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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 (mb&c) 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). Through the Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review course, you’ll review and have the opportunity to complete exams that align with what you’ll find on the CPC exam.

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

Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?

Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly learning platform, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Medical Billing and Coding Certification
Your program can prepare you to sit for multiple industry-standard certification exams, including the CPC. You’ll even review and take practice exams in the Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review course!
Set your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
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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Connect in real-time with other Medical Billing and Coding students in the Penn Foster Community.
Get ready for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry as a Medical Billing and Coding professional with Penn Foster’s online, flexible career program. Learn the skills and knowledge that can help you take the first steps in an entry level billing and coding position like our alumni who now work for companies like United Healthcare/Optum, Cleveland Clinic, and Davita. With an average annual salary in 2017 of $39,180 and an expected job growth of 13% by 2026, now is the perfect time to your career in the field. Join the 95% of alumni who say they are satisfied with the training they received from Penn Foster’s regionally and nationally accredited program today.
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A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning 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 at the Basic and Intermediate levels, which will build the foundation of your coding knowledge. You’ll solidify what you know and learn advanced coding in the Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review, which can also help you prepare to sit for industry standard exams. With your exam based on the actual CPC test, you’ll feel ready to tackle the next step after your education: certification.​
Penn Foster Medical Billing and Coding Curriculum

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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.


Q. What is the salary for a medical billing & coding role?

A. Medical records and health techs have a median salary of $40,350 per year,¹ and job growth is projected to increase faster than average in the next several years.

Q. What can I do with a Medical Billing and Coding diploma?

A. Those with a background in medical billing and coding can find positions working for hospitals, physicians offices, nursing homes and other medical facilities. They often have the option to work remotely, fulfilling their tasks from home.

Q. How much does a Medical Billing and Coding diploma cost?

A. We keep our program costs low so you can keep your goals within reach! Your program includes a CBCS Exam Voucher ($115 value) in the cost of the program and we offer discounts and payment plans. Visit our tuition page for the most current tuition information.

Q. Is the Medical Billing & Coding program accredited?

A. Penn Foster has been accredited for over 50 years. Penn Foster Career School has been thoroughly reviewed and has earned several important accreditations, certifications, and licensing. Most importantly, Penn Foster Career School is both regionally and nationally accredited by the DEAC. You can find more accreditation details on our Program Details page.

Q. What skills will I learn in this program?

A. Learn skills that can give you the potential to succeed in a job setting and prepare for a career as a medical billing and coding specialist with annually updated course material, so you’ll always learn the newest codes and changes. You’ll cover coding, pharmacology and pathology, medical ethics, laws, and confidentiality, medical terminology, electronic medical records, and more in your program. The Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review will cover advanced coding and the information you’ll find in the CPC exam, preparing you for the industry standard test through practice exams and a final exam that is based on the actual certification exam.

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Get started today on your path toward an exciting career as a Medical Billing and Coding professional with Penn Foster Career School's accredited, online program.​

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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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