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Medical Billing and Coding Certificate and Degree Program

Medical Billing and Coding Career Training in as Little as 10 Months*

Looking for a rewarding career in the healthcare field? Asher College’s Medical Billing and Coding program gets you trained and on your path to a rewarding career through hands-on training and the support of dedicated instructors.

Our Medical Billing and Coding program is tailored to those students who require a flexible schedule to meet their education goals. You’ll be able to take classes during the day, evening, and even on the weekends.

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Becoming a Medical Biller and Coder 

As a Medical Coder and Biller, you’ll be a significant contributor to the healthcare field. Without your attention to detail, the healthcare industry would be unable to transmit critical data that allows medical professionals to get paid for their services.

It will be your job to translate the medical provider’s notes from a patient visit into an alphanumeric code, which is then used to produce a claim for the insurance company and a bill for the patient.

We start your training by familiarizing you with industry software and the importance of HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) in our Microsoft and Medical Laws and Ethics courses.

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Medical Billing and Coding

$42,630 median annual salary***

  • 8% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years
  • Graduates hired by hospitals, physicians’ offices, & nursing homes
  • 5 Certification Tracks (Including CMAA & CEHRS)
  • Advance into Health Information Technology, Clinical Management, Hospital Coding Management and much more!

*** visited on December 1, 2020. Salary source for medical records and health information technicians with lowest 10% earning $27,820 to the highest 10% of workers earning $71,150.

Hands-On Training

It’s also critical that you understand the language of medicine so that you can accurately document what transpires during the care of each patient. For this reason, Medical Billing and Coding school includes courses on Medical Terminology, Electronic Health Records (EHR), Anatomy & Physiology, and Medical Billing.

Our blended learning environment gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a variety of ways, such as through hands-on learning labs, self-directed reading, watching courseware and video instruction, and attending lectures with our instructors and industry experts.

When you’re close to completing your Medical Billing and Coding classes, you’ll review the following five certification options with your instructor and schedule your exam.

  • CMAA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant / National Healthcareer Association
  • CEHRS Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist / National Healthcareer Association
  • CBCS Certified Billing & Coding Specialist / National Healthcareer Association
  • CPC-A Certified Professional Coder / AAPC
  • CPB-Certified Professional Biller / AAPC

Learn more about your future career in healthcare today and see just how far you can go with Asher College.

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Is a Medical Billing and Coding Career Right for You? Find Out! Take the Asher "Medical Professional Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Medical Professional Career Training Readiness score now >>

Career Opportunities

As a Medical Billing and Coding graduate, you could find yourself working as a/an:

  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Admissions Representative
  • Medical Claims Specialist
  • Medical Office Receptionist
  • Reimbursement Specialist

Industry Relations

We bring in plenty of guest speakers to give you insight into the industry that you intend to break into. Get inside tips from industry employers, alumni, and people who work in the field on how to create opportunity for yourself.

Here’s what you will learn in the Medical Billing and Coding program:

MS Essentials

MOE100 MS Essentials

Students will be able to perform essential functions in Word, Excel & Outlook. They will learn to navigate the software and create documents, workbooks, and emails while using Microsoft’s tools and short-cuts. Students identify features to open, navigate, edit and print documents in Word, format data in a spreadsheet and create formulas in Excel, and manage messages, tasks, and appointments in Outlook, resulting in the entry-level skills necessary to use these programs in the work environment. 

Prerequisite(s): NA

Typing Fundamentals

TF100 Typing Fundamentals

Students will learn to type a minimum of 35 words per minute. They will learn keystroke fundamentals, keyboard by touch, and proper 10-key form.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Medical Law and Ethics

HS204 Medical Law and Ethics

Students will be able to identify the fundamentals of HIPAA Privacy training, differences between Privacy and Security, as well as the concepts of administrative simplification. Students will be able to use HIPAA training as it impacts the health care workforce and those in their care.  Students will be able to identify how HIPAA impacts the insurance industry and its workforce.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Medical Terminology

HS201 Medical Terminology

Students will be able to proficiently use medical terms, medical abbreviations and acronyms and the relationship of medical Terminology to Anatomy and Physiology.  Students will be able to use the proper spelling of medical systems and medical terminology as it relates to other health care specialties.

Prerequisite(s): HS204 Medical Law and Ethics

Human Anatomy and Physiology

HS202 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Students will know the twelve main sections of the human anatomy including structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs. Students will understand physiological concepts and processes of the human body’s systems and the medical terminology necessary to perform proper diagnostic and procedure coding.

Prerequisite(s): HS201 Medical Terminology

Electronic Health Records

HS401 Electronic Health Records

Students will be able to use key medical terminology and medical information regarding the medical field, administrative responsibilities, financial responsibilities and medical records and documentation.

Prerequisite(s): HS202 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Advanced Billing and Reimbursement

HS207 Advanced Billing and Reimbursement

Students will be able to create statements, track claims and process a billing claim through the life of the claim.  Students will be able to understand diagnostic and procedural codes necessary for billing, post payments and itemize statements.

Prerequisite(s): HS401 Electronic Health Records

Advanced Physicians Coding

HS310 Advanced Physicians Coding

Students will be able to identify the specific coding rules for Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Hemic and Lymphatic systems, Urinary, Male and Female Genital, and Maternity Care and all other systems.

Prerequisite(s): HS207 Advanced Billing and Reimbursement

Advanced Facility Coding

HS311 Advanced Facility Coding

Students will be able to use the principal diagnosis and understand correct coding initiatives for a patient.  Student will be able to use coding for admission and discharging of a patient, understand common pricing systems and Medicare rules pertaining to payment systems.  They will be able to use ancillary service codes and the coding rules regarding bundling services and interim billing, claim requirement basics related to billing processes and process the steps of the hospital revenue cycle.

Prerequisite(s): HS310 Advanced Physicians Coding

Career Success

CS101 Career Success

Students will be able to maximize their potential by being mindful of how self-talk impacts their habits, attitude, beliefs and expectations. Students also learn strategies to eliminate procrastination and achieve goals. Each student will complete a DISC profile to better understand their preferred communication style, how it relates to their own personal and professional development and how their DiSC style relates to others.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Advanced Career Development

CD201 Advanced Career Development

Students will be able to search for a job within their field of study, conduct themselves professionally in a job interview and provide a resume tailored to each job position applied for. This course is designed for three particular points of views; those looking to change careers, those looking to advance their career and those who are entrepreneurs and want to start their own business. Career Services will put your career goals first, it is time you did as well.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 80% of their program.

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Market-Driven Education

We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.

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Classes Start Every 2-4 Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every 2-4 weeks so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.

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Personalized Attention

We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.

I visited five different schools before I chose Asher because I figured Asher was the perfect fit. My favorite class at Asher would have to be Career Success . . . If you have the chance to go to Asher, do it!
Daylene Perry, Medical Records Specialist

Build Career Success Skills

Your time at Asher won’t just be devoted to learning the technical skills of your chosen profession — we also prepare you for the job search with interview tactics, communication skills, resume preparation, and cover letter writing.

An Asher College instructor will work with you one-on-one to develop these skills so that you’ll feel confident about pursuing your career once you graduate.

Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training

We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.

Veterans Education Benefits: Asher College is rated as a Military Friendly® school. For over 15 years, Viqtory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapter 31, 33, and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Medical Biller and Coder Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Billing and Coding and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Asher College Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

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