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Medical Coding Training - CBCS Medical Billing & Coding

There has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical Billing and Coding. Healthcare workers are in high demand, as more than 900,000 practicing physicians in the United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services. CBCS Medical Billing and Coding is an ideal program for students new to this important position in the healthcare field. If you’re seeking entry into the healthcare industry, this comprehensive program will provide you with all the information you need to earn a certification in medical billing and coding.

Certified professional coders assign numeric codes to each procedure that appears in a patient’s medical record, so that payment can be rendered quickly and correctly. Aside from medical facilities, medical coding jobs are available with health insurance companies, pharmacies, medical suppliers, consulting firms, and medical billing companies.

During this course, you will learn the foundations of a medical vocabulary to help you better understand the contents of a patient’s medical record, as well as notes from practicing physicians. In addition, you’ll learn current medical coding standards, so you can be successful within the industry.

12 Months / 340 Course Hrs
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Medical Coding Training - CBCS Medical Billing & Coding

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CBCS Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included) Details + Objective

Course Code: GES124

You Will Learn
  • Medical coding terminology required for medical coding, including the structures and functions of the human body.
  • The disorders and medical procedures common to each body system.
  • Legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to the field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims.
  • The main coding manuals: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II.
  • How to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.
How the course is taught
  • This medical coding training program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive 12 months to complete this program.
  • You will have access to a facilitator who will be available to answer your questions and provide feedback on your performance via email.
  • You'll have the option to complete the all-new Career Roadmap lesson for Medical Billing and Coding, which will help you find and keep a job in your new field.
How you will benefit
  • You will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
  • You will receive an NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam voucher to enroll for the exam.
  • You’ll also receive access to the NHA online practice exams and study guide. You will be prepared to sit for other medical coding certifications, such as Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Coding Associate (CCA).

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CBCS Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included) Outline
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Program Details

Medical Billing and Coding
I.    Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding
                A.    Personal Qualifications
                B.    Career Opportunities
                C.    Certifications
II.    Healthcare Law
                A.    HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule
                B.    Protected Health Information
                C.    Fraud and Abuse
                D.    Stark Law
                E.    False Claims Act
III.    Introduction to Health Insurance Terms
                A.    Health Insurance Terms
                B.    Managed Care
                C.    Healthcare Provider Terms
                D.    Third-Party Reimbursement Methods
IV.    Pharmacology for Coders
                A.    Definition of Pharmacology
                B.    Generic and Brand Names
                C.    Drug Classifications
                D.    Therapeutic Uses of Medications
                E.    Routes of Administration
                F.    Formularies
                G.    Medication Lists
V.    ICD-10-CM
                A.    Overview of ICD-10-CM
                B.    Format of ICD-10-CM
                C.    ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines
                D.    ICD-10-CM Coding Conventions
                E.    Steps for Assigning ICD-10-CM Codes
VI.    CPT and HCPCS Level II Coding
                A.    Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
                B.    Organization of the CPT Code Book
                C.    CPT Coding Conventions
                D.    Organization of the HCPCS Level II Code Book
                E.    Steps for Assigning CPT and HCPCS Level II Codes
VII.    Abstracting Information from Medical Documents
                A.    Coding from SOAP Notes
                B.    Coding from a Consultation Report
                C.    Coding from Operative Reports
                D.    Coding from Emergency Room Records
                E.    Coding from Procedure Reports
VIII.    New Patients, Insurance Claims and EOBs
                A.    Electronic, Paper and Hybrid Medical Records
                B.    Practice Management Software
                C.    Patient Portal
                D.    Developing an Insurance Claim
                E.    New Patient Procedures
                F.    Medical Necessity
                G.    Explanation of Benefits (EOB)
                H.    Collection Practices
IX.    Submitting Electronic Claims and CMS 1500
                A.    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
                B.    Electronic Claims Submission
                C.    1500 Claim Form
                D.    National Uniform Claim Committee
X.    Blue Cross/Blue Shield
                A.    Participating and Nonparticipating Providers
                B.    Allowable Fee
                C.    Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR)
                D.    Blue Shield Claims Submission
XI.    Medicare
                A.    Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
                B.    Participating and Nonparticipating Providers
                C.    Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
                D.    Supplemental Insurance
                E.    NCCI
                F.    Medicare Claims Submission
XII.    Other Healthcare Programs
                A.    Medicaid
                B.    TRICARE
                C.    CHAMPVA
                D.    Workers’ Compensation
                E.    Claims Submission
XIII.    ICD-10-PCS
                A.    Overview of ICD-10-PCS
                B.    ICD-10-PCS Code Structure
                C.    Index and Table Conventions
                D.    Code Components
                E.    Definitions Used in ICD-10-PCS
XIV.    Survey of Hospital Billing
                A.    Hospital Revenue Cycle
                B.    Chargemaster
                C.    Master Patient Index
                D.    Prospective Payment Systems
                E.    Principal Diagnosis
                F.    Present On Admission
XV.     Career Roadmap for Medical Billing and Coding – Find a Job Fast
                A.    Introduction (Watch Intro Video)
                B.    Succeeding in the Gig Economy
                C.    Your Skills and Talents
                D.    Your Résumé and Cover Letter
                E.    Using Email and Social Media
                F.    Connecting with Others
                G.    Acing the Interview
                H.    Negotiating Your Salary
                I.    After You Land the Job
                J.    Review and Reflect

Medical Terminology
I.    A Foundation in Medical Terminology
                A.    The Fundamentals of Medical Terminology
                B.    Overview of the Human Body
                C.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
II.    The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
                A.    Overview of the Skeletal System
                B.    Overview of the Muscular System
                C.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
III.    The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
                A.    Overview of the Cardiovascular System
                B.    Overview of the Respiratory System
                C.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
IV.    The Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems
                A.    Overview of the Digestive System
                B.    Overview of the Urinary System
                C.    Overview of the Reproductive System
                D.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
V.    Nervous and Integumentary Systems and Special Senses
                A.    Overview of the Nervous System
                B.    Overview of the Integumentary System
                C.    Overview of Special Senses
                D.    Practicing What You’ve Learned
VI.    The Lymphatic, Immune, and Endocrine Systems
                A.    Overview of the Lymphatic System
                B.    Overview of the Immune System
                C.    Overview of the Endocrine System
                D.    Practicing What You’ve Learned

CBCS Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included) Instructors
Sharon L. Blackford

Sharon L. Blackford, MA, BA, RMA, has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She has a Master’s degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and has served as a Registered Medical Assistant since 1994. Sharon was an active duty Clinical Specialist in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Sharon later moved to the Gulf Coast to accept a position as the Director of Education of Blue Cliff College and was promoted to Campus Director.

LaTisha Cottingham

LaTisha Cottingham has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and six years of teaching experience. Currently she is employed as an HIM Analyst. She holds the following certifications: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), and Certified ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. LaTisha is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), the American Health Information Association (AHIMA), and the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration, including billing and coding, for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems and a master's degree in Leadership. She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and is a member of AHIMA and the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM). She owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Education Services, Inc.

LaTrisha Howard

LaTrisha Howard has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. LaTrisha has expertise in coding Inpatient, Outpatient, and ER medical records. In addition to her experience in coding, she has experience in chart auditing and physician education. She is currently working as an ER Coder/Auditor for a physician billing and consulting service, and holds CCS and CPC certification, as well as being a member of AHIMA and AAPC.

Shonda Miles

Shonda Miles is a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Professional Medical Auditor, and holds an Executive Master’s degree, Master’s degree, and Bachelor’s degree, all in Business Administration. Shonda has over six years in the healthcare industry with expertise in coding and chart auditing Inpatient, Outpatient, and ER medical records. She is a member of AAPC, National Alliance of Medical Accreditation Specialists (NAMAS), and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She is currently employed with a university hospital as a Compliance Auditor.

Bunny Reeves

Bunny Reeves is the senior ambulatory surgery coder at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She ensures that all charges are captured using appropriate CPT, ICD-9 codes, and modifiers. Bunny has trained and supervised entry-level coders at St. Vincent Medical Center in Staten Island and currently trains student coders at Maimonides Medical Center. In 2007, she became a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through AHIMA.

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has almost 30 years of experience in healthcare education. After graduating from college with a degree in vocational education, she taught administrative medical programs in vocational schools and community colleges. In addition, she has professional experience as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, medical records auditor, and medical office manager. She is a member of AHIMA and has a CCS-P coding certification. She currently does coding for an ambulatory surgery center.

Lydia S. Stewart

Lydia S. Stewart, RN, BSN, currently serves as the Revenue Cycle Manager at a large regional medical center. Lydia has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years, 15 of those years specializing in Critical Care Nursing and supervision. She is responsible for Medical Audits, Charge Capture, and governmental compliance audits and reviews. Lydia is a member of the Louisiana Medical Auditor Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

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More About CBCS Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included)

Obtaining medical billing and coding certification is the next step to becoming a medical biller. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA); the registration fee for this exam is included with the program. This program will also prepare you to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. You will be well on your way to finding your place in this rewarding healthcare career.

CBCS Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included) Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you’ll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, NHA Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam voucher are provided to you in the format of a digital registration process to enroll for the exam after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above).  If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right.  You may also call us at (855) 534-3690(855) 534-3690 FREE.  We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and receive an exam voucher after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

What are the technical requirements for this program?

In order to complete this online training in medical coding you will need a computer with e-mail and Internet access. You may use either a Mac or a PC. The course is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, or IE 7 and later browsers. You will also need the following:

  • Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions)
  • Windows Media Player (available as a free download)
  • Adobe Flash Player (download here)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here)

 

What materials will be provided for this course?

ed2go will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • A Guide to Health Insurance Billing
  • 2017 CPT Standard Edition
  • 2017 HCPCS Level II
  • ICD-10-CM Professional for Physicians 2017
  • ICD-10-PCS (2017)
  • Professional Review Guide for the CCA Examination, 2017 Edition
  • Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions
How long do you have to go to school to become a medical coder?

Our medical coding courses are self-paced and completed in 12 months or less. You will then sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. Once you are certified, you’ll have the qualifications you need to find an entry-level job.

What is the CCA exam?

The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam is an entry-level certification provided through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). It indicates proficiency in medical coding in hospital and office settings.

What is the CPC exam?

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam is administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). It is a common advanced credential for medical coders in physician office settings.

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