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Online Medical Coding & Billing Certification Program

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Start Online Medical Coding and Billing School today! USCI offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on your phone.

U.S. Career Insitute’s Online Medical Coding and Billing School prepares you to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. Our affordable online course teaches students how to comprehend, navigate, and apply current CPT and ICD-10-CM code sets in a variety of healthcare settings. Medical Coding and Billing jobs are projected to increase 8% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor, an increase in the number of patients and hospital admissions means more work for Medical Coding and Billing Specialists. If you are looking for an exciting and satisfying career where you get to work with doctors and other professionals in the medical field and become a vital part of the medical team then enroll now and start your Online Medical Coding and Billing Program today!

Pharmacy Tech Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
5-12 months, self-paced. Start learning today - no waiting period.

Pharmacy Tech Certification

Certification:
Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) Exam offered by NHA (National Healthcare Association)

USCI Pharmacy Tech Earnings

Earnings:
$47,180* based on statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

USCI Pharmacy Tech Tuition

Tuition:
Payment Plan: $79/month**
($2,269* total)
Pay-in-Full: $1,869 Tuition
See full tuition details.

Pharmacy Tech Program Goal

Program Goal:
To prepare students to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist Exam (CBCS) and gain entry-level employment as a medical coding and billing specialist.

Pharmacy Tech Class Format

Class Format:
Online – Computer or Phone

What You’ll Learn in Your Medical Billing and Coding Course

Our affordable program will teach you everything you need to know through practical instruction on researching and assigning diagnostics and procedural codes to medical records, as well as processing medical bills, and includes overviews of common claim forms, medical terminology, and ethical issues for healthcare professionals. Some of the topics our course covers include:

  • How the human body works, master human anatomy and physiology.
  • How to speak the language, explore medical terminology and pronunciations as well as learning CPT and ICD-10-CM coding language.
  • How coding impacts healthcare and how medical procedures and diagnoses are coded.
  • How to work like a professional, learn how coders and billers use coding software and the Internet to boost their productivity and earnings.

For the full Medical Coding and Billing course outline, goals, and outcomes, visit our Course Outline



KimDao Collier Instructor

Cynthia Bracy, MPH, RHIA
Medical Coding & Billing Program Instructor/Course Expert

Meet the Instructor

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Medical Coding & Billing Specialist instructor Cindy Bracy earned her Master of Public Health Informatics (MPH) degree from the University of Chicago. Cindy holds a certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). She has over 15 years of experience as a medical coder and has worked as a practice management specialist before becoming an instructor for health information management. Cindy is in the process of obtaining her Master of Health Analytics from Northwestern University.


Meet the Instructor

KimDao Collier Instructor

Cynthia Bracy, MPH, RHIA
Medical Coding & Billing Program Instructor/Course Expert

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Medical Coding & Billing Specialist instructor Cindy Bracy earned her Master of Public Health Informatics (MPH) degree from the University of Chicago. Cindy holds a certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). She has over 15 years of experience as a medical coder and has worked as a practice management specialist before becoming an instructor for health information management. Cindy is in the process of obtaining her Master of Health Analytics from Northwestern University.

Why U.S. Career Institute

U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Your program is 100% online, mobile-friendly and self-paced, meaning there are no set schedules and you can work at your own pace and study whenever you can, 24/7. We are also proud to offer our Career Coach Program, which gives you one-on-one access to a career advisor who can help you learn the skills to land your new career.

Get started on your new career as a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist today! Your program starts right after you enroll, no waiting period. And you have a 5-day money back commitment!


Student Reviews


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I enrolled for the medical billing & coding program. Everyone was great at answering questions ( trust me I had a lot). US Career Institute is the only program that I could find that had the books included in the cost of the course. Ten out of ten would recommend!

H. Wallace
Medical Coding & Billing Student

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Enjoying my courses I have really enjoyed starting my Medical Coding and Billing courses. The courses are easy to understand and this program helps me to stay motivated I'm achieving my goals.

Suzette S.
Medical Coding & Billing Student

97% of certificate students recommend to a friend
95% of USCI certificate students achieved their goals






Career Outlook & Certification

Earnings

$47,180*

Number of Jobs

194,300*

Job Growth

8%*

U.S. Career Institute’s online Medical Coding and Billing training is designed to prepare graduates for the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the NHA (National Healthcareer Association).

Our grads pass the CBCS Certification exam at a higher rate 88% than the national average at 78%.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Online Medical Coding and Billing school training Outcomes


USCI Student Testimonial Quote

My billing and coding class is going great. The material is set up where it's easy to understand and retain. Everything is pretty self-explanatory, and I love the fact that I can do everything at my own pace.

China P.


Online Medical Coding and Billing school training tuition and financing

Tuition and Financing

We strive to make our program as accessible as possible, that is why we are committed to offering a Medical Coding and Billing Program that is affordable and flexible. We offer two different payment options, pay-in-full or a low, monthly payment option. We are proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself and get started today!

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

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FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist?
A. Becoming a medical coding and billing specialist requires a High School Diploma or equivalent, formal training from 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 like the CBCS (Certified Billing & Coding Specialist) exam offered by the NHA (National Healthcare Association).
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Q. What does a Medical Coder and Biller do?
A. Medical coders and billers play an important part of the healthcare revenue cycle. They are responsible for assigning patient diagnoses, procedures, and visits into medical codes then filing and managing the medical claims to ensure patients are billed properly and the doctor and medical practice is paid for their services. You gain two career skills in one program.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist?
A.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 and Billing. USCI recommends completing a program and taking the CBCS exam through the National Healthcare Association.
Your CBCS exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $203 value†.
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Q. What is the career growth potential of a Medical Coder and Biller?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Coding jobs are expected to increase 8% by 2032.*
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Q. What is the salary of a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Coding and Billing Specialists earn up to $47,180 a year.*
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Q. How much does a Medical Coding and Billing Course cost?
A. Depending on the program the cost can vary. USCI is proud to offer an affordable program, costing only $1,869 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available and tuition includes your CBCS exam fee!
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Q. Is this Medical Coding and Billing 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 and Biller?
A. Medical Coders and Billers work for doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, or even yourself. 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 Program?
A. Our program is designed to prepare you for a career as a medical coding and billing professional. You will learn a variety of important skills including, but not limited to how the human body works, how to speak the proper medical terminology and pronunciations, how coding and billing impacts healthcare and much more. To learn more about what you can learn with our program visit our medical coding and billing course page.
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Q. Can I work from home as a Medical Coder and Biller?
A. Yes, there are opportunities to work from home as a medical coder and biller! Although U.S. Career Institute cannot guarantee employment, we do offer a Career Coach Program at no additional cost to assist you in gaining employment after graduation. We 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.
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Q. How long does it take to complete the program?
A. Our program is a self-paced program, so when you enroll you get to choose how much you study each week. Many students finish our program in as little as 5 months, although our average student completion rate is 12 months.
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Q. Is this the best online Medical Billing and Coding School?
A. We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Medical Billing and Coding school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.
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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 Medical Records Specialists (visited September 26, 2023). 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 NHA, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $203 towards the cost of the CBCS Exam, study guide and practice test.