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Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Students interested in an administrative career in a medical office can earn a Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding at Purdue University Global. Learn more about the program and courses below.

Official Program Name:

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

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Program Prerequisites:

The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program can appeal to applicants who are detail-oriented critical thinkers. Purdue University Global's undergraduate programs require a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The medical billing and coding program at Purdue University Global is a 44-credit certificate that includes coursework in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, insurance, and more. Coursework is intended to teach how to submit insurance claims and other billing-related tasks as well as assigning codes to patient diagnoses and procedures. Students have the opportunity to select a location for their 40-hour billing and coding practicum. The capstone course includes the chance to earn the Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (BCSC) by taking the certification exam. The certificate program is intended to teach administrative and technological skills and provides instruction in laws, ethics, and problem-solving.

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Program Length:

44 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate:

To earn the certificate in medical billing and coding, students must take 10 required classes totaling 44 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Medical Billing and Coding Major Courses (44 credits)

  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Medical Coding I
  • Medical Coding II
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Diseases of the Human Body
  • Medical Insurance and Billing
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Billing and Coding Practicum

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's medical billing and coding certificate program might be interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in a related field, such as health administration, health management, or business administration. These degrees could open up additional career avenues to students interested in jobs in the medical industry.

Bachelor's degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Career Paths:

The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate is intended to give students the skills necessary to begin an administrative career in a medical office. Students have the opportunity to learn the necessary software as well as topics in medical terminology and codes, insurance, and billing. A practicum offers hands-on experience in these areas.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Medical billing specialist
  • Insurance specialist
  • Medical coder
  • Patient referral specialist
  • Medical receptionist

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