Medical Billing & Coding Online

Certificate in Medical Billing & Coding

Become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist in 38 Weeks

MBC Program Online

The Medical Billing and Coding program at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology provides the training students need to become successful medical billing and coding specialists.

With a flexible, online curriculum that’s designed to work with your busy schedule, you’ll get access to highly qualified instructors and advisors who support your career journey.

What Is a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist?

Medical billing and coding specialists play a key role in patient care. These specialists translate medical information into codes for insurance billing and reimbursement. This ensures healthcare practices are properly compensated for the work they do so they can continue delivering quality patient care.

This career involves a sharp eye for detail and strong communication skills. You’ll need to know medical terminology, how health insurance works and medical coding language. You’ll also enjoy regular working hours and a competitive salary.

 

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Industry Certifications
Medical Billing and Coding Industry Certifications available for the Certificate Program
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) CBCS through the National Health career Association (NHA). The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms.
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) In passing the CPC through AAPC, it demonstrates to the employers that you possess expertise in assigning accurate medical codes, knowledge of coding guidelines and regulations, proficiency across a wide range of services, thorough grasp of A&P and medical terminology and understand how to integrate medical coding.
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through AHIMA The CCA designation has been nationally recognized standard of achievement in the health information management (HIM) field. A person with a CCA exhibits a level of commitment, competency, and professional capability that is valued by employers, demonstrate a commitment to the coding profession

Medical Billing & Coding Curriculum

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology’s Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding program is completely online and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Our curriculum provides you with the comprehensive billing and coding skills you need to succeed as a future specialist.

Our online curriculum includes:

  • Health Science Core Fundamentals
  • Anatomy & Physiology Labs
  • Medical Terminology
  • Electronic Medical Office Procedures
  • Computer in Healthcare
  • Computerized Practice Management
  • Fundamentals of ICD Coding
  • Insurance and Reimbursement Procedures
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Professional Development and Career Preparation
  • CPT- 4
  • ICD- 9/HCPCS
  • ICD10
  • Advanced CPT and ICD10 90
  • Certification Review and Exam (Capstone)

Medical Billing & Coding Online Curriculum

Careers

Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Work Environments

Once you obtain certification, you can work in a variety of settings and medical facilities. These work environments include:

  • State, local and private hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physician’s offices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Cancer care centers
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies
  • Remotely
What Is the Job Outlook & Salary for Medical Billing & Coding Specialists?

According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment opportunities for medical billing and coding specialists are expected to grow at least 9% between now and 2030. About 37,100 job openings are projected, on average, over the decade. The 2020 median annual wage was $45,240 per year or $21.75 per hour.

Why Choose Cambridge?

Cambridge is an accredited institution that provides students a wide range of benefits, such as:

  • Online programming: Our Medical Billing and Coding program can be done completely online. This means that no matter where you are located in the US, you can receive a quality education right from the comfort of your home. Our coursework is designed to work with your busy schedule and comes with constant support from our faculty and staff.
  • Certification preparation: Students are prepared throughout the program to take and pass certification examinations that will qualify them for entry-level employment.
  • Student support: Our online instructors are expert teachers who will guide you through each step of the program. Their industry experience will provide you with well-rounded insight and understanding of your career field.
  • Career coaching: From the very start, students will meet with our Career Services department. Our career advisors are human resources professionals and medical experts who know what future employers seek. You’ll get access to resume crafting, interview coaching, techniques to advance your career mindset and more.

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Certificate

Successful completion of this program will earn you a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding. Additionally, you’ll be able to confidently sit for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist exam offered through the National Health Career Association.

Program Summary
  • Certificate program
  • Online program
  • Thorough preparation for the medical record keeping certification exam

FAQs About Our Medical Billing & Coding Program

What Does a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Do?

As a medical billing and coding specialist, you’ll help manage patient data, including medical bills, patient imaging records and doctor’s notes. You’ll oversee and process important patient information and communicate this information to insurance companies. You’ll also translate patient data such as diagnoses and treatments into coding terminology.

How Do I Become Certified in Medical Billing and Coding?

To become certified in medical billing and coding, you will need to obtain formal training in the field through a program such as the one offered by Cambridge. Once completed, you can obtain a certification such as:

  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS): The CBCS is offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms.
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC): In passing the CPC through AAPC, it demonstrates to employers that you possess expertise in assigning accurate medical codes, knowledge of coding guidelines and regulations, proficiency across a wide range of services, a thorough grasp of A&P and medical terminology, and understand how to integrate medical coding.
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through AHIMA: The CCA designation has been nationally recognized as a standard of achievement in the health information management (HIM) field. A person with a CCA certification exhibits a level of commitment, competency, and professional capability that is valued by employers.

Is a Medical Billing & Coding Career a Good Choice for Me?

If you’re looking for a healthcare career that doesn’t require you to be hands-on with patients, this might be a great career path for you. It’s also a solid choice if you’re interested in remote work.

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Start a Medical Billing & Coding Career With Cambridge

Ready to start your medical billing and coding career? We’re here to support you. To learn more about our program or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.

NC-SARA

Cambridge approved to participate in NC-SARA

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology has been approved by (Florida) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Cambridge Institute of Allied Health and Technology has been approved by (Florida) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

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