Online Medical Billing and Coding Course
Certified medical coders and billers are in-demand, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be around 34,000 job openings in the field each year for the next decade.1 That means there are plenty of opportunities to start a new career as a medical billing and coding professional! With Ashworth College’s online Medical Billing and Coding Career Diploma, you can build the skills to become a certified medical coding and billing professional on your terms. Through flexible, self-paced classes, you’ll learn about ICD-10 and CPT coding, electronic medical records, and medical terminology all while preparing to become a certified medical coder. As part of your online Medical Billing and Coding Course, you’ll prepare to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, the cost of which is included in your tuition!
Online Medical Billing and Coding Program Curriculum
Our online Medical Billing and Coding Classes are designed with job-readiness in mind. Throughout your program, you’ll build the foundational skills that are essential for on-the-job success as a medical billing and coding professional. Your courses include:
- Medical Billing and Health Insurance
- Body Systems and Terminology
- Electronic Medical Records
- Medical Coding
Medical Billing and Coding Certification
While learning medical coding and billing procedures, you’ll also prepare to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. Becoming certified can allow you to stand out from other applicants when applying for jobs and may increase your earning potential as a medical coder. The cost of the exam, test prep, and your official certificate and ID card are included in your Ashworth College tuition.
What you get
- NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam and resources (a $115 value)
- eBook: 3-2-1 Code It!
- eBook: Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement
- Manual: ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians
- Manual: Current Procedural Coding Expert
- Manual: HCPCS Level II Expert
- Software: Medical Office Simulation Software (MOSS) 3.0
- Software: EHR Go
- The Professional Review Guide for the CPC Examination
- Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
- Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
- ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
- An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads
Jobs in Medical Billing & Coding
It's an exciting time to enter the field of billing and coding. As demand for healthcare services continues to grow, the U.S. Department of Labor projects employment of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians to grow 7% from 2021 – 2031**.
You'll learn with real coding manuals you can take with you after graduation.
Prove your worth, boost your pay, and strengthen your career path.
Learning on professional software fast-tracks your job qualifications.
Our online programs are flexible and so are our payment options. Choose the one that works best for you.
Frequently asked questions
Whether you’re pursuing higher education for the first time or you’re a professional looking for a career change, you may have questions about how online programs work. Here’s what you need to know about enrolling in Ashworth’s Medical Billing and Coding Program.
Completing the program alone doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be certified. Once you successfully finish your online medical billing and coding classes, you’ll prepare for industry-recognized certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. After passing the CBCS exam, you’ll officially be a certified medical billing and coding professional!
When you enroll, the study materials, your official certificate, and ID card are all included in the cost of your tuition once you pass the exam.
Our Medical Billing and Coding Certification Program is designed with job-readiness in mind, with online courses that cover real-world medical coding skills to help you take the first steps toward an in-demand career in healthcare. Your classes will cover ICD and CPT coding, electronic health records, medical office procedures, and medical terminology. By the end of your medical billing and coding classes, you should be ready to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam, which we include as part of your medical billing and coding training. After completing your classes and earning certification, you should be prepared to start an entry-level career as a medical billing and coding professional.
Our career services are designed to help you find jobs and prepare you to apply for jobs. All graduates will have access to the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!
Ashworth’s online Medical Billing and Coding Training Program is completely self-paced, allowing you to decide when and where to study. You have up to one year to complete all your courses, though many students complete their medical billing and coding training much earlier.
Medical billing and coding online courses are valuable for developing skills in the medical field. Explore similar studies or continue your education with another course in our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs in healthcare.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.