Certified Billing and
Coding Specialist

Registration for cBCS is open

At a Glance

The Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) program at Saint Joseph’s College offers students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become a certified medical billing and coding specialist in the fast paced, electronically ran healthcare field. As part of earning their medical billing and coding certificate, students learn how to accurately assign ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS codes for diagnoses, procedures, and medical services as part of the insurance reimbursement process.


Many people find adding a medical billing and coding specialist certification to their list of professional credits beneficial. Medical billing and coding specialists work in a variety of places, including health clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and medical laboratories, or could even work from home through some facilities! A medical billing and coding specialist help the healthcare facility manage insurance claims, invoices, and payments. The day-to-day work of a medical coding and billing specialist includes:

  • Properly coding services, procedures, diagnoses, and treatments.

  • Preparing and sending invoices or claims for payment.

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for their CBCS national certification exam.  The certification is through the National Healthcareers Association; the exam fee is included in the registration fee.

Course Topics

In the Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program, the skills and topics you will learn include:


  • Regulatory Compliance


  • Releasing Patient Information

  • Informed & Implied Consent

  • Use & Disclosure

  • Fraud & Abuse

  • Major Laws & Regulations 

  • Claims Processing

  • Claim Transmission Errors 

  • Resubmission Methods

  • CMS-1500

  • Service & Diagnosis Codes

  • Modifiers & Procedural Codes

  • Insurance Fundamentals 

  • PPO & HMO

  • Verifying Insurance Eligibility 

  • Preauthorization, Precertification & Predetermination

  • Payment Adjudication

  • ICD-9/ICD-10 Coding

  • HCPCS 

  • CPT

Career Outlook

The average hourly pay for a Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist is $12.00 – $16.00

The job outlook for Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist expected to grow much faster than average.

Projected Employment for Indiana is an Increase of
250+ job openings.

Employment data taken from Careeronestop.org 

–sponsored by the US Department of Labor


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Start Dates and Times


May 2 - August 3, 2022


August 29 - December 12, 2022


All classes meet virtually on Monday and Wednesday each week.


* All times listed are Central Time


**Additional start dates will be added

if enrollment permits

Program Info


CBCS Tuition: $2,600

Non-refundable registration fee: $100

Background check is required at the student's expense. Scrubs are optional.

14-week class

Meets 2 days each week

4 hours each day

Class size: Minimum of 12 students

Space is limited, please register early to secure your spot

Contact Us


Interested in learning more about the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist program?


Contact Hali Chapman

Program Director at


219-866-6000 ext. 2022



Core Education Building

Room 108

1214 Tonner Road

Rensselaer, IN 47978