CBCS Medical Billing & Coding (Voucher Included)
You’ll learn current medical coding standards, to help you accurately track patient accounts and find gainful employment within this growing workforce sector.
This program is designed to help you successfully prepare 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.
What You'll Learn...
You will learn to function as an important member of the healthcare team by providing key skills, such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-9-CM*, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are vital to this field.
Prepares You For...
- Certified Coder
- Medical Coding Specialist
- Health Information Management Coder
- Medical Billing Associate
- Billing Specialist
- Medical Biller and Coder
Whether you're just starting out or transitioning into a different field, there has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical Billing and Coding. More than 850,000 practicing physicians in the United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services. Aside from medical facilities, positions are available with health insurance companies, pharmacies, medical suppliers, consulting firms, and medical billing companies.
Healthcare workers are in high demand due to the increased medical needs of an aging population and the increased number of Americans qualifying for health insurance. When a professional organization polled physicians in the summer of 2013 to see how they were going to handle the influx of new patients, 60% of the respondents said they were going to hire additional staff.
This program offers valuable training in legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and work with the main coding manuals: ICD-9-CM*, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.
Upon completion of this program, you should be well prepared to find your place in this rewarding healthcare career. You will also be able to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.
*Note: The ICD-9 component of this program is not mandatory and students will not be graded on this portion of the program. Students who choose to not complete this portion of the program will still be eligible for completion and will still receive their completion certificate.