Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Get started in an undergraduate certificate program and earn a credential employers recognize.

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

A Medical Billing and Coding Specialist submits and follows up with claims submitted to health insurance companies. Their primary role is to ensure payment is received for services rendered by the healthcare provider.

Medical billers and coders collect, analyze, and manage the information that steers the healthcare industry. They have an advanced knowledge of insurance and medical claims processing in accordance with professional, legal, and insurance industry standards. At the heart of the profession’s information responsibilities are records, both computer and paper based. Medical billers and coders orchestrate collection of many kinds of documentation from a variety of sources, monitor the integrity of the information, and ensure appropriate access to the individual record.

Our Medical Billing and Coding programs are designed to help you advance your current health care career or to find entry-level employment in this field. You can feel confident that this flexibility also comes with high standards in training and education. Get started in an undergraduate certificate program and earn a credential employers recognize.

Once you’ve completed Medical Billing, consider furthering your education with Medical Coding (beginning January 2017). Once you’ve completed both classes, you are prepared for three national certification exams: Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS) by NHA; Certified Coding Associate (CCA) by AHIMA; Certified Professional Coder (CPC) by AAPC. According to AHIMA, the CCA designation has been the national standard of achievement in Health Information Management since 2002.

You will take classes that prepare you to:

  • Collect, analyze, and manage the information that steers the healthcare industry
  • Orchestrate collection of many kinds of documentation from a variety of sources
  • Monitor the integrity of the information
  • Ensure appropriate access to the individual record

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Medical Billing and Coding Specialists can work in a wide array of locations, including but not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Insurance Companies
  • At home

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for this course are vital to ensure success in this program. Candidates interested in this program must meet the following prerequisites:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Proficiency in English (reading, writing & speaking skills)
  • At least 18 years of age, although exceptions have been made on an individual basis
  • Hand-to-eye coordination and finger agility
  • Suitable vision, normal or corrected
  • Immunizations & background check (May be required by some externship locations)
  • No prior criminal offenses (Employers often perform background checks on applicants)
  • Recommended Prerequisites
  • Basic medical terminology
  • Basic anatomy and physiology

Order Supplies

Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office by Fordney

ISBN: 9780323316255

Workbook for Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office by Fordney

ISBN: 9780323316279

SimChart for the Medical Office: Learning The Medical Office Workflow – 2017 Edition

ISBN:  9780323497923

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Step-by-Step Medical Coding by Buck/h3>

ISBN: 9780323430821

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Workbook for Step-by-Step Medical Coding by Buck

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package

2017 ICD-10-CM Hospital Professional Edition, 2017 ICD-10-PCS Professional Edition, 2017 HCPCS Professional Edition, & AMA 2017 CPT Professional Edition (4 books)

ISBN: 9780323475761

resources

Evolve Resources for Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2017 Edition

ISBN: 9780323483339

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