Medical Coding and Billing Certificate Blended Program

Medical Coding and Billing Certificate Program Blended Delivery

Jumpstart Your Career as a Medical Coding and Billing Professional

Designed to offer the flexibility and convenience of online learning, combined with the benefits of traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training. Now enrolling students in: Austin, Fort Worth, Houston Northwest, Houston Southwest, McAllen, San Antonio, and South San Antonio.

Designed Program Length for our Blended Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program:  38 Weeks

If you’re looking for a healthcare career that provides you with independence and is mentally stimulating, a medical coding and billing career may be right for you! Our accredited Medical Coding and Billing Certificate program is designed to provide students with better time flexibility, freedom and convenience by allowing them to complete some of their coursework online. As part of your medical coding and medical billing training from CHCP, you will attend an externship site where you will receive hands-on administrative training in the coding and billing of medical records. Students will also learn necessary competencies required to pass an entry-level certification exam in coding and medical records.   

If you are interested in learning more about our fully online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program, click here.

Medical billing and coding professional are responsible for assisting healthcare providers and insurance companies to accurately code medical diagnoses and procedures in order to expedite the filing and payment of insurance claims. Core responsibilities include completing medical billing forms and filing medical insurance claims (both manually and by automation). Essential skills include practical application of CPT-4, ICD-9/10 and HCPCS codes, record-keeping for both hospital and physician offices, following procedures in content and filing of patient medical records, and using a variety of filing systems, both alphabetical and numerical. In addition, students will gain a general knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology, reimbursement methodologies, and customer service principles. 

When you choose to get your medical coding and billing training from CHCP, you will be poised to join exceptional healthcare teams at hospitals, nursing facilities, physician's offices and many more locations. 

Graduates of CHCP’s Medical Coding and Billing program can work as medical billers, medical coders, medical records technicians and health information technicians. Other types of medical coding and billing jobs graduates will be qualified for include: 

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Insurance Benefits Assistant
  • Insurance Examiner’s Assistant
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Office Bookkeeper
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Insurance Claims Clerk

How will I afford my Medical Coding and Billing certificate?

CHCP’s financial services department is here to assist students working towards the healthcare career of their dreams. Click here to learn more!

Medical Coding and Billing skills you’ll learn at CHCP:

  • Medical records management
  • Filing insurance claims
  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
  • DRGs management
  • Patient files
  • Filing system
  • Data management and analysis
  • Insurance billing
  • Current ICD coding systems

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Coding and Billing jobs are growing steadily:  

13%* growth anticipated from 2016 to 2026
*May not reflect local or regional job markets

How can CHCP help me find a Medical Coding and Billing job?

CHCP career services offers job placement assistance as well as interview and resume writing tips and more. Check out our career services page!

Call or contact us by email today to further your career in the medical billing and coding field!

 

 

Hear from a MCB Student

 

MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING BLENDED DELIVERY CLASSES IN TEXAS

MODULE I   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MSS 130 Master Student/Study Skills 8 0 0 8 0.5
HIP 130 HIPAA/OSHA/Infection Control 10 0 0 10 0.5
APO 130 Overview of Anatomy & Physiology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MED 130 Medical Terminology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE II   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 305 Medical Law and Ethics 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCB 300 Principles of Insurance A 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCB 301 Basics of Coding A: CPT/HCPCS 24 24 0 48 2.0
MODULE III   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MAAS 212G Medical Office Procedures/Management 48 0 0 48 3.0
MCB 302 Basics of Coding B: ICD (Internation Calssification of Diseases - Current Version) 12 12 0 24 1.0
MCB 303 Principles of Insurance B 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE IV   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MCB 304 Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology A 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCB 305 Coding A 12 12 0 24 1.0
MCB 306 Principles of Insurance B 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE V   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MCB 308 Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology B 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCB 309  Coding B 12 36 0 48 2.0
MCB 310 Pathology B 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE VI   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MCB 311 Anatomy & Physiology / Medical Terminology C 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCB 312 Coding C 12 36 0 48 2.0
MCB 313 Pathology C 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE VII   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 39 Electronic Health Records 28 36 0 61 3.0
MCB 314 Computer Applications 12 20 0 32 1.0
MODULE VIII            
CSP 210 Customer Service/Professionalism and Career Preperation 30 18 0 48 2.5
MCB 315 MCB Cert Prep 30 15 0 45 2.5
MCB 316 MCB Externship 0 0 205 205 4.5
  Total Hours/Credits 514 221 205 940 43.0
CHCP’s Medical Coding and Billing Certificate Program is available in the following locations:

Potential Occupations

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Insurance Benefits Assistant
  • Insurance Examiner’s Assistant
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Office Bookkeeper
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Insurance Claims Clerk

Medical Coding and Billing Duties You Will Learn

  • Medical records management
  • Filing insurance claims
  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
  • DRGs management
  • Electronic health record
  • Patient files
  • Filing system
  • Data management and analysis
  • Insurance billing
  • ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding

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