Medical Billing and Coding
Career Training Program
Medical Billing and Coding Online Training Program Materials
Blackstone will provide you with the following tools for success in your Medical Billing and Coding online training course, which are all included in your tuition:
Blackstone Medical Billing and Coding Online Training Study Guides
Eighteen separate units designed by Blackstone Career Institute will guide you through the Medical Billing and Coding online training course. These study units are broken into smaller sections, which will allow you to better process and retain the material in the readings. Each study unit chapter includes objectives, an overview, teacher’s notes, and a self-check.
Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, 4th Edition (custom), by Ruth Woodrow, Delmar Publishers
Organized according to classifications, this book provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format. The Internet as a reference tool is examined, and includes links to reliable websites. The new edition is updated with 200 new drugs, information about the uses and effects of herbs, and the USP Quality Review list of similar drug names.
Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement, 10th Edition, by Michelle A. Green and JoAnn C. Rowell, Delmar Publishers
This text is a comprehensive source for teaching the subject of health insurance and reimbursement. The book contains chapters on introductory information on the health insurance field, managed health care, legal and regulatory issues, medical coding systems, reimbursement methodologies, coding for medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. Each chapter contains exercises to illustrate content and reinforce learning. Numerous opportunities are provided throughout the book for manual completion of CMS-1500 claims. A CD-ROM at the back of the book allows for electronic data entry of CMS-1500 claim form information. End of chapter review questions in objective format (e.g., multiple choice) test learners on their understanding of book content. Appendices I and II provide medical billing case studies that are also included on the Student Practice CD-ROM. An additional appendix provides instruction in dental claims processing. This edition of the book contains the most up to date information regarding health insurance claims processing and medical coding and reimbursement issues, including coverage of the ICD-10-CM set for release in 2013.
ICD-9-CM, Vols 1, 2 & 3 + HCPCS Level II
2012 Edition, by Carol J Buck, Saunders Publishers
CPT 2012, Standard Edition
by American Medical Association Publishers
Along with the coding textbooks included in your medical billing and coding online training, you can also access the latest ICD-10-CM and HCPCS code updates!
MediSoft Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Approach – 2nd Edition, by Lillian Burke, Barbara Weill and Lori Tyler, Pearson
This step-by-step manual provides a hands-on approach for learning one of the most popular medical office billing and practice management software packages available. This detailed guide will equip those new to the field with everything they need to quickly become proficient in using MediSoft. The textbook comes with MediSoft V14 so that students can practice their skills using the same software used on the job.
Understanding Medical Coding – by Sandra L Johnson and Connie S McHugh, Thomson Delmar Learning
This comprehensive medical coding text is written by educators and experienced coders to help learners master the complexities of medical coding. This expanded edition addresses a variety of medical specialties including dermatology, cardiology, primary care, and orthopedics, and tackles the common coding problems encountered in the real world. Medical coding exercises provide practice for learners and enable them to test their knowledge, helping to round out your medical billing and coding online training.
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing Online
Defining more than 56,000 terms, Stedman’s gives clear definitions in nursing and allied health professions. You will have one year of online access to this valuable reference, which includes audio pronunciations, images, and nearly 50 videos presenting anatomy in motion—a valuable resource that enhances your medical billing and coding online training.
Blackstone’s Exclusive Online Typing Tutor
Whether you are a novice typist or just need to brush up on your skills and increase your speed, Blackstone’s Online Typing Tutor will help you succeed. Typing exercises are geared to the allied health student. Work at your own pace and take the online typing test when you are ready to assess your skill level.
Access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center
Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other medical billing and coding students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.
In addition, Blackstone will also provide you with:
Eighteen multiple-choice exams, four homework assignments, and a required keyboarding assignment assist us in assessing your understanding of the concepts taught throughout the medical billing and coding online training program. In addition, there are many self-checks that you can complete throughout your medical billing and coding online training program.
You will receive an official transcript and a Medical Billing and Coding certificate upon successful completion of the entire medical billing and coding online training program. A copy of your transcript will also be on permanent file with Blackstone.
You have up to one year to complete your Blackstone Medical Billing and Coding online training program. If additional time is needed, a six-month extension can be purchased.
Immediate feedback is provided for all exams submitted through the Online Student Center—you will receive an electronic grade report instantly!
Your success in our Medical Billing and Coding online training program is important to us! Any time you need assistance, please contact us. We are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you encounter with the medical billing and coding online training.
Your low tuition cost covers your entire medical billing and coding online training program including all textbooks, study guides, exam evaluation services, access to the Online Student Center, and your certificate upon graduation.
Blackstone’s financial assistance programs include GI Bill Education Benefits for veterans and the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA program).