Medical Billing and Coding

Updated Description. The School of Professional Studies at the University of the Incarnate Word has selected a uniquely qualified provider to deliver the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist in partnership with Career Educational Services (CES). The UIW Certified Billing and Coding Specialist training program will prepare you to successfully pass the National Health-career Association exam.

Become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

Billing and 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, 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

Upcoming Dates

Fall 2023 session dates:

Sept. 26 - Feb. 6, 2024

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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


The total cost of the course is $4,300. Our courses offer financial assistance in Sallie Mae loans, payment plans, Workforce Solutions (contact your nearest Texas Workforce Center) and MyCAA (Military spouses).

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