There has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical Billing and Coding. Healthcare workers are in high demand, as more than 900,000 practicing physicians in the United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services. CBCS Medical Billing and Coding is an ideal course for students new to this important position in the healthcare field. If you're seeking entry into the healthcare industry, this comprehensive course will provide you with all the information you need to earn a certification in medical billing and coding.
12 Months / 340 Course Hrs
Includes Certificate of Completion from Webster University
Certified professional coders assign numeric codes to each procedure that appears in a patient's medical record, so that payment can be rendered quickly and correctly. Aside from medical facilities, medical coding jobs are available with health insurance companies, pharmacies, medical suppliers, consulting firms, and medical billing companies.
During this course, you will learn the foundations of a 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. You will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.
After successfully completing your course, you'll also receive access to the National Healthcare Association (NHA) online practice exams and study guide, to help you study for your certification exam.
Obtaining medical billing and coding certification is the next step to becoming a medical biller. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA); the registration fee for this exam is included with the course. This course will also prepare you to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
What You Will Learn
- Medical coding terminology required for medical coding, including the structures and functions of the human body.
- The disorders and medical procedures common to each body system.
- Legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to the field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims.
- The main coding manuals: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II.
- How to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.
How The Course is Taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 12 months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 340 course hours
How You Will Benefit
- You will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
- You will receive an NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam voucher to enroll for the exam.
- You'll also receive access to the NHA online practice exams and study guide. You will be prepared to sit for other medical coding certifications, such as Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Coding Associate (CCA).
More Course Information
5 Reasons Why You Should Start A
Career in Medical Support
Are you detail-oriented and good with people? Then consider the following reasons to start a career in medical support:
- The jobs are predicted to increase: According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this career area is predicted to increase in jobs - mainly because the US population is aging.
- You can often work from home: Medical coders and other support staff often work from home, allowing them to balance work and family.
- You get to help people: Medical support staff are often the face of doctors and other physicians. You can address the needs of people right when they need them.
- Many careers can be the start of a small business: Why work for someone else, when you can provide these services yourself and grow a business!
- Medical support is portable: Every community has medical offices. Your career can go with you if you need to move.
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Offered through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) scholarship is what’s known as a workforce development program. Its benefit is simple — it gives qualified military spouses up to $4,000 in tuition assistance, which they can apply to a variety of adult education programs aimed at helping them get ready for a successful portable career. So, who qualifies for the money and who doesn’t? Primarily, MyCAA was made for spouses of junior Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve members on Title 10.
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