Medical Course

Why Get a Certificate in Medical Billing?

In this course, Apex Career School (ACS) teaches the current and relevant information relating to the health insurance industry. You will learn the different reimbursement methodologies for proper medical billing and correct claim submissions. This course prepares students to take the Certified Professional Biller (CPB) examination through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). This class also teaches the knowledge needed to work within the medical billing department in various medical industry offices such as a physician’s office, clinic, insurance carrier or other healthcare facility.

What You Will Learn in the Apex Medical Billing Course

The Medical Billing course includes materials from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Professional Edition code book, International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) Code book and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II Professional code book. Students in this program will learn by way of reading assignments, video/audio lectures, practice exercises, and much more! Topics include studying the codes for ICD-10-CM, CPT® Coding and HCPCS Coding, completing claims forms, identifying why claims are accepted or rejected, the required medical necessity to validate a claim and more.

Information taught throughout the program will help prepare you for your final exam and allow you to sit for your Certified Professional Biller exam. With this designated AAPC credential, graduates from Apex Career School are considered certified professionals which increases the potential to be hired in the medical industry.

Medical Billing Tuition

Tuition for our Medical Billing course ranges from $1,895 to $2,395 USD depending on your course of study and options selected. The cost of your tuition covers your learning materials, certification and student support. Our Admissions Counselors can help you decide which option is best for your future career goals. Contact us at 1-888-640-6223.

How long is the Medical Billing Course

This course is meant to be completed within a 9-month period. Apex allows for an additional 3 months grace period, which allows 12 full months to complete your coursework. Monthly course extensions may be purchased.

Student Support

After you enroll in our Medical Billing Course, you will be assigned a Certified Professional Biller (CPB) instructor and receive their contact information. Our CPB instructors have demonstrated at least five years’ experience in the coding and reimbursement/billing related fields. They are a current Certified Professional Biller, with a good standing certification, and have submitted two letters of recommendations, completed and passed an Instructor Training Course and maintain their approval through submitting mandatory Continuing Teaching Units (CTUs). Your CPB instructor will be responsible for grading your exams and be there to assist you throughout your studies. You will be able to contact them directly if you need assistance or have questions.

Medical Billing Course Content

  • Introduction to Healthcare
  • Health Insurance Models
  • Patient Registration Process and Data Capture
  • Applying the ICD-10-CM Coding
  • Accurate CPT® Coding
  • Introduction to HCPC Level II Coding
  • Medical Necessity
  • Claim Forms (CMS-1500 and UB-04)
  • Claim Forms (CMS-1500 and UB-04)
  • Billing
  • A/R and Collections Concepts
  • Government Carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commcercial Insurance Carriers
  • Workers Compensation
  • Final Exam

Benefits of the Apex Medical Billing Course

In this busy day and age, it’s important to find an education option that works for you. Apex is flexible for people with busy lives! This online program brings the classroom to your living room, which means no added expenses will be incurred for housing at a remote location and no time or money will be wasted by driving back and forth to the classroom.

After Graduation

After completion of all coursework and the final examination you will be presented with your Certification of Completion in Medical Billing from Apex. For students wishing to pursue a career as a professional biller in the medical industry, you can continue your education by sitting for the Certified Professional Biller exam!

The CPB exam vouchers you receive are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, giving you plenty of time after completion of your course, to study and review before taking the Certified Professional Biller (CPB®) certification exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Successfully passing the exam will award you the official CPB credentials, which in turn may aid your successful job placement as well as increasing earning potential over other medical billers who do not tout the same credentials.