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.
- Casa Loma College-Van Nuys, just five miles from North Hollywood, offers a certificate program in medical insurance billing and coding.
- Students can earn a Medical Billing Assistant Certificate at East Los Angeles College, 22 miles away in Monterey Park.
- Downey Adult School in Downey, about 30 miles from North Hollywood, also offers a certificate program in medical billing and coding.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Health Care Administration
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- Health Management and Clinical Administration
- Health Unit Coordinator
- Health Ward Supervisor
- Medical Administrative Assistant or Secretary
- Medical Claims Examiner
- Medical Facilities Management
- Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
- Medical Insurance Services
- Medical Office Computer Technologies
- Medical Office Management
- Medical Office Specialist
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Staff Services
- Medical Transcriptionist
Comparison of Schools
The following table presents important information about these three institutions, making it easy for prospective students to compare them.
|Casa Loma College-Van Nuys||East Los Angeles College||Downey Adult School|
|School Type||2-year, private not-for-profit||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||446*||36,012*||1,210*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Small city||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$11,098** for program||$1,220 in-state; $6,810 out-of-state*||$2,999 for program*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2014)||96%*||70%*||49%*|
|Retention Rate (2014)||43% for full-time students*||73% for full- time students, 39% for part-time students*||18% for full-time students, 10% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (2014)||50%*||30% (6% transfer-out rate)*||96%*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Casa Loma College
Casa Loma College-Van Nuys
Casa Loma College has been providing educational opportunities since 1966. The school was established to provide continuing education, vocational and liberal arts programs, as well as research opportunities. The college features a School of Nursing and Allied Health, which offers several health education programs, including a training program for prospective medical coding and billing specialists.
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Certificate
Students interested in a career in medical coding and billing can complete this program in 7 months. Course topics include administrative procedures, medical terminology, diagnostic coding and billing reimbursement methodologies. Additionally, this program includes the opportunity to complete an externship at a medical office.
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.
Medical Billing Assistant Certificate of Achievement
The medical billing assistant program at East Los Angeles College consists of 5 courses that provide students with the training to use different medical codes for insurance purposes and provide billing information to insurance companies. Courses cover medical terminology, insurance billing, coding and human anatomy.
Downey Adult School
The Downey Adult School is a 2-year institution located approximately 21 miles from North Hollywood. The school offers English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, high school diploma and GED (General Education Development) programs, and career and technical training. Among these programs is one engineered for prospective medical billing specialists.
Medical Biller and Coder Program
The medical biller and coder certificate program is offered in day and evening classes. Daytime students can complete the program in 15 weeks, while evening students spend 25 weeks in the program. Courses cover medical insurance, billing and coding, and medical terminology. Graduation from this program offers the opportunity to take the national certification exam. Students are trained to work in hospitals, doctor's offices, insurance companies and nursing homes.
Other School Options
There are three other options for North Hollywood students looking for medical and billing career education programs. Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education, Cypress College and Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education all offer programs and are within 43 miles or less of North Hollywood.