12 Weeks

Program Length

2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth

$33,000

Avg. Starting Salary

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. Since 1989, the NHA has helped thousands of schools across the nation produce better professionals and better program outcomes. Individuals who pass their certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Healthcare professionals and will earn credentials to use with their name, a certification ID card and a certificate. To be eligible to earn an NHA certification, a candidate must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.

CBCS Certification detail

Certification Training Options ForCBCS Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career

MedCerts Two And Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors - text/call/email access Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies - typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.

CBCS Certification. Skill Gained

  • Identify major laws, regulations, and guidelines related to medical billing
  • Understand various insurance types, carriers and plans and appropriate rules for coverage determination
  • Recognize ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and modifiers and how to utilize them for billing
  • Accurately complete and submit health insurance claims for reimbursement
  • Comprehend payment adjudication, various claim statuses and the resubmission process
  • Gather, review and verify crucial patient information and documentation
  • Audit medical billing and prevent fraud and abuse
  • Assign diagnostic and procedure codes and how to submit 'clean' claims for reimbursement
  • Submit reimbursement claims to insurers and optimize healthcare providers’ maximum payment for medical procedures performed

CBCS Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Medical Billing Specialist

Reviews and verifies medical bills and invoices with accounts receivable ledger and patients; Ensures record accuracy, follow-ups, makes necessary revisions in information system to support accurate and efficient billing processes, and follows proper medical and insurance claims processes

$27000 - $51000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Medical Biller

Submits medical claims to insurance companies and payers such as Medicare and Medicaid

$25000 - $51000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Insurance Billing Specialist

Utilize specialized knowledge of both medicine and insurance policies to communicate with insurance companies on behalf of medical personnel and patients

$28000 - $48000
Estimated Salary

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I would highly recommend the programs

“I would highly recommend the programs available through Medcerts. The one that I just completed was for Medical billing. The online program runs very smoothly and transitions nicely from one section to the next. I took a lot of notes and also printed study quizzes, and worked on those separately. The convenience of sitting at my computer at any part of the day and spend as much time as I wished to was great! Also, the fact that an advisor would check up on me regularly and was always available if needed. I believe that this program is set up to make their students successful. I hope to be certified soon and feel confident that I have the competence to start a new career.”

Diane