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Medical Billing and Coding Certificate and Medical Billing and Coding Diploma

Our Medical Billing and Coding Diploma or Medical Billing and Coding Certificate can help start your career as a medical biller or medical coder—a key professional in a healthcare facility. To give you a competitive edge in the job market, our courses prepare you to take the CCA certification exam offered by AHIMA and add to your healthcare professional credentials.

With fully online courses, you can earn your Diploma or Certificate on a schedule that fits your busy life by completing your courses at a time that works for you. 

Curriculum to Successfully Start Your Healthcare Career

Industry-experienced instructors deliver top-tier curriculum, so you can succeed in your medical billing and coding career path, including:

  • Coding healthcare data using ICD and CPT principles
  • Understanding how coding skills contribute to other healthcare areas
  • Gaining a proficiency with navigating health records
  • Examining the abstract information required to correctly code patient medical information

Courses also focus on developing your professional skills, such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Medical ethics
  • Professional confidentiality and behavior

By earning your Certificate or Diploma, you can choose to enter the workforce, or you can continue your education by seamlessly transferring your credits into our Health Information Technician Associate's degree program.

To learn more about our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate or Diploma,complete the contact request form on the right, or call us at 888-549-6755. One of our program managers will be happy to answer your questions.

Program Highlights
  • Develop strong medical terminology, anatomy and pathology knowledge, and effective use of medical coding software
  • Gain experience with real medical records using real-world coding systems in our virtual coding practicum
  • Continue your education by transferring your credits into our Health Information Technician Associate's degree

Medical Billing and Coding Diploma and Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Courses

As Diploma or Certificate student, you will be enrolled in relevant and practical courses that prepare you to confidently step into a medical billing or medical coding career in a variety of healthcare environments, from clinics to hospitals. Below are some of the courses that you may complete as you earn your Diploma or Certificate.

  • Manage healthcare data using ICD and CPT coding procedures
  • Navigate an electronic health record
  • Accurately code medical information
  • Understand medical terminology, anatomy, and pathology

Sample Course List

Intermediate ICD-9-CM Coding
This course is a continuation of Basic ICD-9-CM Coding with developmental practice to increase proficiency in coding with ICD-9-CM using patient records. Students will apply official coding guidelines and knowledge of commonly accepted payment methodologies to medical record coding. Use of coding and grouper software will be introduced as well as the use of registries and indices.
Introduction to Health Information Management
This course introduces the student to the history of the profession of the health information technician and the management of health information. Students learn about the organization of healthcare facilities, the members of the healthcare team who contribute to and use health information, and trends in the management of healthcare records. Students will learn about the format and content of medical records, and develop a beginning knowledge of the organization and storage of health information.
Medical Insurance and Billing
In this course students will receive an introduction to common 3rd party payers, insurance terminology, and medical billing. They will learn skills including claim forms preparation and processing, and electronic claim submission, and will review introductory medical coding. They will also examine plan options, payer requirements, state and federal regulations, and abstracting of source documents.
Medical Coding Practicum
This course offers a simulated practical experience utilizing medical records and coding software in an online setting under the direction of a Coding instructor.
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

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A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
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Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$22,250$26,920$34,160

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook,

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years,

Salary data includes earnings of March 2012 – December 2012 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

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Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer up to 67% of the credits required to complete your degree
  • Credits accepted from nationally and regionally accredited schools
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • No expiration of your previously-earned general education and certain degree-specific credits
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Test out of courses where you can demonstrate specific knowledge
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript
  • Transfer all general education courses from your previously earned Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of course of study
  • Course waivers will be considered for students who have earned the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS or CCS-P) from AHIMA. In addition, an X-ray operator license may also be considered.

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