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Medical Billing & Coding Fundamentals

Course details

In this healthcare-focused course, you'll learn the important role billing and coding plays in ensuring patients have a positive experience and providers are reimbursed. Find out how to properly prepare claims and troubleshoot denials. Walk out with better understanding of the fundamentals needed to be successful in this highly regulated field.

Learn how to:

  • Use real-world medical and healthcare revenue terms

  • Accurately identify reimbursable services and treatments

  • Assign diagnosis and procedure codes based on clinical documentation

  • Identify payer policies and the party responsible for payment

  • Prepare medical claim forms and process electronic transactions

  • Appeal medical claim denials

Explore in-demand skills in areas like:

  • Interpretation of medical benefits

  • Assigning codes for procedures and diagnosis

  • Establishing financial responsibility

  • Billing claim analysis

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Medical Billing & Coding Fundamentals

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  • Course level
    FoundationalCourse level
  • Course format
    Self-ledCourse format
  • Estimated learning time
    30 hrsEstimated learning time
  • Access to course
    1 yearAccess to course

Finish this course and earn a certificate of completion to display on your resume or LinkedIn®.

Retain the skills you learn.
Apply them day one.

Your efforts and achievements will be tracked throughout the course, so you know when you're hitting the mark - and when you're not. Your progress will be determined by your ability to demonstrate a skill and apply it immediately; not just answering questions and moving to the next learning module.

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Is this course for you?

The Professional:

  • You're looking to ensure your medical billing and coding processes within your practice operating to full potential.
  • You're looking to better understand the revenue stream for your practice or healthcare setting.

The Learner:

  • You're interested in learning how coding is used to bill insurance companies.
  • You're interested in learning how payers are billed and providers are paid in highly regulated medical fields.

What's included

Course outline:

  • Course Overview
    • Getting Started
    • Welcome to Medical Billing and Coding
  • Module 1: Interpretation of Benefits Coverage
    • Module 1: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 1: Quick Clips
    • Module 1: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 1: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 1: Comprehension Check
    • Module 1: Situated Real-World Practice
    • Module 1: Summative Assessment
    • Module 1: Resources
  • Module 2: Understanding the Medical Language
    • Module 2: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 2: Quick Clips
    • Module 2: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 2: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 2: Comprehension Check
    • Module 2: Situated Real-World Practice
  • Module 3: Assigning Medical Codes
    • Module 3: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 3: Quick Clips
    • Module 3: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 3: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 3: Comprehension Check
    • Module 3: Situated Real-World Practice
    • Module 3: Summative Assessment
    • Module 3: Resources
  • Module 4: Establishing Financial Responsibility
    • Module 4: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 4: Quick Clips
    • Module 4: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 4: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 4: Comprehension Check
    • Module 4: Situated Real-World Practice
    • Module 4: Summative Assessment
    • Module 4: Resources
  • Module 5: Claims and Collection Management
    • Module 5: Welcome and Overview
    • Module 5: Quick Clips
    • Module 5: Key Concepts/Big Ideas
    • Module 5: Important Terms and Concepts
    • Module 5: Comprehension Check
    • Module 5: Situated Real-World Practice
    • Module 5: Summative Assessment
    • Module 5: Resources
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion

Skills you'll gain with this course:

  • Interpretation of medical benefits

    Interpret benefits coverage of a given situation.

  • Assigning codes for procedures and diagnosis

    Appropriately assign codes to given medical procedures and diagnoses.

  • Establishing financial responsibility

    Establish financial responsibility and collect payment, given a medical situation.

  • Billing claim analysis

    Analyze claims for payment and collections.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Our professional development courses are structured and you will be guided through the experience.

  • You’ll complete bite-sized lessons of instructions.
  • Each lesson will be approximately 60 minutes.
  • After you complete the lessons in each module, you will be assessed.
  • Review and complete the assessment as many times as you like, to make sure you’re absorbing all the content.
  • Upon successful completion, you will move to the next lesson.

You’ll have up to 12 months to complete your short course from the time you purchase it.

When you’re done, you will receive a certificate of completion you can display on your LinkedIn® profile.

It’s a simple, two-step process.

STEP 1: Sign up with a social media account or your personal email.

STEP 2: Pay with your credit card and start your course.

All you have to do is complete the lessons in the order they appear, until you’re done. That’s it.

These professional development courses do not align to industry-recognized certifications.

You may request a refund at anytime within seventy-two (72) hours of purchase for any reason. After the 72 hour period, no refunds will be granted. To request a refund, please contact the professional development team by email at You will lose access to the course once we begin processing your refund.

You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase. Additionally, University of Phoenix does not offer these professional development courses in certain countries. Individuals who reside in certain countries may not enroll in a professional development course unless they are a U.S. Citizen or affiliated with the U.S. Military, subject to Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) restrictions.

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