Certified Medical Biller and Coder Specialist
Short Description: This program is designed for existing healthcare professionals looking for a medical billing and coding program online. With this program, healthcare professionals can improve their employment opportunities significantly, as hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies, chiropractic practices, care facilities,physical therapy practices, and several others require medical billers and coders. People working in this position can help healthcare providers with insurance reimbursement.
This interactive and assessment-rich course will teach you:
• How the human body is organized
• Major anatomical structures of the body
• How to use the HCPCS, CPT, and ICD-10-CM manuals for identifying correct codes
• The basics of procedural and diagnostic coding
• How to complete insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, and appeal denied claims
• About HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
• CPT Modifiers, Late Effects, and E and V Codes
• Coding Evaluation and Management (E&M) services
This program includes a user-friendly interface to allow for more students to comfortably and access and use all available tools for learning. This way, they can make the most of their learning material, allowing them to take their career opportunities to the next level as they become certified billing and coding specialists!
Instructor Description: Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
Certification: After completing this program students will be prepared to sit for any of the billing and coding certification exam. **Some certification exams have additional requirements**
Included in this program is the CBCS certification from NHA! Individuals with a CBCS certification from NHA gain access to the knowledge and training they need to prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career as a sought-after Billing & Coding Specialist.
As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
Gather/review essential patient information
Verify required documentation before patient information is released
Prevent fraud/abuse by auditing billing
Support coding and billing process
Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
Submit claims for reimbursement
Coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement
Billing & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.