Our Graduate Success Stories
My friends, fellow classmates and the Herzing staff were instrumental in my success. The ATI Test Preparation and other great study tools provided, along with the encouragement from my instructors to do my best were the ingredients necessary for me to graduate. In the end my sincere thanks goes to those who supported me through this journey. If a mom of five can go back to school and succeed, anyone can do it.
Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist Certification
Reliable, qualified Medical Billing and Insurance Coding professionals who earn a recognized certification are in high demand. When hiring new employees, employers compare the knowledge and skill of applicants by evaluating their education, experience and industry certifications. Becoming a certified coder, coupled with a formal college education, speaks volumes about the skills of a coder.
How to earn your certification
Becoming a certified coder is not easy, however the Herzing University Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to take the first exam. There are six certification exams one can take to become a certified coding professional—some exams require one year of hands-on experience before eligibility, and some are geared toward working in a specific environment (such as a physician’s office, insurance company or hospital). Three exams are offered through each of these professional organizations:
- CCA Certified Coding Associate
- CCS Certified Coding Specialists
- CCS-P Certified Coding Professional (physician-based)
- CPC Certified Professional Coder
- CCPC-H Certified Professional Coder (hospital-based)
- CPC-P Certified Professional Coder (for insurance payers)