North Hollywood Medical Coding and Billing Schools
Students who want to train as medical billing or coding specialists will find a handful of relevant programs in the North Hollywood, CA, area. This article looks at three schools within 40 minutes of North Hollywood and at the programs they offer. It also includes a table of pertinent information, such as enrollment, tuition and the percentage of first-year students who receive financial aid. Following this is a list of a few other area schools that offer this training.
- Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education, just five miles from North Hollywood, offers a program in medical insurance billing and coding.
- Students can earn a health information coding specialist certificate at East Los Angeles College, 22 miles away in Monterey Park.
Comparison of Schools
The following table presents important information about these three institutions, making it easy for prospective students to compare them.
|Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education||East Los Angeles College|
|School Type||< 2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||108*||34,578*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Small city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$1,300 program cost cash for in-district; $1,500 program cost credit for in-district; $2,000 program cost for non-residents**||$1,220 in-state; $7,016 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2017)||48%*||60%*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||33% for full-time students, 60% for part-time students*||73% for full- time students, 41% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (students who began in 2014-15)||48%*||31% (4% transfer-out rate)*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education
Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education
This school offers technical programs to help students advance their careers in adult basic education, GED testing and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Program
This 600-hour program requires a GED or its high school equivalent in addition to reading and math skills. Students will meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Topics that will be explored include diagnostic coding, insurance terminology and health programs that exist.
East Los Angeles College
East Los Angeles College is one of the larger schools offering a medical and billing training program in the North Hollywood region. The 2-year, public school is located 15 miles outside of North Hollywood in Monterey Park and offers a medical billing assistant skill set certificate program through the Life Sciences Department.
Health Information Coding Specialist
The health information coding Specialist program at East Los Angeles College covers the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) classification systems, among others. Students will cover 31 credits in topics like pathology, medical terminology, pharmacology and basic coding. A 'C' or better will be required.