A Certified Billing and Coding Specialist's main focus is on converting a medical procedure, diagnosis, or symptom into specific codes for submitting a claim for reimbursement. As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Accurately locate documentation in the patient record to support coding and billing process
- Accurately assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
- Submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures
- Coach providers on the best documentation practices to support quality coding and optimal reimbursement
Benefits to obtaining a Billing and Coding Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, and increased subject matter expertise.