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Medical Billing and Coding Training for the Most Recognized certificates

Accurate coding is essential to the successful operations of any healthcare facility. Coding describes all aspects of diagnosis, procedures, and treatment of health care and the amount a healthcare facility or provider is reimbursed for these services.

Coders in virtually any healthcare setting use the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS level II coding systems. These coding systems and insurance requirements are revised and updated annually requiring coders to have a precise understanding and thorough training of these systems.

This course explains Medical Billing and Coding in a very clear and comprehensive manner and is designed to give students the medical coding experience they need in order to pass the most popular medical coding certificate exams, such as CBCS CCS/CCS-P or CPC/CPC-H.

Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

CREDENTIALS: BOC CBCS CPC CCS

WEEKS TO COMPLETE: (±) 34

CEU'S: 29

MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

CAREERS

Medical Billing and Coding Careers

The healthcare industry is in high demand for trained staff in medical office administration, managing health records and medical billing and coding. Electronic health records (EHR) and medical coding and billing training are becoming the new standard. This is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry with unlimited work opportunities at clinics, urgent care facilities, dental offices, nursing homes, chiropractic offices, hospitals, insurance companies. The need for heatlh care services are forecasted to increase as the society gets older. An aging populace will require more exams, medical treatments, and procedures. This will dictate more claims for reimbursement from insurance providers. Substantially more records, along with universal utilization of electronic health records ( EHRs ) by all types of healthcare providers will lead to an increased need for technicians to organize, manage and code the affiliated information in all areas of the health care industry. As EHR systems are more common, Medical Billing and Coders with computer skills will be necessary to use them. Most Medical Billing and Coders work in hospitals or physicians' offices. Others are employed in Nurse care facilities or for government entities. Technicians typically work at desks or in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer monitors.

 

According to the United States Department of Labor: Most Medical Billing and Coders have a postsecondary education award such as a certificate. Others enter the occupation with a high school diploma and learn through on-the-job training.



Some medical billing and coding specialist learned on the job, but these days employers prefer employees with experience and certificate. In a busy medical facility there is usually little time and limited resources available to train a new employee. Therefore more knowledgeable you are and with certificate in this profession the more valuable you are.

What Medical Billing and Coders Do.

Precise coding is essential to the successful operation of any health care facility or providers office, considering the fact that reported codes determine the amount of reimbursement received. Medical billing and Coding provide an essential service to a physician's offices, hospital outpatient facilities and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC)s. Every time a patient receives Health Professional health care the service provider must document the services and translate them into a billing claim. Medical billing and Coding 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 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.

Salary And Job Outlook of a Medical Billing and Coding

The healthcare industry is in high demand for trained staff in medical office administration, managing health records and medical billing and coding. Electronic health records (EHR) and medical coding and billing training are becoming the new standard. This is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry with unlimited work opportunities at clinics, urgent care facilities, dental offices, nursing homes, chiropractic offices, hospitals, insurance companies.

 

According to AAPC The average medical coder across all AAPC Enrollment (certified and non-certified) earns approximately $49,872 per year. The average medical coder with no certificate earns approximately $39,956 per year while Health Professionals with one certificate earns approximately $52,588. Medical coders who specialize and certify as a Certified Health Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) or Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) averages over $64,000 annually.

Ways To Become A Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

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POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL COURSES

Medical billing and coders typically graduate from postsecondary education courses. Although there are no formal educational requirements for becoming a Medical Billing and Coder in most states, employers may prefer to hire those who have completed these courses. Courses for Medical Billing and Coding are available from community colleges, vocational schools, technical schools, and universities and usually take about 1 year to complete. These courses lead to a certificate or diploma. Some community colleges offer 2-year courses that lead to an associate's degree. All courses include lessons in anatomy and Medical Terminology. In a many states there are no formal educational requirements. Many have an association diploma, or oequivalent and gain knowledge of medical billing and coding through there employer. High school students considering this profession should take courses in biology and anatomy.

 

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TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE

There are different ways to begin your career as a Medical Billing and Coder . If you don't already have a degree or experience, certificate is the fastest route to earning credentials necessary. certificates are more specialized, than traditional education, and are focused on acquiring a particular set of skills. An applicant must pass an exam and have taken one of several routes to be eligible for each certificate. These routes include graduation from an accredited course and work experience, among others. In most cases, an applicant must be at least 18 years old before testing for certificate. For employers it simply means that there is less on-the-job training required, which saves them time, resources, and money.

Advantages Of Training and certificate

The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist is a Nationally acknowledged certificate. In this occupation those who are certified have a big advantage when searching for a job. A certificate is a way to stand out from any prospect and it is the simplest way to prove qualifications and a certain level of competence. There is less on-the-job training, which will save you and employers valuable time and resources. After experience, Medical Billing and Coders can specialize and move into leadership roles. A certificate proves to employers that the candidate is serious about their profession.

NAHCE MBCS

The NAHCE Medical Billing and Coding Specialist certificate and badge of completion (BOC) tells your employer that you have received the highest standards in Billing And Coding education, information, and knowledge meeting the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in this field.

 

After receiving the NAHCE Medical Billing and Coding Specialist certificate and badge of completion (BOC) you will be trained to take the following certificate exams:

 

NHA BILLING & CODING SPECIALIST certificate (CBCS)

The NHA Billing & Coding Specialist certificate is a Nationally accredited certificate, that meets or exceeds the accreditation criteria of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ensuring the highest quality standards. The CBCS exam tests the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency in the medical billing and coding profession. Billing & Coding Specialists are allied Health Professionals that work in a variety of settings including physician offices, insurance companies, and skilled Nurse facilities. Becoming a CBCS with NHA shows that you are knowledgeable and ready to be a valued member of a health care team.

 

The NHA Medical Billing and Coding Specialist certificate (CCMA) is a nationally accredited certificate program, that meets or exceeds the accreditation criteria of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ensuring an examination that meets the highest quality standards. The NHA exam tests the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency in the medical assisting profession. Whether you want to work in a doctor's office or a medical clinic, becoming a CCMA with NHA shows that you are knowledgeable and ready to be a valued member of a healthcare team. The purchase of NHA exam preparation materials or other educational products is not required to sit for any NCCA-accredited certificate exam offered by NHA, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examiNation. Exams accredited by the National Commission For Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA accredits certificate courses by providing an unbiased third-party review of our courses. Successful completion of this review results in accreditation. Those courses successfully going through this rigorous process have met certain standards and best practices to ensure that a legally defensible and psychometrically sound exam/assessment is delivered.

 

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER (CPC®) CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL BILLER (CPB™)

The AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) certificates are Nationally accredited certificate, that meets or exceeds the accreditation criteria of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ensuring the highest quality standards. The (CPC®) (CPB™) exam tests the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency in the medical billing and coding profession. Becoming a (CPC®) (CPB™) with AAPC shows that you are knowledgeable and ready to be a valued member of a health care team.

 

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) Certified Coding Specialist- Physician-based(CCS-P®)

The AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) Certified Coding Specialist- Physician-based(CCS-P®) certificates are Nationally accredited certificate, that meets or exceeds the accreditation criteria of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ensuring the highest quality standards. The (CPC®) (CPB™) exam tests the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency in the medical billing and coding profession. CCSs are skilled in classifying medical data from patient records, generally in a hospital setting. These coding practitioners:

 

CCS-Ps are coding practitioners who:

  • Specialize in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, or specialty centers
  • Review patient records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems
  • Are experts in health information documentation, data integrity, and quality
  • Play a critical role in a health provider's business operations, because patients' coded data is submitted to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement.

THE CERTIFIED MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

This is one of the most demanding and top paying allied health careers in the healthcare industry. CBCS’s work for clinics, urgent care facilities, dental offices, nursing homes, chiropractic offices, hospitals, insurance companies.

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MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

PROGRAM COST AND FINANCING

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ENROLLMENT

($2,001)

MEMBER DISCOUNT $1,056

$945

PAYMENT OPTIONS: $199 DOWN $59 MONTH X14 TOTAL COST: $1,025 / $59.00 USD – MONTHLY

OR $299 DOWN $99 MONTH X7 TOTAL COST: $992 / $99.00 USD – MONTHLY

INTEGRATED COURSEWARE AND EBOOKS: PROCEDURE AND DIAGNOSIS CODING AND PRACTICUM 360 DAY ACCESS

CONVENIENT, MOBILE-FRIENDLY, SELF-PACED DIGITAL EXPERIENCE WITH MODERN STUDENT / INSTRUCTOR COMMUNICATION LINES AND SUCCESS COACHING AVAILABLE TO YOU 24 HOURS A DAY.

ADVANCED INTERACTIVES, HOW-TO VIDEOS, EXTRA PRACTICE MATERIALS AND ADAPTIVE LEARNING TOOLS TO FOCUS YOUR STUDY TIME

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