Medical Billing and Coding - Georgia

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Medical Billing and Coding Certification - Georgia

Medical billing and coding professionals in Pennsylvania could have a lot of potential job opportunities within large healthcare systems. In fact, PA is home to two of the largest healthcare systems in the country, making a great state to find work in the field and earn a higher-than-average salary. With Penn Foster’s Medical Billing and Coding Career Diploma, you can prepare to take the first steps toward a medical coding job on your schedule, from home.

  • Penn Foster’s Medical Billing and Coding Career Diploma Program helps prepare you to sit for your:
  • Penn Foster also provides students in the program with a voucher covering the cost of their CBCS exam (a $115 value) as well as a complete exam prep study package.
  • Most of the highest paid medical billers and coders in Georgia hold at least one of the following credentials: CEMC, COC, CPC, CPC-I, and CPMA.
  • Entry-level coders in Georgia can earn anywhere from $32,810 to $47,670, and certified coders can potentially earn even more.**
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to apply CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS coding guidelines to identify diagnoses, procedures, and patient medical records.
  2. How to identify the procedures for patient record retrieval and reimbursement.
  3. How to explain the role of a medical coder as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices.
  4. How to apply computer and information literacy skills using electronic health records software.

Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Career Outcomes for Medical Coders in Georgia

The average medical biller and coder salary in Atlanta, Georgia is $44,150.**

Average Salary by Experience in Georgia for Certified Medical Coders

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Prepare for a career as a medical biller and coder in Georgia with confidence through Penn Foster’s Medical Billing and Coding Training Program. You’ll learn job-relevant skills and prepare to sit for industry-recognized certifications – all at your own pace.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information. Please review state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements, which vary from state to state.

How to Become a Medical Billing and Coding Professional in Georgia

There are a few steps to becoming a medical biller and coder in Georgia.

  1. Have a high school diploma or equivalent. You’ll need to have earned your high school diploma or successfully completed the GED or an equivalent exam before taking your next steps toward becoming a medical biller and coder.
  2. Get medical billing and coding training. While a diploma or degree isn’t necessarily required to work as a medical coder in Georgia, many employers prefer to hire those who have some training and knowledge in the field.
  3. Get certified. Getting certified as a medical billing and coding professional can help you reaffirm your skills and show potential employers that you have the skills they’re looking for. There are a variety of certifications for medical coders in Georgia, but the most common is the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.

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Diana Murphy, MSM, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CCA

Penn Foster Healthcare Programs Instructor

“Medical coders in Georgia tend to earn a great income relative to the national average. The CPC is one of the most common credentials held by the top-earning medical coders in the state.”

Georgia - Medical Billing and Coding Training Course Curriculum

  • 37 exams
  • 83.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 3 graded projects

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 10 months
  • Average time = 14 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

As a medical billing and coding professional in Georgia, you could have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare settings or even work from home. Through our interactive curriculum designed by experts with job-readiness in mind, you’ll start learning the skills that can help you take the next step toward a job in the field. Your courses include:

  • Body Systems and Medical Terminology
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Basic Medical Coding
  • Intermediate Medical Coding

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Medical Billing & Coding Student Stories

Penn Foster’s Medical Billing and Coding Program has helped Georgia graduates develop new skills, prepare for certification, and take the next steps toward starting the careers they want. Learn more about their experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Diana Murphy

Penn Foster Medical Billing and Coding Instructor

“An individual working on getting their certification in coding and billing shows they are the professional a medical company would benefit from having on their team. The medical field needs individuals with knowledge on billing and coding and understanding the insurance world, insuring proper reimbursement on claims.”

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How much do medical billing and coding online courses cost in Georgia?

Penn Foster’s online Medical Billing and Coding Program is designed to be affordable. Learn more about the cost of becoming a medical biller and coder in Florida and select the payment plan that works best for your budget.

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Medical Billing and Coding School in Georgia FAQs

How much does a medical coder make in GA?

The average salary for a medical coder in Georgia is currently $40,046.** However, how much you earn as a medical billing and coding professional can vary based on several factors including where you live, your employer, your experience, and your credentials. For example, a CPC may make more than a coder with no certifications.

Which certification is best for medical billing and coding?

There’s not necessarily one certification that is best for medical billing and coding. However, for entry-level coders, the most common credential is the Certified Professional Coder certification. This credential is geared toward entry-level medical billing and coding professionals and can help you stand out when applying for jobs in the field. As you gain experience on the job, you may choose to pursue higher-level certifications to advance your career and strengthen your resume.

How much does a medical coder make an hour in GA?

The average medical coder makes $19.25 an hour in Georgia.**

Is a medical coding certificate worth it?

Yes! Getting a diploma or certificate in medical coding is one of the best ways to learn the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in an entry-level medical billing and coding job in Georgia. It’s also the first step toward getting certified. While many certifications don’t necessarily require that you have formal education before taking the test, the exams often test you on detailed industry and job skills, from specific medical codes and procedures from processing codes.