What is the salary for a medical billing and coding role?
Medical records and health techs have a median salary of $44,090 per year,² and job growth is projected to increase faster than average in the next several years. Learn more about a potential career as a medical billing and coding specialist in our Medical Billing and Coding Salary Guide.
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. 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.
How much does a medical billing and coding certification cost?
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.
Is the medical billing & coding program accredited?
Penn Foster has been accredited for over 50 years. Penn Foster College has been thoroughly reviewed and has earned several important accreditations and licensing. Most importantly, Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the DEAC. You can find more accreditation details on our Program Details page.
What skills will I learn in this program?
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, helping to prepare you for the industry-standard test through practice exams and a final exam that is based on the actual certification exam.
Do I get textbooks? What are my textbook options?
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 3 digital textbooks and 3 physical textbooks which will be delivered through the mail as you need them at no additional cost. Your books include exam preparation material.
What certifications will I receive from the medical billing and coding program?
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 Career Diploma Program, however, you’ll be better 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.