Certified Professional Biller (CPB)
What is a Medical Biller?
A Medical Biller is a professional who maintains all aspects of the revenue from patient to payment and understands payer requirements, healthcare provider reimbursement may be compromised.
What characteristics do professional billers possess?
While the role of the Biller does vary by organization, an individual that makes a good biller is one that is: Detail Oriented, Critical Thinker, Excellent Communication Skills, Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and loves to Read and conduct extensive Research.
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Course Length: 16 Weeks
Class Hours: Days/Times Per Week: Two Hours Per Week
Course Description: This course introduces the student to health insurance and reimbursement. In this course, the student will become familiar with the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission and payment processing, and the follow up process. This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in a medical billing department at a physician's office, clinic, or similar positions. This course is strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for AAPC’s CPB™ certification exam.
- Review an introduction to healthcare from a medical billing perspective.
- List a variety of health insurance models and how they affect medical entities.
- Understand the legal regulatory considerations involved in health care reimbursement and collections.
- Explain the process of a physician-based insurance claim including obtaining patient data, claim form completion, insurance carrier processing and payment received.
- Demonstrate the ability to use the three major coding manuals, CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II, and apply medical necessity standards.
- Explain the follow up process for A/R in a physician’s office, including the top denials by insurance carrier along with their appeals process.
Methods of Evaluation
The instructional methods used include reading assignments, practice exercises and other assignments, audio/video lectures, chapter review exams, and a final exam. To receive a certificate of completion, students must successfully complete the course. An overall final course score of 70% or higher is required to successfully complete the course.
$1,600.00 per student, a $500.00 deposit is due at the time of registration. Balance is due by week 8. We do not participate in the federal financial aid program but offer payment plan options.
Included Textbooks and Resources
- 2021 Medical Coding Training: CPB®; AAPC; AAPC Publisher
- Coding Manuals (CPT, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS)
- AAPC Membership
- AAPC Practice CPB Exam
- AAPC CPB Exam
- Medical Office Simulation (MOSS)
- Professional Resume
- Have a clean background
- Be fluent in English and able to work legally in the United States
- Commit to a rigorous training program
- Have a HS diploma or GED
- Eager to push yourself to the next level
None, no prior training/knowledge is required.
Personal Computer (not a tablet, or iPad), High-speed Internet connection and Webcam.
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