Medical Billing and Coding - Texas

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Medical Billing and Coding in Texas

Texas is home to multiple health systems, including one of the top ten largest health systems in the nation, making it a great state to find work and earn higher-than-average income as medical biller and coder.* Through Penn Foster’s Medical Billing and Coding Career Diploma, you can learn the skills and knowledge that are essential for working as a medical billing and coding professional in Texas, all at your own pace, 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 Texas, the highest paid medical coders hold one or more of the following credentials: CEMC, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CPCO, CPMA, and CRC.**
  • Medical coders in Texas can earn anywhere from $44,850 and $60,633 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 Texas

The average medical biller and coder salary in Texas is $51,703.**

Average Salary by Experience in Texas for Certified Medical Coders

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Prepare for an in-demand career as a medical biller and coder in Texas through Penn Foster’s online Medical Billing and Coding Training. Designed for job-readiness, your classes will help you prepare for on-the-job success and to sit 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 Texas

To become a medical billing and coding professional in Texas, you’ll follow a few steps.

  1. Earn your high school diploma or GED. Before becoming a medical coder, you’ll need to have your high school diploma or GED. This is especially important if you choose not to pursue any formal medical billing and coding training, as most employers in this field will require job applicants to have at least a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Get medical billing and coding training in Texas. There are no specific regulations or requirements to be a medical biller and coder in Texas, but earning a medical billing and coding diploma can help you gain the skills employers look for. In fact, most employers may prefer to hire coders who have formal training on their resumes.
  3. Get certified. Medical billers and coders don’t need to be certified to work in Texas, but certification shows potential employers that you have the right skills for the job. There are several different certifications for medical billers and coders, but the most common entry-level credential is the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification.

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

Penn Foster Healthcare Programs Instructor

“Texas has experienced a lot of population growth in recent years, and has some very large health systems, which makes it a great state to work in as a medical coder. Getting certified is important if you'd like to work at one of the larger healthcare systems in the state, which tend to pay the best.”

Texas 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.

In our online Medical Billing and Coding Program, you'll gain the skilled and interactive medical billing and coding training required to pursue a career in this 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 Texas 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 Texas?

Penn Foster’s online Medical Billing and Coding Program offers affordable tuition with customized payment plan options to fit your budget. Find the option that works best for you and take the next step toward becoming a medical billing and coding professional in Texas.

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Medical Billing and Coding School in Texas FAQs

How long does it take to become a medical coder in Texas?

The length of time it takes to become a medical coder in Texas can vary depending on where you go to school. Generally, in an online program like Penn Foster’s, you can complete your courses in about 11 months. From there, you’ll register and sit for the CPC exam to become certified. Overall, it can take about a year.

How do I become a medical coder and biller in Texas?

There are no formal requirements to become a medical coder and biller in Texas. However, having a high school diploma or equivalent and graduating from a formal medical billing and coding program can help you stand out when applying for jobs.

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

Texas medical coders can earn anywhere from $21.56 to $29.15 per hour.*** The salary and hourly pay you earn can vary depending on your level of experience, where you work, and your credentials.

Can I become a certified medical coder online?

Yes! Through Penn Foster’s online Medical Billing and Coding Classes, you can learn the skills that are relevant to the job and prepare for industry-recognized certification. Once you graduate from your program, you’ll be able to register and sit for certifications like the CPC exam.

How much do entry-level medical coders make in Texas?

Entry-level medical coders can make an average of $51,703*** per year in Texas.

Is being a medical coder worth it?

If you’re looking for a career in healthcare that offers plenty of job opportunities –including work from home positions – and allows you to work in the medical field without having to interact with patients, then being a medical coder is definitely worth it!

How much does a certified coder make in Texas?

The average salary for Certified Professional Coders in Texas is $59,128.36 per year.**

Do medical coders make their own hours?

It depends on where you work. Most medical coders will probably have a 9-5 schedule. However, if you work from home, you may be able to make your own hours depending on the employer.