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Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Overview

Students in the Medical Billing and Coding certificate program are trained for entry-level coding and billing positions in a wide variety of healthcare settings such as physician medical offices, clinics, medical insurance companies, and various other health-oriented organizations. Students will develop skills that impact medical reimbursement and are essential for the financial stability of every healthcare organization providing patient services and treatment. Skill sets include application of ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding systems, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electronic health records, processing insurance claims and reimbursement practices.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Highlights

  • The certificate is entirely online
  • Learn from current practicing medical coders in the area
  • Previous healthcare experience may allow you to gain “credit for experience” or “credit by exam” which may shorten the time to complete the certificate.
  • One of the few occupations that allow you to work from home

Medical Billing and Coding Program Briefing

Our program briefings are designed to introduce you to the profession, job opportunities, program requirements, and other important information you will need to get started. 

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Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Plan of Study

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Professional Licensure Information

Upon successful completion of this Rhodes State College certificate, the student is eligible to take the American Academy of Professional Coder (AAPC) national certification examination. Successful completion of the exam results in the student being an Apprentice Certified Professional Coder (CPC-A). When the student can document two years employment as a Professional Coder, the student will become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC).