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Medical Billing & Coding

  Diploma   9 months

NHA Certification

Medical billing and coding specialists are vital to keeping costs down, reducing medical mistakes and generally ensuring there’s a free flow of information about patients’ medical histories. By improving the way patient medical records are shared and used, the healthcare industry is looking to cut costs and improve outcomes. Medical billing and coding specialists are at the core of these changes, placing them in the middle of one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of healthcare.

The Medical Billing & Coding program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to build a successful career as an entry-level medical professional within the healthcare community. The program prepares students to work in the front office, the medical records department, the medical billing and coding department as well as in a variety of health care settings.

Billing & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms. Open the door to a rewarding career!

Medical Billing & Coding Job Placement Sites

These employers have recently hired graduates of the Medical Billing & Coding program:

  • Bay Valley Foods, North East, PA
  • Venango Machine Company, Wattsburg, PA
  • Welch’s, North East, PA
  • Charter Foods, Erie, PA
  • PHB Corporation, Fairview, PA
  • R.M. Kerner Co. via Kelly Services, Erie, PA
  • Price Tool, Saegertown, PA

Course Outline

Term 1
  • Career Success Strategies
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Terminology Essentials
  • Anatomy and Physiology Essentials I
  • Insurance Procedures I
  • Keyboarding and Word Processing
Term 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology Essentials II
  • Diagnostic Coding
  • Insurance Procedures II
  • Procedural Coding
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Law and Ethicst
Term 3
  • Hospital Billing and Coding
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Computerized Medical Office Management
  • Introduction to Health Information Management
  • Advanced Medical Coding
  • Disease Process