Billing & Coding

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Billing and Coding Certification Prep Program

MedCertify’s online Billing and Coding program prepares students for NHA’s Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, and an exciting new career in the medical field. In 6 months or less, you will learn, at your own pace, the skills needed to be a certified billing and coder. Along with certification prep and job training, our staff will help you enter the workforce through career development.

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Course Style

6 Months

Duration

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Courses

Total Flexibility

Online, on-demand training so you can study at your time and pace on any device – total flexibility.

6-Month Access

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

 

Student Coaching

Online support with student success coaches.

Mentor Support

Take advantage of weekday and weekend online live Zoom mentoring sessions.

Externship or Observation​

Students have the opportunity to be placed at local clinical facilities for observation or externship to advance their knowledge and practical skills.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Courses

Course Outline

Week 1:

Chapter 01: Health Insurance Specialist Career
Chapter 02: Introduction to Health Insurance and Managed Care

Week 2:

Chapter 03: Introduction to Revenue Management
Chapter 04: Revenue Management: Insurance Claims, Denied Claims and Appeals, and Credit and Collections

Week 3:

Chapter 05: Legal Aspects of Health Insurance and Reimbursement

Week 4:

Chapter 06: ICD-10-CM Coding

Week 5:

Chapter 07: CPT Coding

Week 6:

Chapter 08: HCPCS Level II Coding

Week 7:

Chapter 09: CMS Reimbursement Methodologies

Week 8:

Chapter 10: Coding Compliance Programs, Clinical Documentation Improvement, and Coding for Medical Necessity

Week 9:

Chapter 11: CMS-1500 and UB-04 Claims

Week 10:

Chapter 12: Commercial Insurance

Week 11:

Chapter 13: BlueCross BlueShield

Week 12:

Chapter 14: Medicare

Week 13:

Chapter 15: Medicaid

Week 14:

Chapter 16: TRICARE

Week 15:

Chapter 17: Workers’ Compensation

Week 16:

OSHA/HIPAA Training

Week 17:

Professional Office Development

Week 18:

Career Development

Billing & Coding Overview

Billing & Coding

Accurate processing of health insurance claims has become more exacting and rigorous as health insurance plan options have rapidly expanded. These changes, combined with modifications in state and federal regulations affecting the health insurance industry, are a constant challenge to healthcare personnel. Those responsible for processing health insurance claims require thorough instruction in all aspects of medical insurance, including plan options, payer requirements, state and federal regulations, abstracting of source documents, accurate completion of claims, and coding of diagnoses and procedures/services. Understanding Health Insurance provides the required info clearly and comprehensively manner. The course was designed and revised to support core learning objectives with chapter objectives, content, and assessments aligned to ensure students learn and practice the concepts and skills they’ll need on the job. Student learning is supported through chapter outlines and measurable objectives identified at the beginning of each chapter, as well as chapter headings and assessments that map to those chapter outlines and objectives.

  • Develop the ability to elaborate on the personal qualities and job responsibilities of a Billing and Coding employee.
  • Assess the impact of OSHA and HIPAA in a medical office.
  • Describe different types of Health Insurance.
  • Obtain basic knowledge of Billing and Coding practices in the medical office.
  • Gain knowledge of various written and verbal communications needed in a medical office and apply knowledge in processing and maintaining patient medical records that pertain to patient accounts.
  • Demonstrate skills in filing insurance claims for the medical provider.
Medical Office Simulation

MedCertify has included the Medical Office Simulation Software (MOSS) 3.0 in this program.  MOSS is a computer program designed to simulate the activities of a medical office. This software is be used by medical students to develop practical skills and knowledge in managing patient records, scheduling appointments, billing, coding, and other administrative tasks.

Using this software can provide several benefits to students, such as:

  1. Practical Experience: Medical students can use this software to gain practical experience in managing a medical office without the need for real-life patients. This experience can help them become more confident and efficient in their future medical careers.

  2. Time Management: The software can help students learn how to manage their time effectively and prioritize tasks based on urgency.

  3. Accuracy: The software can help students learn how to accurately record and manage patient information, ensuring that records are up-to-date and error-free.

  4. Cost-effective: The use of simulation software can be a cost-effective way to provide medical training without the need for expensive equipment or facilities.

  5. Self-Paced Learning: Students can learn at their own pace and can repeat activities until they feel confident in their skills.

Overall, MOSS can provide medical students with practical experience in managing a medical office. It can help them develop essential skills such as time management, accuracy, and patient record management, which can be valuable in their future medical careers. Each of our program offers different MOSS simulations that are relevant to the program they are completing.

Career & Certification

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The National Healthcareer Association prepares the next generation of healthcare workers through validated, nationally recognized certifications.

(CBCS)
Certified Billing & Coding Specialist

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Mentor Support

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.

Career Paths
  • Certified Medical Biller and Coder
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Transcription Supervisor
Job Outlook

According to bls.gov, there are over 186,400 jobs you are eligible to apply for when certified as a Billing and Coding Specialist. The industry is growing faster than average over decade at 7%.

Earning Potential

The average salary for job seekers with Billing and Coding certification is $46,660 per year according to bls.gov. This could be your potential future income!

Tuition

Financing Options Are Available

Students who enroll in MedCertify’s career training programs come from different backgrounds. Whether you’re a first-time student, recently unemployed or just seeking a new career, we provide different financing and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your financing options and opportunities.

Military Spouses

The MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) Scholarship is strictly for military spouses and is used as a workforce development program. In addition, the MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 tuition assistance.

This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at MedCertify as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high growth portable career fields, and occupations. Let an Admission Representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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Separated Veterans

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) implemented Priority of Service for all Veterans to provide scholarship assistance through SWAs, local WIBs, One‐Stop Career Centers, and other targeted grantees. 

Priority of service means the right of veterans to take precedence over a non‐covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.

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Unemployment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program offers scholarships to certain dislocated workers in the United States. Adults that have been terminated or laid off (including self-employed), eligible for or exhausted unemployment income and unlikely to return to industry or occupation are eligible for this scholarship. 

Spouses of a member of the Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment may also be eligible.

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Low Income

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve the public workforce system and help low income adults and other eligible adults meeting certain criteria. WIOA also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers. MedCertify has partnered with the Department of Labor to offer courses that prepare students for national certification in the medical, business, and IT fields.

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Self Financing

At MedCertify, we understand the importance of flexible payment options for our students. Our goal is to make education accessible and affordable, allowing you to focus on your studies and career development. Click below to view our self-financing options that are designed to suit your financial needs.

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