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Medical Billing and Coding

UIW School of Professional Studies is offering an exciting opportunity for those interested in beginning a new career as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS).

Stethoscope laying on a medical bill and a calculator The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist training course will prepare you to successfully pass the National Healthcareer Association exam and directly enter the field of healthcare. The program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and a shadow experience.

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.

Learn the following skills:

  • 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

We realize work, life and family obligations can sometimes prevent you from attending educational opportunities. With that in mind, we have tailored the program to fit the busy schedules required by family life and work.

The CBCS program offers students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. Instruction is provided by an experienced CBCS who is current in the field of Coding.

This program prepares you to pass the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist examination through NHA.

Class Schedule

Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. for 16 weeks. In weeks 3 and 7, you will have class on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., along with the regular weekly classes.

The program includes shadowing, exam bootcamp and certification exam (if eligible). There are 14 weeks of lecture (including Saturdays), 1 week of shadow hours, then 1 week of exam bootcamp and certification exam. The shadow portion of the program can serve as working experience and a reference for future employment.

Registration

To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is limited. We will be accepting 20 applicants into this program. 

The course includes all live instruction, and all materials to include the CBCS exam and a shadow experience to eligible students.

For registration information call (817) 680-8240 or email  speedy@careereducationalservices.com.