Medical Billing and Coding is currently one of the fastest-growing professions in allied health, with more than 1.2 million individuals currently working in the United States. There is a tremendous demand in the healthcare industry for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, including diagnostic and procedural coding and insurance forms processing.
Through the Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program, you will gain the training you need to enter this in-demand field as a medical billing specialist, medical coder, or medical office manager.
You will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-9-CM and the CPT, as you learn how to code disorders, services, and procedures for all systems of the body. The program also covers the Healthcare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS).
In addition, you will master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field, including HIPAA compliance requirements, industry-specific techniques for filing insurance, and diagnostic and procedural coding tasks.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the school through which you enrolled. In addition, you will receive study guide materials and the registration fee for the CBCS (Certified Billing and Coding Specialist) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
When you register, you receive an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.