Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding

Health Sciences

The Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program prepares you to enter the field of health insurance processing and coding functions. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Competency (CCT).

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.

Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Meet the minimum score on the Reading Placement Test
  • Complete admission packet (includes options for funding your education)

Information Session Attendance

Medical Billing and Coding | SouthWest Skill Center in Avondale

Information Sessions are held at 2 pm on Tuesdays 

Career and Employment Outlook

Medical records and health information fields are expected to grow at a much faster rate than average occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, due to the increase in medical testing, diagnosis, procedures and treatments.  This leads to a higher demand for medical billing and coding workers in physician and outpatient care health clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, nursing care facilities, and federal government settings. 

For more information on career information, opportunities and salaries:
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292071.htm
http://www.aapc.com/resources/research/medical-coding-salary-survey/

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Clock Hour Program

Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock hour programs have specific year-round start dates.

Program Location

SouthWest Skill Center

Job Titles

Medical Biller, Medical Billing, Medical Coder, Medical Coding, Medical Insurance Biller, Medical Insurance Coder, Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist**

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion - Medical Billing and Coding:  $4,235*

Median Salary

Visit O*NET OnLine for median salary. 

Certificate

Program Number Completion Time* Program Cost*
Medical Billing and Coding      1850          805 hr | 11 mo            $4,235

Start Dates

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

**For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AACP) for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.