Our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate can help start your healthcare career with key skills for analyzing and managing patient medical records and electronic billing, navigating electronic health records systems and coding healthcare data based on coding principles. With fully online courses, you can earn your Certificate in as few as nine months on a schedule that fits your busy life.*
With your Medical Billing and Coding certificate, you can seamlessly move into our Health Information Technician Associate's degree when you're ready to advance your career.
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Gain In-Demand Medical Billing and Coding Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your medical billing and coding classes, you can prepare for a healthcare career as a medical billing or coding professional.
Navigate Electronic Health Record Systems
Understand how to navigate real-world coding systems in our virtual coding practicum so you can confidently step into your career in a variety of healthcare environments.
Accurately code medical information using ICD and CPT principles so you can be on the cutting-edge of coding changes in the healthcare environment.
Develop strong medical terminology, anatomy and pathology knowledge so you can be an important correspondent with health insurance companies.
Gain important professional skills that employers seek, including critical thinking and communication, as well as an understanding of medical ethics and confidentiality.
Prepare for Medical Coding Certification
Our Medical Billing and Coding online program prepares you to take the CCA or CCS certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).1 For qualified students, the first attempt of the eligible exam is included in the total program costs.2 According to AHIMA, the CCA designation has been the national standard of achievement in health information management since 2002.
1The first attempt of the CCS exam may be included in lieu of the CCA if you can demonstrate a minimum of two years’ coding experience directly applying codes.
2The application fee for each qualified student’s first attempt at the CCA or CCS exam is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Health Systems
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Local & State Government
- Public & Community Health
- Social Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Program Entry Requirements
Enrolling students must complete and pass a criminal background check. Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
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How Much Could You Earn as a Medical Professional?
In-Demand Career Options for Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for medical records and health information professionals:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||$25,070||$29,940||$38,040||14%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. 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.
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
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Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
The application fee for each qualified student's first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.