital dexterity with our Keyboarding Basics course. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Anatomy & Physiology

Our Anatomy and Physiology course makes the difficult concepts of anatomy and physiology clear and easier to understand. Focusing on the normal structure and function of the human body and what the body does to maintain homeostasis, our course provides students with detailed illustrations and a variety of interactive learning tools to help establish an essential foundation for success in the care of the human body. Students will examine the skin, skeletal system, muscles, nervous system, sensory organs, the endocrine system and other human body structures and functions.

Prerequisite(s): None


** Course Subject to Change.

Medical Terminology

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify how to gain and understand the basic word structure in medical terminology
  • Recognize how to relate the medical terms to the structure and function of the human body
  • Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
  • Define words by dividing them into their component parts
  • Recall the terminology used with medical specialists and case reports

Medical Billing

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of health insurance
  • List features of the different coding systems and their documentation
  • Define the features of processing claim forms both electronic and paper
  • Recall the basics of fee and insurance collection
  • Recognize the features of various health care payer types

Medical Coding

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • Recognize the conventions and guidelines of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • List the conventions and guidelines of the HCPCS coding system
  • Define the fundamental uses and guidelines of the CPT coding system
  • Recall the use of modifiers and evaluation and management services (E/M)

Keyboarding Made Easy

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List ways to become familiar with the keyboard layout
  • Identify correct techniques for keyboarding and ways to improve skills
  • Recognize different styles of text
  • Recall how to keyboard for personal and business writing

Anatomy & Physiology

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology
  • Recognize how cells and organs develop and change throughout the life span
  • Recall how each body system functions independently and contribute to overall function
  • State basic characteristics of each organ system and how they contribute to maintaining normal body function
  • Differentiate between organ systems of the body and their various functions 

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Module 1
Basic Word Structure

  • Word Analysis
  • Combining Forms
  • Suffixes & Prefixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 2
Organization of the Body

  • Body Systems and Cavities
  • Divisions of the Back
  • Planes of the Body
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 3

  • Introduction to Suffixes
  • Suffixes and Terminology
  • Diagnostic & Procedural Suffixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 4

  • Combining Forms & Prefixes
  • Prefixes and Terminology
  • Define Common Prefixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 5
Medical Specialists & Case Reports

  • Medical Specialists
  • Combining Forms & Vocabulary
  • Case Reports & Terminology
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 6
Body Systems – Part 1

  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Lymphatic System

Medical Terminology Module 7
Body Systems – Part 2

  • Male Reproductive System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Skin & Sense Organs
  • Urinary System

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Medical Billing

Medical Billing Module 1
Basics of Insurance Billing and Compliance

  • Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Insurance Claims, Coding, & Billing Background
  • Medical Etiquette
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Fraud and Abuse Laws
  • Compliance Programs
  • Health Care Reform
  • Insurance Policies

Medical Billing Module 2
Basics of Health Insurance

  • History of Health Insurance in the United States
  • Health Care Reform
  • Types of Health Insurance Coverages
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Managed Care Systems
  • Financial Management
  • Medicare
  • Policies and Regulations
  • Medicare Reimbursement
  • Claim Submission

Medical Billing Module 3
State Programs and Veterans’ Health Care

  • Medicaid Programs
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • Medicaid Benefits
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • History of Tricare
  • Health Plans
  • Veterans Health Administration Program

Medical Billing Module 4
Workers’ Compensation and Disability Programs

  • Workers’ Compensation Laws and Insurance
  • Types of State Compensation Benefits
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Legal Situations
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Disability Claims
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Federal Disability Programs
  • State Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Disability Insurance

Medical Billing Module 5
Documentation and Coding for Professional Services

  • Documentation Process
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Record Documentation
  • Review and Audit of Health Records
  • Diagnostic Coding
  • Official Guidelines for ICD-10-CM
  • Procedural Coding
  • Current Procedural Terminology Content and Format
  • Code Modifiers

Medical Billing Module 6
Claims Submission in the Medical Office

  • The Paper Claim CMS-1500
  • Types of Submitted Claims
  • Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS-1500)
  • Claim Completion Guidelines
  • Electronic Claims
  • Clearinghouses
  • Claim Attachment Standards
  • Practice Management System
  • Computer Claims Systems

Medical Billing Module 7
The Claim Follow-Up and Payment Process

  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Claim Policy Guidelines
  • Explanation of Benefits
  • Claim Management Techniques
  • Rebilling
  • Review and Appeal Process
  • Filing an Appeal
  • Collection Strategies
  • Accounts Receivable

Medical Billing Module 8
Healthcare Facility Billing

  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Payment Systems
  • Payment Rates
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Medical Records for Reimbursement
  • Hospital Outpatient and Inpatient Billing
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Self-Employment

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Medical Coding

Medical Coding Module 1
Overview of ICD-10-CM

  • Reimbursement, HIPAA and Compliance
  • Basic Structure of the Medicare Program
  • Improvements to the ICD-10-CM
  • ICD-10-CM Format
  • Mapping
  • Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Unconfirmed Diagnosis
  • Z Codes
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Therapeutic Services

Medical Coding Module 2     
Using ICD-10-CM

  • Accurate Coding
  • Alphabetic Index and Tabular List
  • Level of Specificity
  • Integral Conditions
  • Multiple Coding
  • Chapter Specific Guidelines Chapters 1-10
  • Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Diseases of the Circulatory System
  • Diseases of the Respiratory System

Medical Coding Module 3     
Chapter-Specific Guidelines

  • Diseases of the Digestive System
  • Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperium
  • Congenital Malformations, Deformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings
  • Injury and Poisoning

Medical Coding Module 4    
CPT, HCPCS and Modifiers

  • The Purpose of the CPT Manual
  • Updating the CPT Manual
  • CPT Manual Format
  • Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  • History of National Level Codes
  • Updating the HCPCS Manual
  • National Physician Fee Schedule
  • CPT Modifiers

Medical Coding Module 5  
E/M Services and Anesthesia

  • Contents of the E/M Section
  • Three Factors of E/M Codes
  • Various Levels of E/M Service
  • An E/M Code Example
  • Using the E/M Codes
  • Documentation Guidelines
  • Types of Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Section Format
  • Formula for Anesthesia Payment
  • Concurrent Modifiers

Medical Coding Module 6   
Surgery Guidelines and Integumentary System

  • Surgery Section
  • Notes and Guidelines
  • Special Reports
  • Separate Procedure
  • Surgical Package
  • Skin, Subcutaneous and Accessory Structures
  • Burns
  • Destruction
  • Breast Procedures

Medical Coding Module 7
Musculoskeletal and Respiratory Systems

  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Application of Casts and Strapping
  • Endoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Accessory Sinuses
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Bronchi Lungs and Pleura

Medical Coding Module 8
Cardiovascular, Hemic, Lymphatic and Digestive Systems

  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Surgery Section
  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Medicine Section
  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Radiology Section
  • Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
  • Mediastinum and Diaphragm
  • Lips
  • Vestibule of Mouth
  • Salivary Glands and Ducts
  • Pharynx, Adenoids and Tonsils
  • Intestines

Medical Coding Module 9
Urinary, Reproductive and Genital Systems

  • Urinary System
  • Male Genital System
  • Intersex Surgery
  • Reproductive System Procedures
  • Male and Female Genital Systems
  • Maternity Care and Delivery

Medical Coding Module 10
Endocrine System, Eye, Ocular Adnexa and Radiology

  • Nervous System
  • Auditory System
  • Operating Microscope
  • Radiology Terminology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Breast Mammography
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Radiation Oncology

Medical Coding Module 11
Pathology/Laboratory, Medicine and Inpatient Coding

  • Organ or Disease Oriented Panels
  • Therapeutic Drug Assays
  • Urinalysis, Molecular Pathology and Chemistry
  • Immunizations
  • Gastroenterology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Medication Therapy Management Services
  • Differences between Inpatient and Outpatient Coding
  • Present on Admission (POA)

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Keyboarding Made Easy

Keyboarding Made Easy Module 1
Basic Keyboard Positions

In module one, we will begin with becoming familiar with the keyboard layout.  We will explore letters JFKD, the Space Bar, the Enter key, letters HGIE, letters LSA and Semicolon, letters URYT, and letters NVBMC.  Also included in module one is proper hand positioning.

  • Preparing to Keyboard
  • Learning the Keyboard
  • Naming Your Fingers
  • Home Row
  • Position of Hands

Keyboarding Made Easy Module 2
Special Characters and Letter Combinations

Module two looks at corrective and improvement techniques in keyboarding.  Also included is using special character keys and keying letter combinations.

  • Using the Shift Keys
  • Corrective and Improvement Techniques
  • Calculating Errors 
  • Keying Letter Combinations
  • AutoBlend Prefixes

Keyboarding Made Easy Module 3
Alignment and Calculations

After looking at aligning text and proper positioning using tabs, module three will take us through different styles of text.  Also included in module three is the number row and special characters included on the number keys.  Once you are familiar with the keys, we can start working on our words per minute!

  • Text Alignment
  • Positioning Text Using Tabs
  • Using Text Styles
  • AutoBlend Suffixes
  • Calculating WPM

Keyboarding Made Easy Module 4
Putting the Strokes Together

After becoming familiar with the numeric keypad, module four will discuss how to write and format personal and business letters.  Also included in this module is using electronic communication and creating newsletters. 

  • Using the Numeric Keypad
  • Writing and Formatting a Personal Letter
  • Writing and Formatting a Business Letter
  • Fax Cover Sheets
  • Creating a Newsletter

Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology Module 1   
Human Body and Chemical Level of Organization  

  • Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Structural Organization of the Human Body
  • Functions of Human Life
  • Requirements for Human Life
  • Homeostasis
  • Anatomical Terminology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Elements and Atoms
  • Chemical Bonds and Reactions
  • Inorganic and Organic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning

Anatomy & Physiology Module 2   
Cellular and Tissue Organization  

  • Cell Membrane
  • Cytoplasm and Cellular Organelles
  • Nucleus and DNA Replication
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Cell Growth and Division
  • Cellular Differentiation
  • Types of Tissues
  • Epithelial Tissue
  • Connective Tissue Mediates Perception and Response
  • Tissue Injury and Aging

Anatomy & Physiology Module 3 
The Integumentary System, Bone Tissue and Skeletal System  

  • Layers of the Skin
  • Accessory Structures of the Skin
  • Functions of the Integumentary System
  • Diseases, Disorders and Injuries
  • Functions of the Skeletal System
  • Bone Classification and Structure
  • Bone Formation and Development
  • Fractures: Bone Repair
  • Exercise, Nutrition, Hormones and Bone Tissue
  • Calcium Homeostasis  

Anatomy & Physiology Module 4
Axial Skeleton and Appendicular Skeleton   

  • Divisions of the Skeletal System
  • The Skull
  • The Vertebral Column
  • The Thoracic Cage
  • Embryonic Development of the Axial Skeleton
  • The Pectoral Girdle
  • Bones of the Upper Limb
  • The Pelvic Girdle and Pelvis
  • Bones of the Lower Limb
  • Development of the Appendicular Skeleton 

Anatomy & Physiology Module 5   
Joint and Muscle Tissue

  • Classification of Joints
  • Fibrous Joints
  • Cartilaginous Joints
  • Synovial Joints
  • Types of Body Movements
  • Development of Joints
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Muscle Fiber Contraction and Relaxation
  • Nervous System Control of Muscle Tension
  • Cardiac Muscle Tissue

Anatomy & Physiology Module 6    
The Muscular System, Nervous System and Nervous Tissue

  • Interactions of the Skeletal Muscles
  • Naming Skeletal Muscles
  • Axial Muscles of the Head, Neck and Back
  • Axial Muscles of the Abdominal Wall and Thorax
  • Muscles of the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limbs
  • Structure and Function of the Nervous System
  • Function of Nervous Tissue
  • Action Potential
  • Communication Between Nerves

Anatomy & Physiology Module 7  
Anatomy of the Nervous System and Somatic Nervous System 

  • The Embryologic Perspective
  • The Central Nervous System
  • Circulation and the Central Nervous System
  • The Peripheral Nervous System
  • Sensory Processing
  • Central Processing
  • Motor Responses

Anatomy & Physiology Module 8   
Autonomic Nervous System and Neurological Exam

  • Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Autonomic Reflexes and Homeostasis
  • Central Control
  • Drugs that Affect the Autonomic System
  • Overview of the Neurological Exam
  • Mental Status Exam
  • Cranial Nerve Exam
  • Sensory and Motor Exams
  • Coordination and Gait Exams

Anatomy & Physiology Module 9    
Endocrine and Cardiovascular System: Blood 

  • Hormones
  • Pituitary Gland and Hypothalamus
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Parathyroid Gland
  • Adrenal Gland
  • Pineal Gland
  • Gonadal and Placental Hormones
  • An Overview of Blood
  • Production of the Formed Elements
  • Erythrocytes, Leukocytes and Platelets
  • Hemostasis

Anatomy & Physiology Module 10    
Cardiovascular System: The Heart and Blood Vessels and Circulation   

  • Heart Anatomy
  • Cardiac Muscle and Electrical Activity
  • Cardiac Cycle
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • Development of the Heart
  • Structure and Function of Blood Vessels
  • Blood Flow, Blood Pressure and Resistance
  • Capillary Exchange
  • Homeostatic Regulation of the Vascular System
  • Development of Blood Vessels and Fetal Circulation

Anatomy & Physiology Module 11   
Lymphatic, Immune System and Respiratory System

  • Barrier Defenses and Innate Immune Response
  • Adaptive Immune System: T lymphocytes and Their Functional Types
  • Adaptive Immune System: B-lymphocytes and Antibodies
  • The Immune Response against Pathogens
  • Diseases Associated with Depressed or Overactive Immune Responses
  • Transplantation and Cancer Immunology
  • Organs and Structures of the Respiratory System
  • The Lungs
  • The Process of Breathing
  • Gas Exchange

Anatomy & Physiology Module 12    
The Digestive System and Metabolism and Nutrition   

  • Digestive System Processes and Regulation
  • The Mouth, Pharynx and Esophagus
  • The Stomach
  • The Small and Large Intestines
  • Accessory Organs in Digestion: The Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder
  • Chemical Digestion and Absorption
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Lipid and Protein Metabolism
  • Metabolic States of the Body
  • Energy and Heat Balance

Anatomy & Physiology Module 13    
The Urinary System, Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance

  • Physical Characteristics of Urine
  • Gross Anatomy of Urine Transport and Kidney
  • Physiology of Urine Reformation
  • Tubular Reabsorption
  • Regulation of Renal Blood Flow
  • Body Fluids and Fluid Compartments
  • Water Balance
  • Electrolyte Balance
  • Acid-Base Balance
  • Disorders of Acid-Base Balance

Anatomy & Physiology Module 14    
The Reproductive System, Development and Inheritance

  • Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System
  • Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
  • Development of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems
  • Fertilization
  • Embryonic Development
  • Fetal Development
  • Maternal Changes During Pregnancy, Labor and Birth
  • Adjustments of the Infant at Birth and Postnatal Stages
  • Lactation
  • Patterns of Inheritance

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

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Medical Billing

Upon successful completion of our Medical Billing course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the Med-Certification exam to become a Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CBS) or the AAPC certification exam to become a Certified Professional Biller (CPB).

Medical Coding

Upon successful completion of our Medical Coding course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical coding in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the AHIMA national certification exam to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player