Medical Billing and Coding
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-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.
The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (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-10 and HCPCS).
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Professional Coders CPC exam, the National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, and the the American Health Information Association Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. Visit the testing organization's website for the most current information about the certification exam and eligibility requirements.
If you require financial assistance for a noncredit course, there are several options available to you based on eligibility. Review the Tuition Assistance section on the FAQs page.
Can't make it to campus? Through our partnership with Ed2Go, we offer an online Medical Billing course option. CBCS Medical Billing and Coding is an ideal program for students seeking entry into the healthcare industry. This comprehensive program will provide you with all of the information you need to earn a certification in medical billing and coding. You will build a foundation of medical vocabulary, to help you better understand the contents of a patient’s medical record, as well as notes from practicing physicians. In addition, you’ll learn current medical coding standards, so you can be successful within the industry. Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The registration fee for this exam is included with this program. This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive 12 months to complete the program. Learn more >
Medical Billing & Coding Professional - Employment and Education
Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today!
The need for professionals that understand how to code health care services and procedures for third party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.
|Job Outlook:||15% much faster than average|
|Number of jobs, 2014:||188,600|
|Median pay (May 2016):||$38,040 per year|
|Source: February 11, 2016|