LHU Clearfield to Offer Evening Medical Billing and Coding Program

CLEARFIELD, PA – The Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus will be offering an evening Medical Billing and Coding Program. This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

WHAT:          Medical Billing and Coding Program

WHEN:          Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 2nd through December 9th, 2014,

                     6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

WHERE:        LHU Clearfield Campus

WHO:            Shannon Tyson, (570) 484.3131 or styson@lhup.edu

The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements.  Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS).  After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)  - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams

This program includes 80 course contact hours. Tuition for this course is $1,899 which includes all textbooks. 

For more information on this or other programs offered by the Workforce and Continuing Education

Department at Lock Haven University Clearfield, in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, please visit http://www.lhup.edu/About/finance_administration/workforce/clearfieldopportunities.html

For more information on Lock Haven University’s Clearfield Campus, visit www.LHUP.edu/Clearfield, email clearfieldadmissions@LHUP.edu, or call (814) 768.3405.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.