Medical Billing and Coding Online Training

Medical Billing and Coding Professional - Certification Program

Become a Medical Billing and Coding Professional in Less Than 10 Months

The Medical Billing and Coding Professional Certification at Campus, formerly MTI College, prepares students to enter the medical industry. Students are given the knowledge and training to build a solid foundation and enter employment with confidence.

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Program Format

Online. The coursework for this program is completed entirely online, and the externship portion is offered at a facility in the Greater Sacramento Area. Students who do not wish to complete an externship wil still receive a diploma in another program called Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. Learn more.

Medical Billing and Coding Professional Online Certification Program at Campus, formerly MTI College

Our online training program prepares you to join a team of healthcare professionals. Medical billing and coding is a part of a growing healthcare industry. That is why our classes teach you what you need to know to land the perfect medical billing and coding job. Whether you want to spend your time in a traditional medical office or you want to work from home, billers and coders have many options.

In about 42 weeks, you can become a certified medical biller and coder. Review our online course and industry information to see if Medical Billing and Coding School at Campus is right for you. Fill out a Request Information form to get started today.

Next Start Dates:

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Demand for Medical Billing Specialists

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in the Medical Records and Health Information Technician industry will grow about 7% between 2021 and 2031. About 14,900 jobs will be added in that time. This job growth is about as fast as most jobs in the US.

Note: The data provided above are from a source unaffiliated with Campus, are for informational purposes only and represent the employment field as a whole. They are not solely specific to Campus graduates and, by providing the above information, Campus makes no representation, direct or implied, or opinion regarding employability.

What drives the demand for health information experts?

Three major factors contributing to this growth are:

  • An aging population with increased medical care needs
  • The widespread use of Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Healthcare workers leaving the field to pursue other interests

This need for dedicated employees with a billing and coding certification means in-demand work for future medical records specialists.

If you think it is time to start a rewarding new career in the medical field, our admissions team will help you pick the best day or night class for your busy schedule. Call today to learn about our exciting Medical Billing and Coding courses!

Billing and Coding Certifications

We prepare Campus graduates to test for:

These industry recognized credentials make our certified Campus graduates sought-after in a competitive job market.

Since 2000, the CMRS has been the longest standing and most thorough exam for professional medical billers. Created for medical coders in 2002, the CCA is a nationally recognized standard of achievement in the health information management field.

What Will You Learn in the Campus Medical Billing and Coding Program?

Medical Billing and Coding courses cover the practical skills and knowledge you need to successfully work in the industry. Here are some of the skills you will learn.

  • Insurance billing, insurance claims, and insurance companies
  • Medical terminology, medical records, and medical coding
  • Medisoft practice management software
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Administrative office duties and computer skills
  • Problem solving and organizational best practices

These courses make up the curriculum of the training program.

  • MO126 – Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology
  • MO130 – Medical Office Practice
  • MO136 – Introduction to Medical Insurance and Coding
  • MO147 – Medical Records and Claims Processing
  • MO148 – Procedural Coding
  • MO149 – ICD-10 Diagnoses and Procedure
  • MB500 – Medical Billing and Coding Externship

For more information about medical billing and coding training at Campus of Sacramento, fill out the easy Request Information form today!

What Job Opportunities Exist For Medical Billers and Coders?

Students who get a Billing and Coding certification have many career options, including:

  • Medical Records Coordinator
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician
  • Insurance Claims Specialist
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Health Information Clerk
  • Medical Records Analyst
  • Health Information Technician
  • Medical Billing Manager
  • Medical Records Director
  • Collections Specialist

Medical Billing and Coding Job Description

What is a medical billing and coding professional (MBCP)?

MBCPs connect patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare insurers. They are confident communicators and an important member of the team.

What is the difference between a medical biller and a medical coder?

Medical billers and medical coders often have overlap in smaller medical offices. In larger hospitals, they may each be dedicated positions.

Medical coders take the information from a patient’s visit and tabulates it in universally recognized numerical or alphanumerical codes. These codes, when put into a sequence, tell the story of the patient visit: symptoms, injuries or sicknesses, the doctor’s diagnosis, prescriptions, treatments administered. This coded transcript is sent to the insurance company as a claim by the medical biller.

The medical biller acts as a liaison between the medical facility, patient, and insurance company. Their job is to make sure the information from the medical biller is submitted correctly to the insurance company for compensation to the medical office. Any patient co-pays and deductible are figured in, and the remaining balance is billed to the patient.

Both the medical coder and medical biller help the health care facility run smoothly.

Who should consider a career in the billing and coding industry?

This career is perfect for resourceful go-getters with an eye for detail. MBCPs love fast-paced work in a flexible environment.

What can I do with a Medical Billing and Coding Certification?

Successful Campus graduates who earn their billing and coding certification have many work options.

  • Outpatient facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical offices
  • Hospitals
  • Some even work from home

What are the important qualities of a medical biller and coder?

  • Has attention to detail
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills
  • Understands common computer use
  • Adapts to new software fast
  • Has a desire to help others

What are common MBCP tasks?

  • Processing insurance claims
  • Reviewing patient information
  • Coding medical records

What is an average day for a medical biller and coder?

While every job is unique, an average day could include:

  • Tracking and coding patient visits on EHR software
  • Determining how much money an insurance provider owes your office
  • Reviewing reimbursements from Medicaid or Medicare

As you can see, becoming a medical biller and coder gives you a chance to join a team of healthcare professionals that make a difference.

Endorsement and Certifications

American Medical Billing AssociationAmerican Health Information Management AssociationAmerican Medical TechnologistsNational Center for Competency Testing

Why choose Campus's Medical Billing and Coding Certification program?

We are proud members of the:

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)

We prepare Campus graduates to test for:

  • Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) exam
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam

These industry-recognized credentials make our certified Campus graduates sought-after in a competitive job market.

Learn More

If you have questions, we have answers. Our helpful admissions staff is available at: (916) 339-1500. Call us today!

Ready to start your online medical career training? Complete your online application now!

We look forward to helping you grow your healthcare career.

Department Chair, Healthcare: Kelly Denhart

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Program Length

Estimated Length: 36 to 42 weeks

*Estimated program length assumes a student does not have prior transferable course credit and successfully completes a full course load each term. Actual program length may be longer or shorter depending on factors including, but not limited to, prior academic credit, class availability, academic performance, and attendance.

Program Courses

MO126 – Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology
MO130 – Medical Office Practice
MO136 – Introduction to Medical Insurance and Coding
MO147 – Medical Records and Claims Processing
MO148 – Procedural Coding
MO149 – ICD-10 Diagnoses and Procedure
MB500 – Medical Billing and Coding Externship

Program Costs

Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an admissions advisor today!

Tuition and Fees

Admissions Registration Fee: $50
Tuition: $14,500
Books and Supplies: $2,021
Total: $16,571

Additional Expenses (Monthly)

Living with Parent
Housing: $0
Food: $817
Personal/Misc: $451
Transportation: $199

Not Living with Parent
Housing: $1,637
Food: $1,277
Personal/Misc: $552
Transportation: $218

Admissions Process

For admission to Campus, formerly MTI College, applicants must –

  • Interview with an admissions advisor
  • Provide proof of graduation from high school or GED equivalent
  • Complete an application for admission
  • Take a placement assessment

The first part of the application process may be completed online.