Medical Billing and Coding

Health Sciences

The Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based (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.

Program Locations

18th Street Location | Next cohort starts Aug. 24, 2020; Admission Packet due by Aug. 10, 2020; Orientation is Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

SouthWest Skill Center | Next cohort starts Feb. 8, 2021; Admission Packet due by Jan. 26, 2021; Orientation TBD

 

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)
  • Enrollment: First Come First Serve Basis - Enroll Early!

Virtual Enrollment Session Attendance

Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based

Advisor Office Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Office Number: (602) 238-0028

Advisor Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m.
Office Number: (602) 392-5271

Enrollment Session: Tuesdays, from 2 to 3 p.m. (reserve your seat)

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Phone Numbers: (‪US‬) +1 609-779-1102‬ | PIN: ‪739 240 370#‬

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/

Clock Hour Program

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

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**

Median Salary

Visit O*NET OnLine for median salary. 

Certificate

Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based

Certificate #1850 | 805hr / 11mo | $4,180

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level medical billing and coding positions in ambulatory care treatment centers such as clinics, physician practices, managed care organizations, private billing services, and insurance companies.

Start Dates

*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.

**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.