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Medical Billing and Coding Career Diploma

Train outplaced and incumbent employees to become certified medical billing and coding specialists.

Medical Billing and Coding Career Diploma Program Overview

The Penn Foster Medical Billing and Coding diploma program properly prepares students to become medical billing and coding specialists by sequencing coding courses at the Basic and Intermediate levels before introducing advanced coding as part of the Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review. Coursework is based on the actual CPC test, so students feel ready to tackle the next step after their training: Medical Billing and Coding certification.

Trained medical billing and coding professionals find jobs in a variety of healthcare environments, such as offices of physicians, hospitals, insurance and administrative companies, and skilled nursing facilities. Penn Foster alumni have secured jobs at companies like United Healthcare/Optum, Cleveland Clinic, and Davita.

Certification Exam Preparation

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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
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Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) offered through the National Healthcareer Association
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Certified Coding Associate (CCA) offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Average Completion Time

6-9 Months

Time to complete is based on individual learner progression.

Curriculum

  • Confidentiality law & regulations
  • Bill & reimbursement processes
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical terminology & body systems
  • Pathology & pharmacology
  • Procedure coding including: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, HCPCS Level I, and HCPCS Level II

Features and Benefits

  • NHA CBCS Exam: 89% Pass Rate (+7% over national average)
  • Certification review to prepare learners for exams
  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more
  • Engaging digital textbooks and study materials
  • Committed support for learners from faculty, staff, and online resources
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Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accrediting (CHEA).