Medical Billing and Coding (Includes CBCS)

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Train for a successful career in medical billing and coding as a CBCS-certified professional. Get started today!

PROGRAM DURATION:
390 hours/6 months
CERTIFICATIONS:
CBCS
COST:
$3,395

Program Overview

This self-paced online program teaches medical terminology, billing, and coding skills. It's designed to prepare you for entry-level employment as a medical biller, claims examiner, medical coder, and related occupations in the medical industry. Graduates will be employable by private health care practices, clinics, government agencies, insurance companies, and other health care facilities.

Upon successful course completion, you'll be ready to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. We'll even provide a voucher for exam registration!

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

With this program, you'll learn how to perform medical billing, submit claims to insurance companies, and evaluate coding practices. You'll also discover the tools for developing compliance programs that will meet the standards of health care rules and regulations.

First, you'll complete our Medical Terminology course, which covers the language you'll need for communicating as a healthcare professional. You'll learn specific terms and their application, as well as common prefixes and suffixes so it's easy to interpret unfamiliar terminology.

Our Medical Coding course introduces you to the three major coding systems used in health care: ICD, CPT, and HCPCS. You'll learn how to apply coding guidelines to accurately assign diagnoses and procedure codes.

Next, you'll tackle Medical Billing. This course explains the complexities of medical billing and offers a complete understanding of the reimbursement process, including forms preparation, processing, and follow-up. In addition, you will learn about the evolution of medical reimbursement, reimbursement methodologies, legal and regulatory issues, and the role of national diagnosis and procedure coding systems.

By the end of this course, you'll be ready to take the CBCS exam, offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). We'll provide a voucher to cover the cost of the exam. Please note, in addition to the completion of a training program like ours, the NHA requires you to present proof of a high school diploma or the equivalent before you sit for their exam

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