Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) Prep

The skills learned through medical coding certification are essential to hospitals, physicians offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms. This rewarding field requires a high level of professionalism and dependability. Tasks performed could include.

  • Gathering/reviewing essential information
  • Verifying required documentation before patient information is released
  • Preventing fraud/abuse by auditing billing
  • Supporting coding and billing process
  • Assigning codes for diagnoses and procedures
  • Submitting claims for reimbursement
  • Auditing billing
  • Coaching healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, the top 3 tasks Billing and Coding Specialists are responsible for:

  • Billing and coding process – 75%
  • Submitting claims – 72%
  • Assigning codes – 64%

According to USBLS and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA):

  • 91% of the employers surveyed require or encourage certification for Billing & Coding Specialists.
  • 67% of institutions increase pay when an employee earns a professional certification.
  • 31% of employers report that Billing & Coding Specialists have more responsibility compared to previous years.

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