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Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Learn the skills you need to begin a rewarding new careerOnline Medical Coding and Billing Certificate in a doctor's office, hospital, or healthcare clinic - even your own home. You can take your place in this essential, growing industry. The US. Department of Labor projects the growth for Medical Coding & Billing jobs to increase by 11%, from 2018 to 2028.*

Growth Potential & Career Opportunities

Medical Coding and Billing Growth Potential
  • Earn up to $40,350 a year!*
  • Work full-time or part-time
  • Work for doctors, hospitals or clinics
  • Work from home after you gain experience
  • Gain two valuable skills and expand your career path options by taking Billing and Coding.
  • Be a part of the secure, growing healthcare industry
  • The US. Department of Labor projects the growth for Medical Coding & Billing jobs to increase by 11%, from 2018 to 2028.*

Certification

Upon graduation from our Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate 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.

National Certification Options for Medical Billing and Coding

  • a. American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • b. Requirements: AAPC Membership and exam fees.
  • c. Recommended: A certificate or transcript showing 80 hours or more of education can be used to fulfill one of the two years required to remove the Apprentice (“A”) status from the certification and become a CPC. After a year of verifiable coding work experience, the grad can apply to have the “A” dropped by submitting a letter, on letterhead, signed from your employer verifying one year of on-the-job experience.
  • d. USCI Recommended: Yes
  • a. National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • b. Requirements: Successful completion of a medical billing and coding program within the last 5 years, HS Diploma or GED and exam fees.
  • c. Recommended: USCI encourages our graduates to purchase the NHA test prep materials prior to taking the exam.
  • d. USCI Recommended: Yes
  • e. Your CBCS exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $117 value†.
  • a. American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • b. Requirements: HS Diploma or equivalent and exam fees.
  • c. Recommended: 6 months coding experience, completion of coding training program, AAS in Health Information Technologies and AAS in Medical Specialties.
  • d. USCI Recommended: No, USCI does not recommend this certification directly after you receive your USCI certificate, see recommendations above.
  • a. National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • b. Requirements: HS Diploma or equivalent, certificate of completion for insurance and coding within 2 years of program completion and exam fees.
  • c. USCI Recommended: No, this certification is not as well known in the field.

USCI Career Coach Program

We invest in you-up to $400 Value**

After completing your certificate course, our Career Coach Program is Online Medical Billing and Coding School an included benefit that will give you one-on-one access to a Career Coach Specialist. Our course and Career Coach Program can prepare you with the skills needed to help you start your new career. Read about the program's requirements and guidelines in the Career Coach Program Outline.


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*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.
**Value depends on graduates’ use of services available to them.
†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.