Online CPC Medical Billing & Coding

Become a Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical billing and coding is a rising star in the healthcare field today. This 100% online course will prepare you to start a career in this high-demand occupation and earn the medical billing and coding professional certification that best aligns with your interest and career goals. You’ll learn how to use the Healthcare Common procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and the CPT Category II and ICD-10 codes. Additionally, you’ll gain hands-on practice using medical billing and coding software. Upon course completion, you’ll receive a voucher for the certification exam of your choice: CPC, CCA or CBCS.

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Job Outlook for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical billing and coding specialists earn an average annual salary of $40,350 and work in one of the fastest growing professions.
  • The BLS also estimates that at least 27,000 new jobs will be needed in this profession by 2026.

Medical Billing and coding FAQs

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Course Objectives
  • Be fully prepared to pass one of the following professional certifications that best aligns with your interest and career goals:
    • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 
    • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
    • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • Learn how the CPT Category II codes and ICD-10 codes work and how to assign them in common medical billing and coding procedures
  • Gain hands-on billing experience with medical billing and coding software
  • Externship Starter Kit to help you gain valuable experience in the field
  • Medical Biller standalone option for those who aren’t interested in Medical Coding
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Prerequisites and Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Curriculum

Medical Terminology
    1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
    2. The Musculoskeletal System
    3. The Cardiovascular System
    4. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
    5. The Respiratory System
    6. The Digestive System
    7. The Urinary System
    8. The Nervous System
    9. The Special Senses the Eyes and Ears
    10. The Integumentary System
    11. The Endocrine System
    12. The Reproductive System
    13. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology
Medical Billing and Coding
    1. Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding
    2. Introduction to Health Insurance
    3. Managed Healthcare
    4. Revenue Cycle Management
    5. Legal Aspects of Health Insurance and Reimbursement
    6. ICD-10-CM Coding 
    7. CPT Coding
    8. HCPCS Level II Coding
    9. ICD-10-PCS Coding
    10. Pharmacology for Coders
    11. Midterm
    12. Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)
    13. Insurance Claims
    14. Commercial Insurance
    15. Blue Cross Blue Shield
    16. Medicare
    17. Medicaid, CHIP, TRICARE, Workers’ Compensation
    18. Certification
    19. How to Find a Job in Medical Billing and Coding
    20. Final

Instructors

Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.

LaTisha Cottingham
LaTisha Cottingham has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has six years of teaching experience in the field of medical billing and coding and Medical Assisting. Currently she is employed as an HIM Analyst for a long-term care establishment that is based out of Alabama.

Registration and Enrollment

  • This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

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Contact

Workforce & Continuing Education
931.540.2688
800.848.0298 (TDD)