Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certification
Expand your career opportunities and increase income potential by becoming a Certified Medical Billing and Coding
Specialist. College of Allied Health Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate Training Program provides an
excellent opportunity to become a specialist in this growing and rewarding field. NAHCE's Online Medical Billing and
Coding Specialist Certificate Training Program is a convenient and flexible online program designed for knowledgeable and
career driven health care professionals. It is designed to provide the comprehensive education to jobs in the specialized
career field of Medical Billing and Coding.
After our students complete the program they
receive the NAHCE Electronic Health Records Specialist Undergraduate Certification and are registered to take the
National Healthcareers Association's CBCS National Certification exam. NAHCE
Certification is a stand-alone educational credential.
Medical billing and coding Specialist provide an essential service to a physician’s offices,
hospital outpatient facilities and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC)s. Every time a patient receives
professional health care the service provider must document the services and translate them into a
billing claim. Medical billing and coding Specialist abstracting the information from documentation and
use classification software to assign the appropriate clinical codes and ensure the practice receives
reimbursement for the work the health care provider performs. Medical billing and coding Specialist are
often responsible for organizing and managing health information databases and registries for
collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and to assure the accuracy, security and confidentiality of
the patients health information.
Health Information Technicians held about 186,300 jobs in 2012. The demand for health services is expected to
increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This
will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies. Additional records, coupled with widespread use
of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of health care providers, could lead to an increased need for
technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the health care industry. Prospects
will be best for those with a associate degree in health information. As EHR systems continue to become more
common, Medical Billing and Coding Specialists with computer skills will be needed to use them. Most Medical
Billing and Coding Specialists work in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Others work in nursing care facilities
or for government entities. Technicians typically work at desks or in offices and may spend many hours in front of
The median annual wage for Health Information Technicians was $34,160 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage
at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent
earned less than $22,250, and the top 10 percent earned more than $56,200.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Online Program
NAHCE's Online Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate Training Program is structured around
convenient, flexible, and affordable online courses providing an excellent opportunity to become a specialist in
this growing and rewarding field. The NAHCE Online Electronic Health Records Specialist learning platform is packed
full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class
discussions and interactive activities. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning
system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.
Immediate feedback and student instructor
interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
Students can access all their Associate Degree
Medical Billing and Coding course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile
phone or home computer.
Preparation for Billing and Coding Certifications
and guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA, AHIMA and AAPC Certification
NAHCE Online Associate Degree Medical Billing and
Coding Learning Platform with Ebook w/ Text Hard Copy.
Throughout each chapter, Coding Examples walk
through clinical scenarios and describe how to select codes to describe the cases, including such
complex factors as modifiers and components of E/M. To take learning to the next level, exercises at
the end of each section and chapter provide opportunities to practice coding each type of diagnosis
Skills can't be learned in a vacuum.
Throughout each chapter, From the Perspective of... features emphasize the links between topics
covered and real-world coding careers. These features also highlight the point-of-view of health care
providers and payers, supplying a well-rounded, complete picture of medical coding.
Approach the transition to ICD-10 with confidence.
Each diagnosis-coding chapter in Medical Coding Fundamentals includes options to assign ICD-10-CM
codes in addition to ICD-9-CM.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certification Required Courses:
(6 Credits) This course is designed to provide an overview of the coding systems
and resources used to report inpatient and outpatient diagnoses, procedures, and services to health
plans. Accurate coding is crucial to the successful operation of any health care facility or providers
office, given that reported codes determine the amount of reimbursement received. The student will be
provided ample opportunity to investigate coding resources in assigning codes for optimal reimbursement.
You’ll learn the CPT manual and Level II National Codes (HCPCS), CPT codes, how to use both the
ICD-9-CM and the CPT manuals to describe diagnoses and procedures and the coding issues related to the
complex cardiovascular system, specialty practice coding and how to provide accurate and consistent codes
for services provided in a hospital setting.You’ll explore the ICD-9 and learn the new ICD-10 system.
The Index and Tabular List of the ICD-9 to locate diagnosis codes.
The major components of the ICD-10 system.
Components of government and private health-care payer systems.
The use and application of V-codes.
The components of the CPT manual.
The components of the Level II HCPCS manual.
CPT modifiers to services and procedures.
Key components for Evaluation and Management coding.
Types of anesthesia.
Coding for procedures found in the Female Genital and Maternity Care and Delivery subsection.
Differentiate between inpatient and outpatient reporting guidelines.
Coding for burn, excision, repair, and breast procedures.
Coding for Pathology and Laboratory procedures.
Coding for fractures, casts, strapping, and endoscopic procedures.
Coding for cardiovascular procedures found in the Surgery section, Medicine section, and Radiology
The Index and Tabular List to code radiological procedures.
Code procedures and services located in the Medicine subsection.
Inpatient diagnosis and procedure reporting using the ICD-9.
(6 Credits) This course is designed to further develop skills in utilizing coding
systems and resources to identify the accurate code for inpatient and outpatient diagnoses, procedures,
and services from the patient record. The student will be provided case studies requiring investigation
of coding resources to assign codes for optimal reimbursement. You will learn about general coding
guidelines for inpatient and outpatient procedures and physician office coding using ICD-9-CM, HCPCS
Level I, and HCPCS Level II procedure coding. This course will also focuses on the impact of revisions to
coding guidelines and payer requirements.
Diagnoses and procedures contained on medical reports.
Procedures using ICD-9-CM and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
Principles to code services, conditions, and procedures using ICD-9-CM and the Healthcare Common
Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
Coding principles and guidelines of ICD-9-CM and HCPCS.
Sequencing of codes for reporting and billing.
ICD-9-CM and HCPCS guidelines and coding conventions.
(3 Credits) This study course presents a logical understanding of the language
of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes,
word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing
the correct definitions of many medical terms:
rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
blood and lymphatic
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma
NAHCE Diploma tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of education and credentials
recognition and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. Our graduates receive
the highest levels of continuing education and credentials recognition required to pursue jobs in the high
demanding field of Billing and Coding. After program completion your Certification will be a stand-alone
educational credential. It will also be an earned academic credit towards other Certification or degree
Our advanced Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program meets the educational requirements of the certifying
bodies in your field. After successful completion of the Billing and Coding Specialist program you will receive the
NAHCE's Billing and Coding Specialist Certification and be eligible to sit for the Billing and Coding NHA,
AHIMA and AAPC Exams for National Certification.
NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the
National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Health
Career Association, Inc.
NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the
National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through
National Healthcareers Association, Inc.
In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCE Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must
obtain one of the following:
NAHCE Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma
Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Medical Billing and Coding Program or School.
Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist for a minimum of 2 years.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Tuition and Financing
NAHCE offers the highest standards of academic quality at affordable tuition rates with easy payment
0% interest on tuition. Invest in yourself and the most promising health career opportunities
PAY IN FULL Total cost: $648 USD
$299 down $99 month x4 Total cost: $695 / $99.00 USD - monthly
$99 down $49 month x14 Total cost: $785 / $49.00 USD - monthly
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2015 September Semester Start Date:
September 7, 2015
September 4, 2015
2015 October Bi-Semester Start Date:
October 5, 2015
October 2, 2015
2015 October Bi-Semester Start Date:
November 2, 2015
October 30, 2015
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