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Medical Billing & Coding Specialist (MBCS)

Athena Career Academy offers training as a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist. The Billing & Coding Specialist (MBCS) Program thoroughly prepares students to code patients’ medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for a full range of medical services. We have included some of the most common questions about our program. Please contact us for more details!

What is a MBCS?

athenacareers_2A Medical Billing & Coding Specialist (MBCS) provide a critical link between patients and health insurance companies. They code patients’ medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for a full range of medical services.

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Where do they work?

MBCS work in medical offices, clinics and hospital billing departments.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Athena Career Academy’s MBCS program is approximately 750 hours of study and is taught over a period of approximately one (1) year divided into four (4) quarters. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam.

What types of courses are taught in this program?

Students are introduced to several techniques for finding and applying the correct codes in today’s standard coding systems. Topics covered include: current procedural terminology, international classification of diseases, clinical modification, healthcare procedure coding system, resource-based relative value scale, insurance form preparation, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers’ Compensation, No Fault, HMO’s, diagnosis-related groups, peer review organizations, and ambulatory patient groups.

When can I start?

New classes start approximately every 3 months; however, all required documents and out of pocket expenses must be submitted by the registration deadline. The registration deadline is 30 days prior to each start.

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Athena Career Academy MBCS Program Cost

Pre-Registration Costs

Entrance Test Fee (Paid to School) $45.00
Criminal Background BCI&I & FBI Records Check (Paid to 3rd Party) $85.00

Program Costs

Registration Fee $125.00
Books, Uniforms, Supplies & Lab Fees $1,500.00
Tuition $6,500.00

Licensure Fees (Paid to 3rd Party)

Certification Test Fee $250.00

Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Dislcosure

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