WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Students selecting the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, CP program will be provided training in general and career-specific courses including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, business math, medical insurance, diagnostic and procedural coding, computerized billing, accounts receivable, and reimbursement procedures. Students successfully completing the medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate program will test for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) credential from the National Healthcareer Association.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Occupations available for students completing program requirements include the following: insurance clerk, medical billing clerk, and billing and coding specialist. Graduates of this program can expect to obtain entry-level employment primarily in private physician practices and/or medical clinics. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment outlook for medical coders/billings is projected to grow faster than average through 2012. Physicians in private practice, as well as health care organizations, will have increasing need for qualified Medical Billing and Coding Specialists.
First Year - Spring Semester
Total Hours in Program — 30
A minimum grade of a “C” is required in all courses to remain in the program and graduate.