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Medical Billing and Coding [Certificate]

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The Program – Medical Billing and Coding Certificate (CCA, CPC-A, CPMA, CPB, CRCR)

This certificate program is online.

Medical Billing and Coding Technicians or Health Information Technicians organize and manage health information data.  They ensure that the patient information is of high quality, accurate, accessible, and secure in both paper and electronic health records systems. Using various classification systems they code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, databases, and registries and to maintain medical and treatment histories. After completing the certificate program, one is eligible to sit for a coding/billing credentialing exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), a coding credential through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) credential through the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

The Medical Biller/Coder or Health Information Technician fields are growing faster than average.  According to the US Bureau of Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, this area of healthcare has a 15% growth outlook through 2024 and is expected to increase as the population ages. (BLS, September 2019).

Important Information for Program

According to the Value Colleges ranking of the Best Value Online for Medical Coding and Billing Certificates online we ranked #11.

If you want to enter the health care field but not deal directly with patients, Medical Billing and Coding is an option for you. If you are detail-oriented and enjoy working with computers, this may be the career for you!

After you have completed one year of our Health IT program, you may pursue a medical billing and coding certificate in addition to your associate’s degree.

Medical billing and coding specialists assign classified codes to each procedure and diagnosis in a patient’s medical record.

Certification

Students who complete MTC’s Medical Billing and Coding certificate program are eligible to sit for the certification exam offered by either the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800 ) www.ahima.org, or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, 2480 South 3850 West, Suite B, Salt Lake City, Utah 84120,  800-626-2633, www.aapc.com or the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) 3 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 600, Westchester, IL 60154-5732. Other certification exams include the Certified Medical Biller, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, and the Certified Professional Compliance Officer; all through the AAPC.  These certifications demonstrate the holder’s expertise in medical billing, auditing, and regulatory compliance. Graduates typically pursue either the Certified Coding Associate credential (CCA) through AHIMA or the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) through AAPC.

Your Certificate

After completing the medical billing and coding certificate courses, you’ll be prepared to take national certification exams through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association

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Application Process

Limited Enrollment

To apply for acceptance into the Medical Billing and Coding certificate program, your application file should contain:

  1. MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (Next Gen ACCUPLACER) in reading, writing, and mathematics.
  4. A minimum 2.5 accumulative grade point average (GPA) in high school or college-level courses (whichever is most recent).
  5. Completed Medical Billing and Coding program application.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

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