Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

General

Program Description

At Brighton College, a leader among online Medical Coding and Billing schools, you will receive the in-depth, high-quality training and coursework you need to sit for your Medical Coding and Billing certification exam and prepare for your new career.

Our Medical Coding and Billing online courses will give you the skills and specific expertise you need to become successful in this quickly growing, in-demand field. Learn more and take charge of your future today.

Brighton College’s Medical Coding and Billing program cover ICD-10 code. This program will always cover any updates to the Coding System.

What Does a Medical Coder and Biller Do?


Medical coding and billing professionals are vital to the success of any medical office. Doctors rely on you to accurately code diagnoses and procedures, prepare insurance forms, and handle billing. You will learn skills that are in demand and have the opportunity for great earning potential.

Jobs for all Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, including medical coding and billing professionals, are expected to increase 20% through 2018*, so it’s important to get started soon by enrolling in one of the leading online medical coding and billing schools — Brighton College. If you are ready to start training for new opportunities in this growing field, Brighton College has the right program for you.

What Topics are Covered in the Coding and Billing Courses?


At Brighton College, you will be enrolling in one of the most complete and thorough medical coding and billing training programs. You will progress through a series of college-level courses, not just a few lessons or modules. The following are a few of the core competencies you will learn:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Evaluation and Management
  • Coding Diagnoses
  • Coding Procedures
  • Coding Linkages and Compliance
  • History of National Level Coding
  • Third Party Reimbursement Issues
  • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • Medical Insurance
  • The Legal Medical Record
  • HIPAA
  • The Reimbursement Cycle
  • Diagnostic Coding: ICD-10
  • Procedural Coding: CPT
  • Coding Linkage
  • Healthcare Claim Preparation and Transmission
  • Claim Adjudication
  • Collections
  • Medicare
  • Commercial Carriers
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Medicaid
  • Workers’ Compensation and Disability
  • Hospital Billing and Reimbursement
  • Medical Office Procedures

Job Assistance


Brighton is not like other online medical coding and billing schools. We understand that starting a successful medical coding and billing career is your ultimate goal. That is why we will help you build your resume and cover letter. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search. See what sets Brighton apart from other online medical coding and billing schools. Learn more about Brighton College today!

For more information about our online medical coding and billing school’s courses and programs, fill out the form to the right for more information, or simply give us a call today at 800.354.1254. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started on your certification and a new career.

*According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Course Outline


A Career as a Medical Coder and Biller!

Our Medical Coding and Billing program was designed with you in mind. Our flexible learning model allows you to complete your studies according to your own schedule. You can review lessons as many times as you want, reinforcing the material until you have a solid understanding of it.

Once you enroll, you can get started right way! Courses are released one by one to ensure you properly retain the information.


What courses are in the Medical Coding and Billing program?

The following courses are included in the Medical Coding and Billing program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Coding and Billing program has a total of 22 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
MED 101 Introduction to Health Care 1 Credit Hour
MED 102 Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 Credit Hours
MED 104 Medical Office Procedures 4 Credit Hours
MED 103 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours
MCB 101 Medical Coding I 3 Credit Hours
MCB 102 Medical Coding II 3 Credit Hours
MBL 101 Medical Billing I 2 Credit Hours
MBL 102 Medical Billing II 2 Credit Hours
BUS 102 Career Exploration Optional


Career Outlook


Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population will require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. Moreover, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform.


Career Opportunities

You could find medical coding and billing jobs in the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Medical libraries
  • Government medical facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Health maintenance organizations (HMO’s)
  • Mental health facilities
  • Coding/billing organizations
  • Your home


Earnings*

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $37,110 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,190, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $61,400.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm

Tuition & Fees


The total price for the Brighton College Medical Coding and Billing program is $4,740.

Total Tuition $4,290
Enrollment Fee $100
Resource Fee $350
Total Sales Price $4,740



Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $4,440. Save $300!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to the release of final transcripts and diploma.


Financial Assistance

Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement Programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Career Services


Specialized Career Course

At Brighton College, a leader among online Medical Coding and Billing schools, you will receive the in-depth, high-quality training and coursework you need to sit for your Medical Coding and Billing certification exam and prepare for your new career.

Certification Preparation

Through a partnership with the National Healthcare Association (NHA), Brighton College provides graduates with a certification preparation package and a voucher for the Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam at no additional charge!

Last updated March 2018

About the School

Brighton College offers accredited online programs with a focus on quality and affordability. From the time you first inquire to your graduation day, we are committed to providing you with the best ed ... Read More

Brighton College offers accredited online programs with a focus on quality and affordability. From the time you first inquire to your graduation day, we are committed to providing you with the best educational experience and ensuring your ultimate success. Read less