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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.

Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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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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Career Opportunities

According to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "Employment of medical records specialists (which includes medical coders) is projected to grow 8 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations." An increasing share of the population is entering older age groups, which typically require more medical services. In addition, there is a growing prevalence of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. As a result, more medical records specialists will be needed to translate patient information and services delivered into standardized codes (medical coding) to be used for insurance reimbursement and other purposes. 

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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).

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