Certified Billing and
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.
In the Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program, the skills and topics you will learn include:
Releasing Patient Information
Informed & Implied Consent
Use & Disclosure
Fraud & Abuse
Major Laws & Regulations
Claim Transmission Errors
Service & Diagnosis Codes
Modifiers & Procedural Codes
PPO & HMO
Verifying Insurance Eligibility
Preauthorization, Precertification & Predetermination
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
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
CBCS Tuition: $2,600
Non-refundable registration fee: $100
Background check is required at the student's expense. Scrubs are optional.
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
Core Education Building
1214 Tonner Road
Rensselaer, IN 47978