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: Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs available by 2018; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical billing and coding. This billing and coding program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement.Instructor Description
: Students are provided with skilled teachers who are well trained in a unique "mastery" methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. Many of the teachers have been online instructors for over 10 years.Certification
: After completing this program students will be prepared to sit for any of the billing and coding certification exam. **Some certification exams have additional requirements**
Included in this program is the CBCS certification from NHA! Individuals with a CBCS certification from NHA gain access to the knowledge and training they need to prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career as a sought-after Billing & Coding Specialist.
As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
Gather/review essential patient information
Verify required documentation before patient information is released
Prevent fraud/abuse by auditing billing
Support coding and billing process
Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
Submit claims for reimbursement
Coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement
Billing & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.