Online Medical & Billing Coding Program
The Westchester School for Dental Assistants, WSDA, now offers a Medical Billing and Coding Course to facilitate entry into this growing field. Our program spans 100 hours of instruction over 13 sessions. Students will become prepared to work in many environments including physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, nursing homes, hospitals and other health care settings. Our billing and coding school training is designed to prepare students to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam.
Medical providers are increasingly interfacing with insurance companies, pharmacies, labs and other sectors of the healthcare industry electronically. America's aging population needs more healthcare services. These two factors are fueling the demand for medical billing and coding professionals. Employment in the field is expected to grow 13% through 2026, almost double the 7% average for all occupations.
Communication skills are an important part of many professions. In Medical Billing and Coding, it is critical. The successful professional needs to translate the services performed or the protocol prescribed by doctors to patients and insurance companies to facilitate understanding and processing. In addition to medical claim and coding instruction, our training program includes instruction in:
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Office computers and software
- The differences in the major insurance plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, Point-of-Service (POS), Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
- Important regulations such as HIPPA, Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act
- Reimbursement filing
- Clerical, receptionist and other front office duties
- Understanding guidelines for billing variety (in-patient versus out-patient, surgery, labs, etc.)
In addition to bridging communication gaps, professionals must be empathetic, maintain confidentiality, and promote high ethical standards. Students will be given real life examples to go over with the purpose of further developing critical thinking and problem solving.
Acquiring these skills and knowledge enables prospective professionals to explore many employment opportunities. These options include but are not limited to the areas as a medical secretary, in medical records or as a health information technician in general. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018, salaries range from $26,500 to $66,250 with the median being $40,350.
The WSDA Medical Billing and Coding Program is $3,500 which includes books, materials and registration. We offer a payment plan for those who qualify.
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