Medical Coding and Billing Specialist: Online Certificate Program

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This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Open doors to a rewarding new career! Earn your Medical Coding and Billing Specialist certificate and acquire the expertise needed to navigate intricate billing systems and ensure precise reimbursement for medical treatment. Fast-track your way to a new career in as little as 7 months!

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Course length

28 weeks

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Weekly time commitment

15-20 hours

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Siena Height's Medical Coding and Billing Professional program covers foundational, intermediate, and professional-level topics to allow graduates a clear pathway towards a rewarding career in billing and coding, primarily in a physician office-based environment. This 28-week online dual-certification program provides training in areas including Human Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Insurance Billing and Coding Essentials, and Medical Coding. Dual certification with MCBC and CPC-A or CCS-P can increase marketability, flexibility, and opportunity in the field of medical coding and insurance reimbursement in the outpatient setting.

The primary objective for this program is to give the student the tools needed to successfully pass the MCBC examination. Once MCBC-certified, students are eligible for the optional, but valuable, CPC or CCS-P certification, both of which are considered the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings. Those who pass the CPC examination earn the credential CPC-A. When the CPC-A (apprentice) is ultimately combined with one (1) year of practical coding experience, the individual earns the full CPC designation. Medical Coders holding professional-level certifications are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

The top 10 percent of medical billing specialists can earn as much as $74,000 a year — and many of these workers don’t have college degrees.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you interested in the financial side of the healthcare industry and ensuring accurate billing processes?  
  • Do you have a knack for detail and precision, as well as a love for working with numbers and codes?  
  • Are you eager to learn the intricacies of medical coding and billing practices?  
  • Do you see yourself as an essential part of healthcare finance, contributing to the financial stability of healthcare organizations?  
  • Are you excited about staying updated with ever-evolving healthcare regulations and coding systems? 

Career Paths

Medical Billing Specialist
Medical Coding Specialist
Health Insurance Claims Analyst
Healthcare Reimbursement Specialist
Claims Resolution Specialist