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Online Medical Billing & Coding School

Take the first step toward a career in the fast-growing health care field of Medical Billing and Coding with Penn Foster College. 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 for your Medical Billing & Coding Certification

Our nationally accredited online training program can help you prepare for the Medical Billing and Coding 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),¹ 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).

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Get ready for a rewarding career in Medical Billing and Coding with Penn Foster’s online, flexible career program. Learn the skills and knowledge that can help you take the first steps toward entry level medical billing and coding jobs like our alumni who now work for companies like United Healthcare/Optum, Cleveland Clinic, and Davita. With an average annual salary in 2018 of $40,350² and an expected job growth of 11% by 2028, now is the perfect time to prepare for a career in the field. Join the 95% of alumni who say they are satisfied with the Medical Billing and Coding training they received from Penn Foster’s nationally accredited program today.

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Medical Billing and Coding Classes

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: Medical Billing and Coding certification.

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Medical Billing & Coding Pricing

Learn more about the pricing information for our Medical Billing & Coding program as well as the payment options you may choose from. 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.
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Medical Billing and Coding Jobs

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.

FAQ

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,² 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 College has been thoroughly reviewed and has earned several important accreditations, certifications, and licensing. Most importantly, Penn Foster College is 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.

Q. Do I get textbooks? What are my textbook options?

A. The majority of your study materials will be available online in the form of study guides and study units in your Student Portal. Your Medical Billing and Coding program also includes 6 physical textbooks which will be delivered through the mail as you need them at no additional cost. Your books include exam preparation material. Books for this course are physical textbooks only.

Q. What certifications will I receive from the Medical Billing and Coding program?

A. Certifications are official documents presented after successfully passing an appropriate exam, which is separate from graduating from your program. Certification exams are administered by independent third parties and are not given as part of a school curriculum. Upon completing your Penn Foster Medical Billing and Coding program, however, you’ll be prepared to sit for industry-standard certification exams in the field, such as the National Healthcareer Association’s Billing and Coding Specialist Certification exam. Graduates of the program also receive a voucher to cover the cost of the exam, which is included in the price of tuition.

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