Medical Billing Online Course
Medical Billing and Coding careers are always in demand, and healthcare providers are on the lookout for skilled professionals in this growing healthcare field. Get your start and earn a career diploma in Medical Billing and Coding. With Madison’s flexible, affordable online program, you can earn your diploma in as little as 4 months. Our online course was recently revised and features the most up-to-date information regarding HIPAA regulations and the Affordable Care Act.
Certification Training and Exam Package
Our medical billing online course helps prepare you to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam from the National Healthcareer Association, the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) exam from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Your tuition covers all of your program fees, including a proctored Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam(1) delivered by the National Healthcareer Association – a $180 value.
Orientation: Learning at AshworthLearning at Ashworth
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Allied HealthAllied Health Careers
Describe the United States healthcare system and settings; compare the professional roles of healthcare workers within various community settings; compare the professional roles of healthcare workers within hospital practices; distinguish among government (public) and private health insurance plans; explain the primary elements of the Affordable Care Act; describe the proper legal and ethical behaviors of a healthcare worker; identify the characteristics of professional behavior and issues related to cultural differences; identify communication methods within the healthcare field and teamwork strategies.
Our medical billing online courses teach the fundamentals of medical billing and coding and prepare students to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam from the National Healthcareer Association, the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) exam from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Program topics include medical terminology; insurance plans; medical ethics; HIPAA; diagnostic and procedural coding; coding compliance and auditing; physician and hospital billing; Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE; EOBs, refunds, and appeals; workers’ compensation; and electronic claims processing. Students receive in-depth training on ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS code assignment.
NOTE: Madison covers the cost of the CBCS exam within the tuition. Candidates for the CBCS and CCA must be High School graduates. Additional requirements such as membership and applications can be found with each certifying agency. CBCS, CPC®, CCA®
Your Medical Billing and Coding Course Includes:
Textbooks and virtual field trips
ICD-10 and CPT coding books
Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer
Membership in Madison School of Healthcare’s online student community
Proctored Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam(1) delivered by the National Healthcareer Association – including interactive test prep resources, plus Certification certificate and wallet card if passed ($180 value)
The online classes inspired me to be able work at my own pace. When I had a question about a subject I was having a hard time with, or needed more instruction on how to do it, they were there to support me every time.
— Debbie Hayden, Recent Graduate
If costly tuition has been keeping you from pursuing education and a career as a medical billing and coding professional, think again. Our medical billing online courses at Madison School of Healthcare are affordable and flexible. In addition, your fee for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam delivered by the National Healthcareer Association is covered by your tuition.
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With skills that touch on all aspects of healthcare delivery, professional medical billers and certified medical coders are always in demand. Professionals in medical billing careers are an important part of the staffs of nearly every physician’s office, hospital, medical center, urgent care facility, clinic and nursing home in the U.S. because they possess the knowledge that ensures compliance with applicable government programs and private commercial contracts. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 15% increase in medical records and health information technician jobs by 2024. Patients and doctors appreciate trained, skilled medical billing and coding experts who can accurately translate diagnoses, treatments and procedures into proper codes for billing purposes and submit insurance claim forms accordingly.
|The U.S. Department of Labor expects a 15% increase in employment of medical records and health information technicians through 2024, with $35,900 in median pay.(2)|
Madison School of Healthcare’s Medical Billing and Coding program helps prepare you to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam from the National Healthcareer Association, the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) exam from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). These credentials are nationally recognized by many employers and can help open the door for more job opportunities or advancement.
It’s important that the program you choose covers ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding practices. You also want to make sure your program includes the latest information on HIPAA compliance and electronics claims processing. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know, a program that’s focused on the Billing and Coding skills you need to start your career. Your program should include specific lessons on billing practices for important government programs like Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE, as well as detailed instruction about workers compensation claims. You also want to know the required billing practices for both hospitals and a physician’s office.
Students can access the lesson materials online, but also receive printed learning guides. The textbooks and coding books are shipped to students at the required point in their training program.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
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(1) Certification Exam Requirements: Certification exam prerequisites vary. Please check with NHA for their requirements. (2) Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (January 13, 2016).