Whether you’re just starting out or transitioning into a different
field, there has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical
Billing and Coding. More than 850,000 practicing physicians in the
United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for
their services. Aside from medical facilities, positions are
available with health insurance companies, pharmacies, medical
suppliers, consulting firms, and medical billing companies.
Healthcare workers are in high demand due to the increased medical
needs of an aging population and the increased number of Americans
qualifying for health insurance. When a professional organization
polled physicians in the summer of 2013 to see how they were going to
handle the influx of new patients, 60% of the respondents said they
were going to hire additional staff.
This program offers valuable training in legal, ethical, and regulatory
concepts that are central to this field, including HIPAA compliance and
third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will
gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and
work with the main coding manuals: ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT
and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to code diagnoses,
services, and procedures for all systems of the body.
Upon completion of this program, you should be well prepared to find
your place in this rewarding healthcare career. You will also be able
to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered
by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This program will
also prepare you to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When
you register, you receive an initial six (6) months to complete this
program. Should you need more time beyond the six (6) months, an
extension of six (6) months is available at no additional cost.