This course is an eight week course consisting of 192 clock hours in length. Medical billing and coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges and review files. Duties include: reviewing records; calculating charges for a patient’s procedure and service and preparing itemized statements and submitting claims to third party payers. Medical Coders are responsible for the collection of physician charges and patient data to ensure that claims are submitted to insurance carriers accurately and in the most efficient and expeditious manner. Prerequisites: Students must have either a high school diploma or a GED. On successful completion of this course the student can obtain certification through the AAPC.