Medical Billing Specialist

Program Description:

The Medical Billing Specialist program is a video based-training experience designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully pursue a career in the healthcare industry, with a specific focus on Medical Billing support. Additionally, students are well prepared to take nationally recognized certification exams like the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The registration and cost for this exam is covered by MedCerts. National Certifications prove you have the expertise to abstract information from the medical record related to medical procedures, and diagnoses or symptoms, and submit claims for reimbursement. Gain exposure to ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, CPT and HCPCS codes, and the health insurance claim forms.

 

Certifications:
CBCS
MyCAA Approved?
YES
Program Duration:
14 Weeks
Program Price:
$2,000

Program Features:

  • 24/7 Access to curriculum, including video content, and all course/program supplements and resources for independent study
  • Live one-on-one online mentoring support is available Monday-Thursday (8:30am-8:00pm ET), Friday (8:30am-6pm ET) for subject matter inquiries
  • Expert-led video-based training is the primary method of learning, with secondary methods that include courseware (text/workbooks), software demos, quizzes and final exams, and more
  • MedCerts programs are self-paced, with a suggested minimum number of chapters per week defined for each student
  • Welcome Package that contains access to online textbooks and workbooks, course schedules, login credentials, and may include FlashCards, Quick Reference Study Sheets, and/or textbooks that have been authored and published by MedCerts
  • Training delivered on a cutting edge Learning Management System (LMS)
  • All students receive a personalized one-on-one New Student Orientation prior to beginning their program
  • Access to all training material is provided for a full 12 months, for exam preparation, regardless of the duration of the program
  • MedCerts Student Support Coordinators are highly skilled, trained and certified, supportive professionals who truly care about each student’s success
  • Communication is key! Student progress is monitored on a DAILY BASIS. Personalized assistance is provided by Student Services as needed to help keep them on track
  • MedCerts provides Exam Preparation Guides to students upon completion of their program
  • Upon completion, students may participate in a one-on-one Exam Preparation Session with a subject matter specialist to prepare for their National Certification Exam(s)
  • Our dedicated Certification Exam Coordinator can help each student locate an exam test site and assist with the registration process from start to finish

Program Courses:

  • HI-1014 Human Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology:
    This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
  • HI-1015 Insurance Billing and Coding Essentials:
    This course covers the skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as an Insurance Billing Specialist. This will include an introduction to diagnosis coding (ICD-9 and ICD-10), procedure coding (CPT and HCPCS), billing and reimbursement processes and understanding insurance companies; as well as Medical Insurance Billing as a Career, HIPPA & HITECH, Health Insurance basics, Medical Record Documentation, Electronic Data Exchange, Claim Reimbursement, Fees, BCBS, Managed Care, Private Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, CHAMPVA, Workers Compensation, and Disability Income Insurance.

Relevant Certifications:

  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
    NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist CertificationCertified medical billing/coder specialists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient and inpatient clinics, surgical centers, and dental offices. Any place that provides medical services requires the services of a certified medical billing/coder specialist. Certified medical billing/coder specialists work in conjunction with physicians and other medical providers and, in addition to coding services, provide education to providers regarding medical record requirements and conduct chart reviews for completeness.

    As a CBCS you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

    • Accurately locate documentation in the patient record to support coding and billing process
    • Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
    • Submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures
    • Coach providers on the best documentation practices to support quality coding and optimal reimbursement


    Certified specialists are prepared for entry-level employment as an insurance billing specialist and related occupations in the medical industry. Graduates of this program will be employable by private health care practices, clinics, government agencies, insurance companies and other health care facilities.

Attainable Healthcare Positions

  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Healthcare/Medical Insurance Specialist
  • Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Medical Reimbursement Specialist
  • Billing and Coding Support
  • Professional Medical Biller
  • Physician Biller
  • Patient Biller
  • Medical Billing Coordinator
  • Billing Representative
  • Patient Accounts Representative
  • Medical/Healthcare Biller

Funding Sources:

  • Check or Charge
  • Education Loans available for everyone
  • WIOA/TAA/Vocational Rehabilitation
  • MyCAA funding for Military Spouses

 

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