Medical Billing and Coding

UWF Continuing Education is offering an exciting opportunity for those interested in beginning a new career as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS). The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist training course will prepare you to successfully pass the National Healthcareer Association exam and directly enter the field of healthcare. The program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and a shadow experience.

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Billing & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms.

As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Gather/review essential patient information
  • Verify required documentation before patient information is released
  • Prevent fraud/abuse by auditing billing
  • Support coding and billing process
  • Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
  • Submit claims for reimbursement
  • Coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement

We realize work, life and family obligations can sometimes prevent you from attending educational opportunities. With that in mind, we have tailored the program to fit the busy schedules required by family life and work.

The CBCS program offers students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. Instruction is provided by an experienced CBCS who is current in the field of Coding.

This program prepares you to pass the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist examination through NHA.

Medical Billing & Coding — Pensacola Campus

Dates: April 23 - July 16, 2019
Schedule: Tues. & Thurs., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 and June 8, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Course Contact Hours: 84 hour program with a 24 hour shadow program at the end

Classes meet on Tuesday/Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for twelve (12) weeks. In Week 3 and 7, you will have class on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. along with the regular weekly classes.  In addition to 84 hours in the classroom and homework study time, students are eligible to complete a shadow experience which serves as working experience and a reference for future employment.

Registration: To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is LIMITED. We will be accepting 20 applicants into this program. 

The course includes all live instruction, and all materials to include the CBCS exam and a shadow experience to eligible students.

For registration information call 817.681.4050 or email

Pensacola Main Campus
Tuition: $3,000.00
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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 that 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 the 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 healthcare 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 Stats
Job Outlook: 13% (Faster than average)
Number of jobs, 2016: 206,300
Median pay (May 2017): $39,180 per year
Source: February 2019