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Medical Billing and Coding

Program Overview

If you are detail-oriented and love organizing and categorizing, consider a career as a medical coder. Being a medical billing and coding specialist involves taking medical procedures and the descriptions of injuries and diseases and converting them into numeric or alphanumeric codes. A medical facility or practice relies on accurate coding for timely payments and proper patient treatments, especially when different practitioners are involved.

The Medical Billing and Coding program will prepare you for this vital role as a medical coder in a physician’s office, hospital, or medical treatment facility — such as a surgery center or outpatient clinic. As well as learning to code accurately, you will become familiar with health information technology and compliance standards. You will also learn about anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology as they apply to medical coding. After graduating from the program, you will be eligible to take a national certification exam.

The need for competent medical coders continues to grow. Take the first step toward a new and rewarding career as a coding specialist by enrolling in the Medical Billing and Coding program today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

The Medical Billing and Coding program at GateWay is the only one of its kind in Maricopa Community Colleges. This training program is considered a clock hour program, which is a training program that provides skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock hour programs have specific year-round start dates, and you attend classes four days a week, Monday-Thursday.

The Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based (MBC) program prepares you to enter the field of health insurance processing and coding functions. Compliance demands by federal legislation now require the electronic transmission of patient records. Healthcare industries must ensure accuracy and privacy through the skills of quality, trained Medical Billing and Coding professionals.

Watch video to learn more about Medical Billing and Coding at GateWay Community College.

Virtual Pre-Enrollment Sessions

Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based

If you are interested in this Healthcare program, you will be required to attend a virtual Information/Advising Session that will provide in-depth information and enrollment guidance.

Enrollment Session: Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Click Here To Get Your Virtual Meeting Link

Program Locations

18th Street Location 
SouthWest Skill Center

Program Cost Estimate*

Certificate of Competency Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based: $4,180  |  805 hours/11 months

*Months based on the program meeting 20 week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition and lab fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.