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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 (CBCS) training course will prepare you to successfully pass the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) 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.

Cost of the Certified Medical Billing and Coding Training Course: $4,000

Our courses offer financial assistance in Sallie Mae loan, payment plans, MyCAA.

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.

Curriculum

  1. Gather/review essential patient information
  2. Verify required documentation before patient information is released
  3. Prevent fraud/abuse by auditing billing
  4. Support coding and billing process
  5. Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
  6. Submit claims for reimbursement
  7. Coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement

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.

Shadow Experience

After completion of the class portion of the program, your instructor will assist with helping you to be placed in a local medical office to gain hands-on experience vital for your success. It is a shadow experience of 24 hours.  The location of the office and the times you work will be based on where and when you can work. Once you complete the shadow experience, you will receive your certificate of completion from the University of the Incarnate Word, School of Professional Studies.

Registration

To maintain a low teacher-student ratio, seating is limited. We will only accept 20 applicants into this program. 

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

Course Withdrawals/Refunds

The Personal Development and Continuing Education office reserves the right to cancel any noncredit course, in which case registration fees are fully refunded. If it becomes necessary to cancel the course, you will be notified by email or phone. It is important that we have your current contact information. If you request to withdraw from a course prior to the course start date, you will receive a refund minus an administrative fee of $35. Requests for withdrawals, refunds or transfers must be in writing. Submit requests via email to oppd@uiwtx.edu or fax to: (210) 832-2135. No refunds will be issued after course start date.