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Medical Billing & Coding Career Diploma

Pursue a New Career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist​

Take the first step toward a career in the fast-growing health care field of Medical Billing and Coding with Penn Foster Career School.¹ Through our affordable Medical Billing and Coding online program, you can earn your career diploma as you prepare for your certification exam in as little as 10 months, learning from the comfort of your own home at your own pace.​
Prepare to Take the NHA's CBCS Exam with Confidence
Our regionally and nationally accredited online Medical Billing and Coding training program can help you prepare for the certification exams you need to become a Certified Medical Billing and Coding professional. These include the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA),² the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders), and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). In addition to engaging, well-structured lessons, your tuition includes a voucher to cover the cost of the CBCS exam ($115 value).
Prepare to Take the NHA's CBCS Exam with Confidence
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Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly learning platform, available 24/7.
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You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
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Medical Billing and Coding Certification
Your program can help you prepare for multiple industry certification tests, including the CPC, CCA, or CBCS exams.
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Set your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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With 44,000 graduates in 2017 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
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Why Become a Medical Billing and Coding Professional?

With over 188,600 medical records and health information technician jobs in the United States, and a much-faster-than-average growth rate, now is a great time to consider a career in medical billing and coding. In 2016, the average salary for a medical billing and coding specialist was $38,040.¹ In this role, you will ensure that patients, providers, and insurance companies have accurate medical records, all while enjoying the freedom of working independently on your own terms. Learn skills that can help you succeed in this field with online simulations, virtual labs, videos, 3D representations, and more with our online Medical Billing and Coding program.
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Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Medical Billing and Coding Course Details
You can learn how to become a medical billing and coding specialist with ICD-10 coding courses structured as Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced to allow you to study at a pace that's right for you. Learn skills that may help you succeed in a job setting with online simulations, virtual labs, videos, 3D representations, and more with our online Medical Billing and Coding program. And, our course content is updated annually, so you always learn the newest codes and changes.​
Penn Foster Medical Billing and Coding Curriculum

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Tuition
Your tuition also includes a voucher to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This voucher covers the cost of the CBCS exam ($115 value) and is available after you graduate.
Meet Ashley Angel, a full-time single mom who sought training in a profession that would allow her to work from home. Hear about what led her to choose Penn Foster, her enrollment experience, and her employers’ reactions to her earning a Medical Billing and Coding career diploma from Penn Foster.
Where Can I Work As A Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?
Are you new to the medical field or are you looking to move to a different sector of the medical industry? Becoming a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist can help you take the first step toward a new career in the healthcare field. With Penn Foster's Online Medical Billing and Coding diploma program, you can learn foundational knowledge and get insight into the prerequisite courses that can be beneficial when you join the medical workforce. Trained Medical Billing and Coding professionals find jobs in a variety of medical and healthcare environments, such as offices of physicians, hospitals, insurance and administrative companies, and skilled nursing facilities.
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet here.

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