Medical billing and coding course to be offered

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing Education will offer a medical billing and coding course beginning Monday, Oct. 8, and continuing through Monday, Dec. 17.

Classes will meet at WCU’s Cordelia Camp Building each Monday and Wednesday from 6 until 9:30 p.m. Cost of the 80-hour program is $1,799, which covers all classes and materials.

The combined billing and coding course will provide students the skills they need to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims, complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

Students who complete the course and obtain the suggested practical work experience of six months to two years could be qualified to take the American Academy of Professional Coders certified professional coder exam, the American Health Information Management Association’s certified coding associate exam, and other national certification exams.

The program at WCU is being offered by Condensed Curriculum International Inc., which partners with colleges and universities in offering allied health programs nationwide.

To register or for more information about this course and other professional development programs offered through WCU’s Office of Continuing Education, visit and click on “Professional Development Programs” or call 828-227-7397.