Medical Coding and Billing Specialist - Workforce Credential

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Program Details
Industry Certification
Academic Division: 
Workforce Development - Continuing Education & Training
Program Details
: Industry Certification – National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
Academic Division: Workforce Development – Allied Health

You could have a new career as a medical coder in a medical facility or open a small business of your own.

Participants are encouraged to seek internships or work experience while completing coursework to enhance employment prospects and potential opportunities. To open a small business, participants may also seek training and assistance from the Small Business Development Center (757) 825-4078.


This 250-hour/32-week Certified Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Program provides you with specialized training in the field of medical administrative office support. Forecasts indicate an ever-growing market for positions in this professional field. Prepare for a career as a coding and billing specialist by learning the fundamentals of health insurance coverage, the insurance claim cycle and coding diagnosis and procedures. Gain hands-on practice in coding insurance claims. Upon successful completion of this certificate program, you will be qualified for entry-level employment in hospitals, clinics, or physicians’ offices as a medical coding and billing specialist. In addition to the technical coding and billing skills, this class will develop professional medical and office skills to ensure successful transition into high expectation and fast moving medical workplace settings. These include skills to develop and enhance excellent communication and comprehension of medical terms and basic medical concepts. Participants learn to pronounce, write, define and use medical terms properly. Gain knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations through a systems approach, focusing on the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems. Advanced career skills taught include intensive practice of diagnostic and procedural coding for the evaluation and management, anesthesia and surgical domains of the CPT. Specific skills covered include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Health Care Communication
  • Medical Terminology

The class concludes with a course review workshop as thorough preparation for the NHA-CBCS certification exam. Online study guide, practice tests, and exam voucher included.

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Register for classes online using the Virginia Peninsula Workforce Development registration system.

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