Learn Medical Billing and Coding Online
After completing the Medical Billing and Coding program, students will be able to:
Outline the typical responsibilities of a medical biller/coder, describe the personal and professional ethics required for success in this profession, and describe the career opportunities available to appropriately trained personnel.
Describe how to build a strong base of medical terminology and use this terminology to accurately identify and describe body planes, anatomical directions, and the major structures, functions, and pathologies of all body systems.
Describe the purpose and impact of the Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and explain how professionals can learn about changes to the laws and regulations that affect them.
Compare and contrast the major types of government and commercial insurance health plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), and Point-of-Service (POS) plans.
Describe the typical billing guidelines for inpatient medical, inpatient/outpatient global surgery, medical/surgical, and minor surgical procedures.
Summarize the life cycle of a typical insurance claim and explain the processing steps that must be completed before claims and other forms can be submitted to the insurance company.
Explain the purpose of medical coding and accurately code diagnoses and procedures using industry-standard coding systems published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Medical Association (AMA).
Accurately assign ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS codes for diagnoses, procedures, and medical services as part of the insurance reimbursement process.
About the Certification
This course will prepare you to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam from the National Health Career Association (NHA).
Why did we choose NHA as our certification partner?
NHA has certified more than 450,000 allied health professionals in the last 25 years.
NHA is meeting the demand for credentialed professionals by offering The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) nationally accredited certifications.
The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) credential from the NHA can give you a competitive advantage in your field, as it is nationally recognized by many employers and can help open the door for more job opportunities, higher pay, and job security.
NHA exams are administered at hundreds of locations nationwide to make the medical billing and coding certification exam experience convenient for you.
How It Works
Students can enroll and get started anytime. Here is how your online Medical Billing and Coding Course will work:
Sign up and gain immediate access to your first set of online course materials
Including ebooks, lesson texts, and hours of HD video training featuring experts in the field, explaining the most important concepts in detail.
You will have access to our team of mentors to help guide you through the course
Here to answer any questions that you might have along the way, you’ll have the full support of our faculty as you train for a new career.
Proceed at your own pace with convenient access to your online course, anytime, anywhere
There are no due dates or deadlines to worry about. You have up to two years to complete your course at no additional charge.
Students will be given specialty career support at the end of your course
This includes assistance with interview preparation, resume writing, and job searches, everything you need to know to start your new career in this field.
After completing the course curriculum, you will prepare to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam from the NHA
The cost of the study materials and the exam are all covered by the school (a $180 value, yours free with enrollment).