Medical Billing and Coding - Pennsylvania

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Medical Billing and Coding School in Pennsylvania

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.
  • In PA, most of the highest paid medical coders have one or more of the following certifications: CEMC, COC, CPB, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, or CRC.*
  • Medical coders in Pennsylvania can earn anywhere from $45,582 to $61,623 per year, depending on where they work and their experience.**
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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 Pennsylvania

The average medical biller and coder salary in Pennsylvania is $52,547.**

Average Salary by Experience in Pennsylvania for Certified Medical Coders

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Through Penn Foster’s Medical Billing and Coding Training, you can prepare to become a professional medical biller and coder in Pennsylvania and gain the skills and knowledge essential to sitting for industry-recognized certification exams.

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 Pennsylvania

There are several steps to becoming a medical biller and coder in Pennsylvania.

  1. Have a high school diploma or equivalent. Before becoming a medical coder, you’ll need to have your high school diploma or GED.
  2. Get medical billing and coding training in Pennsylvania. A diploma or certificate in medical coding isn’t required to work in the field in PA, but many employers prefer to hire those that do have formal training on their resumes.
  3. Get certified. Certification can help you show employers that you have the skills they’re looking for. There are several medical billing and coding certifications, 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

“Pennsylvania is home to some of the largest health systems in the country, which means there's lots of great job potential for medical coders. Getting certified can help you qualify for jobs in those larger networks.”

Pennsylvania - 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.

Through your online medical billing and coding classes, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge relevant to working as a medical billing and coding professional in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

Our online Medical Billing and Coding Training Program is designed to be affordable. Take a look at our payment plan options and choose the one that best fits your budget.

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Medical Billing and Coding School in Pennsylvania FAQs

How do I become a medical coder in PA?

You can become a medical coder in Pennsylvania several ways. The state doesn’t require medical billers and coders to be licensed or have certifications, so you don’t necessarily need to pursue formal training before getting a job. However, since medical coding is very technical and there are a lot of different things you need to know to be successful on the job, after graduating high school or getting your GED, it can be a good idea to enroll in a medical billing and coding program. From there, you can then sit for medical coder certifications that can help you stand out from other job applicants.

How much does a medical biller and coder make in PA?

A medical biller and coder in Pennsylvania can make anywhere from $45,582 to $61,623 per year** depending on their experience, where they work, and the certifications they hold.

Can I do medical billing and coding without a degree?

Yes, it’s certainly possible to become a medical billing and coding professional without a degree or formal training. There are no regulations saying Pennsylvania medical billers and coders need to be licensed or have formal education. However, there are a lot of codes and procedures you need to know for the job, so going to school to become a medical coder and biller in PA is a good idea. Besides, while education isn’t a state requirement to work in the field, most employers prefer to hire those who do have formal coding training and education.

Is medical billing and coding worth it?

Medical billing and coding can be a great job for people who want to work in healthcare but don’t want to work directly with patients. In a state like PA, which has the two largest healthcare systems in the country, medical billing and coding can definitely be worth it since there’s plenty of potential job opportunities available.

Can you make good money as a medical coder?

Skilled medical coders can make a good starting salary in PA. The amount you can earn depends on your employer, your experience, and whether or not you’re certified.

How much do medical coders make an hour in PA?

In Pennsylvania, medical coders can make anywhere from $21.91 to $29.62 an hour depending on their experience, their employer, and their credentials.