Medical Office Training Courses
ONLINE MEDICAL BILLING (INTERMEDIATE)
PLEASE NOTE: The FTCC Med Online courses are for North Carolina residents only.
Learn at home at the convenience of your computer! The Online Medical Billing (Intermediate) program helps the student gain the knowledge and skills necessary to follow claims all the way through payment and prepares the student to work with industry specific forms such as CMS-1500 and UB-40. The program will give the student everything necessary to succeed, including comprehensive curriculum, flexible online training, and dedicated student and graduate support. The program's curriculum was developed by industry professionals with years of experience. The Online Medical Billing (Intermediate) program will teach the student computer fundamentals, keyboard kinetics, healthcare structure and organization, and documentation and confidentiality. The student will learn medical coding basics as well as healthcare reimbursement, ICD-10 and X12 5010 fundamentals, and patient billing and collection. The program includes a one-year help hotline that is offered by FTCC in partnership with Career Step. This course is sixteen weeks in length. FTCC requires that a student spend 15 hours per week on the course curriculum to stay on target to finish in the allotted time for this course.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 P.M. A WEEK BEFORE CLASS START DATEREQUIREMENTS:
Please Note: The student must complete all of the course modules and pass the final exam to successfully finish the Online Medical Billing (Intermediate) program.
**Optional Additional Resources Available to Online Students**
FTCC students have the option to purchase additional text-based course workbooks on the day the course begins.
If a student chooses to purchase these optional materials on the day the course begins, please contact Career Step college enrollment counselors at 1.888.657.5752, Option 9. PRE-REQUISITES:
Successful completion of a medical coding program and/or professional medical coding experience.
INSTRUCTOR: Career Step, LLC
Refund & Enrollment Policy
Refund PolicyThe refund policy for Fayetteville Technical Community College's Continuing Education Division was established by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, Raleigh on October 15, 1993. The full refund policy is listed in the NC Administrative Code 23NCAC.2D.0203 (d) Brief Statement of Policy:
- A pre-registered extension student who officially withdraws from an extension class(es) prior to the first meeting of the class (should be 24 hours prior) will be eligible for a 100 percent refund by completing an official request form.
- The refund will be 75 percent if requested prior to the 10 percent date of the class(es) meeting.
- No refunds will be given after 10 percent of class meetings.
Enrollment PolicyEnrollment for a course will end a several days prior to the course start date.
Course Start Date: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Enrollment Deadline: Wednesday, January 6th, 2011
- Students cannot enroll for Online Medical Inpatient & Outpatient Coding & Online Medical Transcription at the same time.
- A student must complete Part I of a course to be able to register for Part II of the course.
- Access codes and passwords for course curriculum will be sent via e-mail to students on the day the course begins.
* To maintain registration in a course, students must log on to the online medical course web site and complete the course orientation within three days of the course start date. Failure to access the web site and complete the course orientation will result in a student's removal from the course.
Computer & Course Materials RequirementsCourse materials are included in a student's registration fee for either Online Medical Transcription Part I or Online Inpatient & Outpatient Coding Part I. Beginning with the April 2009 Online Medical Transcription Part I course, text books will be in a digital format. Students will not receive hard copy textbooks. The hard copy text books can be purchased through Career Step at an additional cost to the student. The foot pedal will be shipped to the student via UPS on the day the course begins. Starting January 2010, the Online Medical Inpatient & Outpatient Part I materials will be a digital format. Students will not receive hard copy textbooks. The second half of the course books and materials will be mailed out via UPS on the day the Online Medical Inpatient & Outpatient Coding Part II course begins. Please allow seven to ten business days for course books and/or materials to arrive.
Computer RequirementsInternet Access
- 33.6 kbps minimum, but 56k or greater is recommended
- DSL cable modem is even better.
- Wireless is acceptable, too.
- Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
- 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
- Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
- Available USB port
- Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
- Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
- PDF reader
- Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
- Firefox 3.x *
- Safari 4.x or greater (Mac only)*
- Microsoft Windows (XP�, Vista�, 7 with latest service pack)
- Mac OS X (10.4.11 or greater)*
* The Medical Transcription Editor program includes a third party software tool that makes the training only compatible with Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x., or 9.x.
** Mobile browsing devices are not currently supported. However, Career Step is investigating the implementation of mobile device support, and these specifications will be updated once a decision has been reached.
*** The Opera browser has been successfully utilized to view courses from an iPad.