Medical Billing and Coding Certification

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Medical Billing and Coding Certification

This 30-hour course prepares candidates to pass a rigorous National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certification examination based on national parameters of academic excellence and professional quality. Students will go over the complex coding principles applied in the medical insurance industry using the CPT and ICD-10 coding manuals to properly bill the responsible party, code diagnostics for billing and insurance verification, together with proper processing of the claim for finally obtaining the corresponding payment from the insurance organization.

The main purpose of a certification in any profession is to protect the public as well as to guarantee that a person who holds the credential is prepared to meet both professional and ethical standards. In the allied health specialty of Medical Billing and Coding, this is no different. The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace creating many job opportunities where employers prefer and often require their workers to obtain certifications. Certification indicates that you meet a certain level of competence and is your guide to more job opportunities, a competitive advantage against non-certified professionals, a higher pay scale, job security, and career advancement. Certifications also reflect a commitment to the profession and a commitment to ongoing continuing education to maintain them.

Additional benefits of becoming certified include:

  • Provides a base for profound understanding of the field.
  • Enables you to work anywhere in the United States because the NHA Certification is a valid nationwide credential.
  • Allied health employers prefer hiring credentialed professionals and many offer exam preparation support, exam reimbursement and support for continuing education.
  • Increases your job mobility and choices even in the face of a tough job market.
  • Helps you reach not only your short-term job goals, but also positions yourself for long-term career success.
  • Protects the employer from liability issues.
  • Connects you with a strong network of peers.
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Total Number of Clock Hours 30
Total Number of Weeks / Months 8 / 2
Credential awarded Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) - NHA

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