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Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

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Medical coding and billing specialists link patient care and reimbursement. They analyze patient records and translate the written diagnoses and services provided into medical codes to transmit electronically to insurance companies. They also post patient and insurance payments as they are received.
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Practicum Coordinator
301-784-5132
Location: TECHNOLOGIES (T) 126
What will you learn?
  • How to code patient visits with ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II
  • How to obtain pre-authorization and complete insurance forms
  • How to troubleshoot unpaid claims to get proper reimbursement
  • How to post payments and collect unpaid balances
What will you do?
  • Accurately code diagnoses and procedures in physician offices and outpatient settings
  • Obtain proper preauthorization for patient visits and procedures
  • Prepare insurance forms and submit claims for payment
  • Update patient accounts to reflect payment from insurance companies and patients

Why ACM?

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Program Details

In this One-Year Certificate Program, you will acquire essential skills that allow you to evaluate and interpret medical reports to accurately code diagnoses, services and procedures that have been provided to patients. Additionally, you will learn how to process patient billing from the time the patient makes an appointment until the bill is paid in full. You may find employment in a variety of settings including physician practices, hospitals, diagnostic centers, insurance companies and medical billing companies.

Allegany College of Maryland is an educational partner with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Graduates of the Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Coding and Billing Certificate will have the knowledge and competence required to take the AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.

The Medical Coding and Billing program at ACM is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).


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Accreditation
Allegany College of Maryland is an educational partner with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Students will apply technology, information literacy, problem-solving, and technical skills to complete office tasks.
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of life-long learning in their chosen profession..
  • Students will perform their responsibilities while practicing professional and ethical values.
Learning Outcomes
  • Use effective written, verbal and nonverbal communication with patients and their families, co-workers, other health care providers, and the public.
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills while performing administrative medical assisting tasks.
  • Apply appropriate technology to document patient interactions as well as process patient billing.
  • Perform medical office skills and responsibilities while practicing professional and ethical values.
  • Practice administrative medical assisting with sensitivity and recognition of cultural and socioeconomic differences.
  • Explain the importance of life-long learning in the administrative medical assisting field and locate opportunities for continuing education.

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of Medical Coding and Billing.

Lisa Rocks, R.R.T., C.C.M.A. 
Program Director

301-784-5133
Technologies 124

A.A.S., Columbus Technical Institute
B.S., Western Michigan University
M. Ed., Frostburg State University
Graduate Study, West Virginia University

Cindy Zumbrun,R.H.I.T., CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I 
Practicum Coordinator

301-784-5132
Technologies 126

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., M. Ed., Frostburg State University

Lisa Humbertson, CMA(AAMA), CPC 
Instructor

301-784-5319
Technologies 142

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Amanda Hoover, CMA(AAMA), CPC 
Instructor

301-784-5686
Technologies 141

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

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