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Online Medical Coding Certificate

Online Medical Coding School

You can earn a rewarding new career in the healthcare industry with this course from our online medical coding school! As a Medical Coding Specialist, you’ll help connect doctors, patients, hospitals and insurance companies. Without trained Medical Coders who can translate every diagnosis, into a handy code, the healthcare industry would come to a stand-still. And because nearly every visit to the doctor or hospital requires properly coded documentation, the demand for Medical Coding Specialists continues to grow.

Prepare for Medical Coding Certification

Our Online Medical Coding Certificate program can help you prepare for the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) exam administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Our Online Medical Coding Certificate program can help you prepare for the certification exam that will further affirm your knowledge and skills in the Medical Coding field. Upon graduating from U.S. Career Institute’s Medical Coding program you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Further, U.S. Career Institute's Medical Coding program will prepare you to take the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) exam, administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. You are not required to take a certification exam, however, taking this additional step will help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your Medical Coding knowledge.

Your CPC-A exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $299 value†.

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Why Choose Medical Coding?

Healthcare is growing at a higher rate than most industries – and the increased number of patients and hospital admissions means more work for Medical Coding Specialists. Plus just think of the satisfaction you’ll get working with doctors and other professionals in the medical field. As a Medical Coding Specialist, you will be a vital part of the medical team!

Medical Coding Specialists are in demand – and their medical coding salary shows it. Experienced Medical Coding Specialists earn up to $42,630 per year.* With skill and experience you could earn a great income with a medical coding job like top coders do! And many Medical Coding Specialists work from home via the internet or enjoy the luxury of choosing to work full or part time.

Why Choose Online Medical Coding School?

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What You’ll Learn During Your Online Medical Coding Training

What you will learn in the Medical Coding Course

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  • How the human body works…Master anatomy and physiology
  • How to speak the language…Explore medical terminology and pronunciations
  • How coding impacts healthcare…Learn how medical procedures and diagnoses are coded
  • How to work like a professional. Discover how coders use coding software and the internet to boost their productivity and earnings

For the full Medical Coding course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.

Medical Coding Program That Fits Your Life

In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $42,630 a year* as a Medical Coding Specialist. And our self-paced online medical coding training means you can study to become a medical coder anytime, anywhere. With this online medical coding certificate course, there are no in-person medical coding classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Medical Coding program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Medical Coding Specialist…no previous medical experience needed.

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Online Medical Coding Tuition and Financing

Medical Coding Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our online Medical Coding school course is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online medical coding program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!


Medical Coding Specialist FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Medical Coder?
A. Becoming a Medical Coder typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. Graduates of USCI’s Coding Program are eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
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Q. What does a Medical Coder do?
A. Medical Coders translate patient diagnoses, procedures and visits into medical codes using ICD-10 CM and CPT® code books. There is a medical code for everything from a common cold to a broken arm and beyond. You will assign these codes and help connect doctors, patients, hospitals and insurance companies.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Medical Coding Specialist?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Medical Coding program will prepare you to take a Certification exam of your choosing. You are not required to take a certification exam, however taking this additional step will help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your knowledge in Medical Coding. USCI recommends taking the CPC-A® exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Your CPC-A exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $299 value†.

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Q. What is the growth potential of a Medical Coder?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Coding jobs are expected to increase 8% by 2029.*
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Q. What is the salary of a Medical Coding?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Coding Specialists earn up to $42,630 a year.*
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Q. How much does a Medical Coding Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $1,239 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Medical Coding Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Medical Coder?
A. Medical Coders work for doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals,. Once you graduate, our graduate support representatives can give you some tips and tricks to use during your job search to help you find the best fit for you.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Medical Coding program?
A. Skills covered in the Medical Coding Specialist Program include How the human body works…Master anatomy and physiology, How to speak the language…Explore medical terminology and pronunciations, How coding impacts healthcare…Learn how medical procedures and diagnoses are coded, How to work like a professional. Discover how coders use coding software and the internet to boost their productivity and earnings.
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Q. As a Medical Coder, can I work from home?
A. U.S. Career Institute cannot guarantee employment. Upon receipt of your certificate of completion you will have access to our Graduate Support team including our Career Coach Program at no additional cost. U.S. Career Institute will work closely with you during your job search to assist you with the process of marketing yourself to find employment including how to build your resume, cover letter, how to locate potential job opportunities, marketing and networking. We have found that medical coding employers prefer that you have at least one year of in-office experience before they will offer the opportunity to work from home. If your goal is to work from home, we recommend Medical Coding & Billing.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Medical Coding school cost?
While our online Medical Coding Specialist school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Medical Coding course take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Medical Coding Specialist program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn to become a Medical Coding Specialist, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our accredited online Medical Coding Specialist school program is completed in 11 months.

Is this the best online Medical Coding school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Medical Coding school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Medical Coding school near me?
Our online Medical Coding Specialist school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

Content updated by: Leslie Ballentine

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm, (visited December 1, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by AAPC, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $299 towards the cost of the CPC-A Exam. In order to sit for the exam you will need to become a member of the AAPC and decide whether you want to purchase a study guide or practice exams. While study materials are not required to take the exam, they will likely help you be better prepared. Note: membership and study material costs are not covered by USCI.