Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)

/Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)
Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) 2019-12-31T02:18:34-06:00

Our Medical Billing and Coding is a 195-clock hour program. This course is offered at our Oklahoma City Campus. The Medical Billing and Coding class offers the knowledge and skills needed to solve insurance billing, needs, and problems either manually or electronically. In this program, you will learn how to file claims for payment of services provided by doctors, providers, dentists and hospitals. The Medical Billing and Coding class also teaches students to complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. Welcome to our premier Medical Coding and Billing school in Oklahoma. After you complete your Medical Billing and Coding program, you will sit for the National Certification Exam and afterwords look for employment jobs and career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist.

Course Description

The Medical Billing and Coding program is a 195-Clock hour course that offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually and electronically file claims, complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course provides instruction in the following areas: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT); Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS); specialty fields such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory; International Classification of Diseases (ICD); and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements. Upon successful completion of this program and passing the National Certification examination through NHA, the student shall become a Certified Billing Coding Specialist (CBCS). 

Total Training hours for this program = 195 hours.

MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING COURSE SCHEDULE
Schedule Course Length
Weekday 6 Weeks
Evening 6 Weeks
Weekend 12 weekends

 Objectives:

  • Learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS manuals).
  • Identify and select the right diagnostic and procedural code for third-party insurance reimbursement.
  • Be able to complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.
  • Understand HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
  • Be able to trace delinquent, denied claims, and utilize insurance problem-solving skills.

Prerequisites:  

  1. High School Diploma, GED or other Equivalency, or higher.
  2. Mentally and physically able to complete and pass this course.
  3. 18 years old.

Admission Requirements. 

  1. MTC Application.
  2. Two Forms of Government-issued Identification. (One must be a Photo ID and the other SSN).
  3. Minimum High School Diploma, GED or other Equivalency, or higher.
  4. Background check. ($25.00 if done at MTC).
  5. TB Skin Screening Test. ($20.00 if done at MTC).
  6. Drug Test. (If done at MTC for $50.00).
  7. Current BLS certification needed before clinical. ($60.00 if done at MTC).
  8. Signed Affidavit of Legal Presence
  9. Mentally and physically able to complete and pass this course.

Class Examinations/Clinical Skill Examinations: 

  1. The Student is required to take a minimum of 12 exams and make an average score of 80%.
  2. The students must take 2 final exams and score a minimum of 90% on each before being allowed to take the national certification exam.
  3. The students must pass all coding and billing skills with a score of 100% accuracy
  4. Students must pass checkoffs with a score of 100%.
  5. The student must write a 7-page essay about their experience and score 80% per the grading rubric.
  6. The student must complete all 27-chapter exams and score a minimum of 90% on each chapter test.
  7. Homework, tests, and popup quizzes will be given. Therefore, completion of all readings assigned daily will be of paramount importance. This means that the student must be prepared at all times.
  8. If a student is unable to pass the national certification, he/she will be required to remediate until such a passing score is attained before he/she can test for the state certification test.

National Certification Examination: 

After successfully completing the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist training program at MedNoc Training College, you will be required to take the CBCS, which is a National Certification Exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The exam will be offered at MTC. 

Medical Billing and Coding National Certification Exam Details: 

  • 100 questions, 20 pretest questions.
  • Exam time: 2 hours.
  • Pass: 390 out of 500 is a passing score in a scaled scoring system.

MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING TUITION AND FEES

  ITEM COST
1 Tuition    $  2,960.00
2 Laboratory fees $     150.00
3 National Certification Exam $     200.00
4 TB Skin Screen Test $       20.00
5 OSBI $       25.00
6 Drug Test $       50.00
7 BLS Certification $       60.00
8 Name Badge $       10.00
  Total Cost $  3,465.00
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