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Online Medical Coding and Billing School

If you are looking for a secure career with a good, steady income, then there's no need to look any further than our online Medical Coding and Billing School. We offer an affordable Medical Coding and Billing course that will prepare you for a career as a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist. In addition to earning your certificate through U.S. Career Institute, we will prepare you to sit for nationally recognized Medical Coding and Billing certification exams.


Prepare for Medical Coding & Billing Certification

Our Online Medical Coding and Billing Certificate program can help you prepare for certification exams that further affirm your knowledge and skills in the Medical Coding and Billing field. Upon graduating from U.S. Career Institute’s Medical Coding and Billing program you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Further, U.S. Career Institute's Medical Coding and Billing program will prepare you to take a Certification exam of your choosing. 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 and Billing knowledge.

Certification exams you are eligible to take and we recommend upon graduating from our certificate program include the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) exam offered by the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) or the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the NHA (National Healthcareer Association).


Your CBCS exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $117 value†.

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Why Choose Medical Coding and Billing?

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 and Billing Specialists. Plus just think of the satisfaction you'll get working with doctors and other professionals in the medical field. As a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist, you will be a vital part of the team!

Medical Coding Specialists are in such high demand because nearly every visit to the doctor requires properly coded documentation for the doctor to receive payment. Every insurer — from private companies to Medicare — has its own forms and unique coding requirements.

Medical Coding and Billing School

Medical Billing Specialists apply all of these special codes to the forms that insurance companies, Medicare and state medical aid plans require before they pay a claim. Multiply this across every doctor's office, hospital and health insurance claim in the country and you'll see why this online Medical Coding and Billing course is in demand!


Online Medical Coding and Billing School
Online Medical Billing and Coding School
Medical Billing and Coding School



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How to Become a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
While formal training is not required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Medical Coding and Billing programs are available at the certificate and associate degree levels, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like medical terminology, body systems and anatomy, electronic health records as well as learning how to use the CPT Manual, ICD-10 and HCPCS Manuals, CMS-1500 Claim Form and the UB-04 Claim Form.

Step 3:
Obtain Certification
Although not required, many employers prefer applicants with certification. It shows them you have the knowledge to perform well in a role as a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist and have mastered nationally recognized billing and coding standards. If you choose to wait to get certification until after you have entered the field, it can be the next step to securing a better paying position in the field. Graduates of U.S. Career Institutes Medical Coding and Billing Program are eligible to sit for several certification exams. We recommend the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) exam offered by the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) or the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the NHA (National Healthcareer Association).

Your CBCS exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $117 value.

Step 4:
Start Working
Many employers will offer on-the job training, however, the employee must prove mastery of nationally recognized billing and coding standards.


What You'll Learn During Your Online Medical Coding and Billing Training

Our online Medical Coding and Billing program is now available with Electronic or Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

Medical Coding and Billing What You Will Learn
  • How the human body works...Master human 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 and billers use coding software and the Internet to boost their productivity and earnings

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

Medical Coding and Billing Course That Fits Your Life

Online Medical Billing and Coding CourseIn as little as five months you can be ready to start making $40,350 a year** as a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist. And our self-paced online medical coding and billing training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online medical billing and coding certificate course, there are no in-person medical billing and coding classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Medical Coding and Billing program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist, no previous medical experience needed.


Online Medical Coding and Billing Tuition and Financing

Medical Coding and Billing Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Medical Coding and Billing program 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 and billing program today and be ready to work in as little as five months!


Medical Coding and Billing Specialist FAQ's

Q. What does a Medical Coder and Biller do?
A. Medical insurance billers and coders are tasked with assigning patient diagnoses, procedures and visits into medical codes using the ICD-10 CM and CPT® code books and filing and managing the medical claims to ensure patients are billed properly and the doctor is paid for their services. You will 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. 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 and Billing 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 and Billing. USCI recommends taking the CPC-A® exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the CBCS exam† through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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Your CBCS exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $117 value†.

Q. What is the 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 11% by 2028.*
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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 $40,350 a year.**
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Q. How much does a Medical Coding and Billing Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $1,869 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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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 Medical Coding and Billing program?
A. Skills covered in the Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Program include How the human body works...Master human 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 and billers use coding software and the Internet to boost their productivity and earnings.
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Q. As a Medical Coder and Biller, 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.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Medical Billing and Coding school cost?
While our online Medical Coding and Billing 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 Billing and Coding course take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn to become a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist, you can do it in as little as 5 months. On average, our online Medical Coding and Billing Specialist school program is completed in 12 months.

Is this the best online Medical Billing and Coding school?
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.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Medical Coding and Billing school near me?
Our online Medical Coding and Billing 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

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm#tab-6 (October 3, 2019)
**With experience, all wage data is based on figures from the U.S Dept. of Labor's BLS website, professional associations and/or 3rd party resources website. Figures for this occupation were obtained here. 8/12/2020 2018 to 2028. For more information, click here.

†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 $117 towards the cost of the CBCS Exam, practice test and study materials.