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University College
209.946.2424
universitycollege@pacific.edu

Office: 1776 W. March Ln. Ste. 290, Stockton, CA 95207
Mail: 3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211

Medical Billing and Coding

CBCS Medical Billing and Coding is an ideal program for students new to a medical career. If you're seeking entry into the healthcare industry, this comprehensive program will provide you with all of the information you need to earn a certification in medical billing and coding.

You will build a foundation of medical vocabulary, to help you better understand the contents of a patient's medical record, as well as notes from practicing physicians. In addition, you'll learn current medical coding standards, so you can be successful within the industry.   Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.    

Course Details

Whether you're just starting out or transitioning into a different field, there has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical Billing and Coding. More than 900,000 practicing physicians in the United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services. Aside from medical facilities, positions are available with health insurance companies, pharmacies, medical suppliers, consulting firms, and medical billing companies. Healthcare workers are in high demand due to the increased medical needs of an aging population and the increased number of Americans qualifying for health insurance.

This program offers valuable training in legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to the field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and work with the main coding manuals: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will also learn how to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.

Medical Terminology is the language of medicine. You will study word parts and the structures and functions of the human body. You will also learn about the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, genitourinary, lymphatic, and immune. You'll also have the option to complete the all-new Career Roadmap lesson for Medical Billing and Coding. This lesson will help you find, land, and keep a job in your new field. These job-finding and job-landing skills will serve you now and throughout the rest of your career. Upon completion of this program, you should be well prepared to find your place in this rewarding healthcare career. You will also be able to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the registration fee for this exam is included with the program. This program will also prepare you to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. 

This program is offered by our partner, ed2go. It is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program. 

Date: Open enrollment. Start anytime - up to 12 months to complete.


Textbooks

You will be provided the required textbooks for this program:

  • A Guide to Health Insurance Billing
  • CPT Standard Edition
  • HCPCS Level II
  • ICD-10-CM Professional for Physicians
  • ICD-10-PCS
  • Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions

  After successfully completing your program, you'll also receive access to the National Healthcare Association (NHA) online practice exams and study guide, to help you study for your certification exam.

Prerequisites

In order to sit for national certification exams, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent; therefore, it is recommended you have this before enrolling for this program.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 34
Course Code: UETG 201
Certificate Price: $2,195 (financing available through our partner, ed2go)