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Medical Billing and Coding Track

This six-course track was created with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and includes course material directly from NHA. These self-led courses are designed to help you learn the topics on the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam from NHA. Build in-demand medical billing and coding job skills as fast as your schedule allows with these self-paced, noncredit courses that help prepare you for new opportunities in the healthcare field.

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What's included in this track:

  • 6 professional development courses
  • CBCS exam preparation
  • Flexible, self-paced, 100% online
  • Access to courses for 1 year
  • No prerequisites required
  • 7-day Satisfaction Guarantee

This track can help prepare for 1 industry certification exam:

  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, (CBCS)
  • If you buy the Medical Billing and Coding Track, you’ll receive access to take the CBCS exam as part of your sign-up fee and could save as much as 10% when compared to the cost of the exam outside this professional development track
  • Completion of this track can help prepare you for the CBCS exam. Additional requirements that must be met in order to sit for the CBCS exam can be reviewed at the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) website

Courses in the Medical Billing and Coding Track

Courses begin with exploring the fundamentals of health information management and how to help protect the privacy and integrity of patient records. Next, courses dig into how to assign diagnosis and procedure codes, accurately interpret medical benefits and prepare medical claim forms. Then, learn detailed knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to code for maximum reimbursement.

    • Differentiate the laws and regulations impacting the management of Electronic Medical Records
    • Identify common components of medical records and requirements needed to preserve electronic record integrity
    • Recognize the influence of government and third party payers on the policy and practices related to medical records for healthcare organizations
    • Communicate relevant ideas and concepts through selecting appropriate medical language to accomplish professional goals
    • Accurately identify reimbursable services and treatments
    • Identify payer policies and the party responsible for payment
    • Appeal medical claim denials
    • Prepare medical claim forms and process electronic transactions
    • Utilize the ICD-10(-CM) manual when given patient medical information to assign the correct codes for claims purposes
    • Utilize the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code books to correctly assign the code for the medical procedure or service as documented in the medical record
    • Apply codes from the two levels of HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes and correctly identify medical procedures or services claims to government (Medicare/Medicaid) or other payers that take HCPCS codes
    • Identify how and when to add modifiers with HCPCS and CPT codes
    • Locate relevant information from patient medical records
    • Resolve medical record discrepancies and collaborate with providers for clarification
    • Determine appropriate responses and actions to claim rejections
    • Ensure all medical care and procedures are properly captured and coded for optimal reimbursement
    • Locate relevant information from patient medical records
    • Resolve medical record discrepancies and collaborate with providers for clarification
    • Determine appropriate responses and actions to claim rejections
    • Ensure all medical care and procedures are properly captured and coded for optimal reimbursement
    • Locate relevant information from patient medical records
    • Resolve medical record discrepancies and collaborate with providers for clarification
    • Determine appropriate responses and actions to claim rejections
    • Ensure all medical care and procedures are properly captured and coded for optimal reimbursement

Required Materials

We recommend having the following required materials on hand before starting this course. You will not be able to gain the full benefit of this course without these coding manuals, and you’ll need them if you plan to take NHA's Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, (CBCS), certification exam. The following materials are not included in the purchase price and must be obtained separately.

  • ICD-10-CM 2021: The Complete Official Codebook (ICD-10-CM the Complete Official Codebook)
  • HCPCS 2021 Level II Professional Edition (HCPCS Level II (American Medical Assn))
  • CPT 2021 Professional Edition (CPT / Current Procedural Terminology (Professional Edition))
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Jobs that align with the Medical Billing and Coding Track

Are you looking for new skills to help prepare for new opportunities? Or are you a healthcare coding professional ready to take your skills to the next level? The Medical Billing and Coding Track combined with popular industry certifications can help provide the credentials you need to enhance your career. Skills covered in this track are requested in job postings by employers in the Medical Billing and Coding field.

Emsi /Burning Glass, a labor market analytics firm, reports estimated medical billing and coding job postings in the United States for entry, mid-level and advanced jobs on a rolling 12-month basis.¹

Estimated Job Postings

10,275

The following job titles are included in the Emsi Burning Glass report:

Entry-Level
    • Medical Coders
    • Coders
    • Outpatient Coders
Mid-level
    • Certified Coders
    • Certified Medical Coders
Advanced
    • Inpatient Coders
    • Inpatient Coding Specialist
    • Medical Coding Specialists

¹ This data may not reflect your local market conditions for each job title provided. It is not intended to predict future market conditions related to these job titles as market conditions are dynamic and can change. The University of Phoenix makes no representation as to the number or level of jobs available when you complete your track. Additional skills that are not covered in this course may be required for specific jobs. Job positions vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, education, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. We do not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement.

Frequently asked questions

Your purchase is risk free for 7 days or your money back – you may request a refund at any time for any reason via email within 7 days of purchase and you’ll be granted a refund. After 7 days, no refunds will be granted. To request a refund, please contact the professional development team at professional.development@phoenix.edu. You will lose access to the course or track once your refund begins processing.

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