Program Title:

Medical Billing and Coding (Includes CBCS)

Program Duration:

390 hours/6 months

Program Price:

$3,395

Program Description:

A Certified Billing and Coding Specialist’s main focus is on converting a medical procedure, diagnosis, or symptom into specific codes for submitting a claim for reimbursement. As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Accurately locate documentation in the patient record to support coding and billing process
  • Accurately assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
  • Submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures
  • Coach providers on the best documentation practices to support quality coding and optimal reimbursement

Benefits to obtaining a Billing and Coding Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, and increased subject matter expertise.

The Medical Billing and Coding with Medical Terminology program, including the CBCS preparation, is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment as a medical biller, claims examiner, medical coder and related occupations in the medical industry. Graduates of this program will be employable by private health care practices, clinics, government agencies,insurance companies and other health care facilities.

The program teaches students how to perform medical billing, submit claims to insurance companies, and evaluate coding practices. Students will also be provided the tools for developing compliance programs that will meet the standards of health care rules and regulations. Upon completion of the program, students will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment.

The program includes the online study guide, practices exam, and CBCS exam voucher to sit for the NHA Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) Exam.

Program Syllabus:

Medical Terminology: 50 hours

Knowledge of Medical Terminology is integral for any medical professional seeking a complete understanding of medical vocabulary.

In this course, you will come across terminology used in everyday medical language. You will learn how a majority of medical terms can be broken up into word roots, combining vowels, prefixes, and suffixes to arrive at their meanings. You will also learn complementary terms, abbreviations, and words that cannot be broken into parts. You will be able to recognize the definitions, spellings, and correct pronunciations of a large number of medical terms. Through scenarios and interactivities, this course will provide you with ample opportunity to apply and practice the concepts learned, and prepare you for your role as a professional in the healthcare industry.

Medical Coding: 200 Hours

Medical Coding introduces you to the three types of medical coding systems used in health care: ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to transform medical descriptions of diagnoses and procedures into codes using reimbursement and coding guidelines.

Through scenarios and interactivities, this course provides you with ample opportunity to apply and practice the concepts learned. This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career in medical coding and related professions.

Medical Billing: 140 Hours

The complexities of medical billing require professionals who have a complete understanding of the reimbursement process. This course introduces you to the fundamentals of medical billing, which include forms preparation, processing, and follow-up for reimbursement. In addition, you will learn about the evolution of medical reimbursement, reimbursement methodologies, legal and regulatory issues, national diagnosis systems, and procedure coding systems.

Through scenarios and interactivities, this course provides you with ample opportunity to apply and practice the concepts learned and prepares you for your role as a professional in the health insurance industry.

Billing and Coding Specialist Certification Online Preparation:

Prepare for the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam with an engaging study guide tutorial and online practice test. These resources are aligned to the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) CBCS exam blueprint.

Study Guide Tutorial

This one-of-a-kind online study guide tutorial engages and helps prepare candidates for the Certified Billing Coding (CBCS) exam and is aligned to the National Health career Association (NHA) CBCS exam blueprint.

Ideal for preparation this study guide includes five chapters along with three case studies and a summary section.

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Claims processing
  • Front-end duties
  • Payment adjudication
  • Apply knowledge of coding

CBCS Tutorial Details

  • Instructional lesson content
  • Review questions 50 practice drill questions and 17 case study questions

Online Practice Test

Prepare for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam with immediate feedback from the CBCS online practice test. The practice tests are designed to help prepare candidates for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) CBCS certification exam.

This 100 item practice test offers an assessment of basic comprehension and mastery of billing and coding principles, providing explanations for items missed.

Assessed Concepts

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Claims processing
  • Front-end duties
  • Payment adjudication
  • Apply knowledge of coding

CBCS Practice Test Details

  • Online practice assessments can be accessed from any Internet connection, offering candidates the flexibility to test anytime.
  • Practice test is aligned to the NHA exam blueprint and works in conjunction with the CBCS study guide.
  • Assessment contains explanations for correct and incorrect answers.
  • Online assessments may be accessed five times with each purchase.
  • Online assessments have a 500 minute time limit.

Program Syllabus Link:

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Program Classroom Link:

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Program Materials:

  • Understanding Health Insurance Billing textbook
  • ICD10
  • CPT
  • Step by Step Coding
  • HCPCS
  • Exploring Medical Language, 8th edition (Lafleur), Elsevier

*Note: The standard shipping process usually requires 10-14 business days within the US. Weekends or holidays do not count. International/APO/ FPO/ PO Box address may experience delays. Please be aware that your materials will not be shipped until your start date.

Program System Requirements:

Operating System:

  • Windows XP SP2 or newer

Hardware:

  • Video card
  • Sound card
  • 512 MB RAM or greater of memory

Software:

Web Browser:

  • The most recent version of browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer.
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Pop-ups must be enabled/allowed

Other:

  • Headphones or Speakers

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