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Prepare to become a Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). In this 6-week/36-hour exam prep course, you’ll fine tune your billing and coding skills through review study guides, assessments and practice tests to gain the confidence and knowledge you need to pass the CBCS exam. Individuals with a CBCS certification from NHA gain access to the knowledge and training they need to prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career as a sought-after Billing & Coding Specialist.  As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:  1)  Gather/review essential patient information.  2)  Verify required documentation before patient information is released.  3)  Prevent fraud/abuse by auditing billing.  4)  Support coding and billing process. 5) Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures.  6)  Submit claims for reimbursement.  7)  Coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement. Billing & 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 and even insurance companies and consulting firms. Open the door to a rewarding career path by becoming a CBCS. Don’t wait another moment to change your life.  Would you like to have the CBCS credential letters next to your name? Course fee includes: NHA CBCS Billing & Coding Specialist Certification Study Materials (study guides, assessment, and practice tests) and exam to be taken after the completion of the course.  Schedule an exam proctoring appointment through the Community Education office at 310-660-6460. $50 proctoring service fee applies. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of the Medical Billing & Coding Health Information Management 7-Class series or proof of equal educational or work experience.     

6780002

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM; 6 sessions; starting 5/6/2017, ending 6/17/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 5/27/2017)

Tuition: $489.00

Instructor : Novella Reed-Miles 

Location : ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 111 Location : 
  ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 111.

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This introduction to billing course offers you the opportunity to use the coding skills you have acquired to relate the ICD9 codes to appropriate CPT codes for accurate billing and reimbursement. You will understand the importance of documentation as you learn how to complete the CMS-1500 form.  This course will help you gain proficiency as an insurance billing specialist and learn about the various health care payers.   Pre-requisite: Medical Terminology 1 & 2, Medical Office Procedures (Administrative), Medical Coding ICD-9-CM and Medical Coding CPTor previous experience or education in these areas. 

6780001

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM; 10 sessions; starting 3/1/2017, ending 5/10/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/12/2017)

Tuition: $475.00

Instructor : Josephine (Jo) Moore 

Location : ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 112 Location : 
  ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 112.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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This introduction to billing course offers you the opportunity to use the coding skills you have acquired to relate the ICD9 codes to appropriate CPT codes for accurate billing and reimbursement. You will understand the importance of documentation as you learn how to complete the CMS-1500 form.  This course will help you gain proficiency as an insurance billing specialist and learn about the various health care payers.   Pre-requisite: Medical Terminology 1 & 2, Medical Office Procedures (Administrative), Medical Coding ICD-9-CM and Medical Coding CPTor previous experience or education in these areas. 

6780001

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 3/25/2017, ending 4/22/2017

Tuition: $475.00

Instructor : Novella Reed-Miles 

Location : ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 111 Location : 
  ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 111.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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You will get up-to-date knowledge about the concepts of computer technology related to health care and computer systems/data communications and compliance issues. Explore tools and techniques for collecting, storing and retrieving health care data, presentation software and an overview of EHR (electronic health records). Computer lab time included using the AltaPoint practice management software.

6780005

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 4/29/2017, ending 4/29/2017

Tuition: $125.00

Instructor : Novella Reed-Miles 

Location : TBA Location : 
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You will get up-to-date knowledge about the concepts of computer technology related to health care and computer systems/data communications and compliance issues. Explore tools and techniques for collecting, storing and retrieving health care data, presentation software and an overview of EHR (electronic health records). Computer lab time included using the AltaPoint practice management software.

6780005

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM; 2 sessions; starting 5/17/2017, ending 5/24/2017

Tuition: $125.00

Instructor : Josephine (Jo) Moore 

Location : ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 112 Location : 
  ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 112.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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