Medical Billing Specialists connect medicine with the legal and financial systems that support our healthcare system. As our population ages, the demand for these professionals is growing rapidly. In this comprehensive course bundle, you will learn the concepts and skills of medical coding and billing along with the legal and technical aspects of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Upon successful completion, you will be ready to take and pass the Certified Professional Biller (CPB) exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
What are the duties of a medical billing specialist with electronic health records?
Medical Billing Specialists submit claims to health insurance providers in order to arrange payment for patients’ medical treatments and procedures.
Are electronic health records important for medical billing specialists?
EHRs add technical, logistical and legal dimensions to the medical billing and claims processes. They are used in every facet of healthcare, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices. Understanding how to navigate and properly use EHR gives a Medical Billing Specialist an advantage across the healthcare field.
Is certification important for medical billing specialists?
Certifications such as those offered by the AAPC and NHA signal that you have undergone a structured and rigorous course of study to become prepared for your career. Because healthcare facilities work in a highly regulated environment, many require certification for initial hiring and job advancement.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, to sit for national certification exams, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent; therefore, it is recommended you have this before enrolling for this course.
Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. She worked as a medical office manager for ten years, where she recruited and trained all medical assistants. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.
LaTisha Cottingham has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has six years of teaching experience in the field of medical billing and coding and Medical Assisting. Currently, she is employed as an HIM Analyst for a Long-Term Care establishment that is based out of Alabama. Before that, she was employed as the lead instructor for the Allied Health Department at a local career institute. LaTisha's field of expertise is in the area of physician-based inpatient coding and Emergency Department coding. The certifications that she holds are as follows: a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). In preparation for ICD-10-CM, LaTisha received her ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Certification from the American Health Information Association (AHIMA), where she is currently a member. LaTisha is also a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the National Healthcare Association (NHA) where she is a test proctor.
This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin at any time.
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