Medical Billing and Coding
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 as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS). The program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and a shadow experience.
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 currently in the field of Coding.
This program prepares you to pass the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist examination through NHA.
Classes meet on Tuesday/Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for sixteen (16) 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. The program includes shadowing, exam bootcamp and certification exam (if eligible). There are 14 weeks of lecture (including Saturdays), 1 week of shadow hours, then 1 week of exam bootcamp and certification exam. The shadow portion of the program can serve as working experience and a reference for future employment.
For registration information contact Delphie Whiteman at 817-694-6231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Billing & Coding
Dates: August 31 – January 11, 2021
No class 9/7, 11/25, 12/21, 12/23, 12/28, 12/30
Schedule: Online, Mon. & Wed., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 19 and Oct. 10, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Course Contact Hours: 84-hour program with a 24-hour shadow program at the end
Registration: To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is LIMITED. We will be accepting 20 applicants into this program.
Tuition includes all live instruction, and all materials to include the CBCS exam and a shadow experience to eligible students.
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
Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
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: 11% (Faster than average)
- Number of Jobs: 215,500
- Median Pay: $40,350 per year
Source: February 2020