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Medical Billing and Coding
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Become a billing and coding specialist online

  • 100% online classes you can take right at home
  • Choose your educational path: diploma and associate degree options available
  • Typical program length: 8-20 months
  • Transfer up to 45 approved credits into a higher degree
  • Become eligible for several billing and coding certifications from NHA, AHIMA, and AAPC
  • Discover bachelor’s degree pathways to further your allied health college education
Waived enrollment fee Classes start July 12th
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Build your career in billing and coding with Herzing

Medical billing and coding is a growing, evolving field requiring both specialists and broadly skilled professionals capable of proficiently facilitating the revenue cycle. Discover the rewarding healthcare career you’ve always wanted, working behind the scenes as a key member of a healthcare team.

Go back to school and get the training necessary to become a vital asset to healthcare organizations of all kinds, including hospitals, clinics and physician’s offices. With Herzing University, the classroom is always near—you can complete the program online from the comfort of your own home.

  • Take classes online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom: on your schedule, at your pace
  • Create your timeline: start fast with a diploma or invest in yourself in an associate degree program
  • Broaden your education in both insurance billing and coding, or focus your study in medical coding in our Medical Coding program
  • Become eligible to potentially sit for 8 different certifications, including the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBSC), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Transfer course credit earned into several potential degree pathways to further your college education and continue advancing your healthcare career

With Herzing University your career as a medical billing and coding specialist IS possible.

Classes Start June 7th

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Pathways

Follow your career pathway with Herzing

Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding Program

Get a fast start in billing and coding and qualify for entry-level positions in as few as 8 months.

Associate Degree in Medical Billing and Coding Program

Earn a degree and build a strong foundation to advance your career in medical billing and coding.

Medical Coding Training Program Online

Narrow your study to medical coding and become an advanced coder – diploma and degree options available.

Medical billing vs. coding

You may be considering a role as a medical billing and coding specialist. With enough education and experience you can potentially excel wearing both hats.

However, healthcare revenue cycle management takes both medical billing and medical coding—and the jobs are different.

There are separate career opportunities down both tracks, especially in regard to entry-level positions in larger institutions.

If you consider yourself more introverted (and not as enthusiastic about working with patients!) you may be a better fit for a dedicated medical coding program.

Certifications

Certification eligibility

Our curriculum provides preparation for three top industry certification exams, among others:

  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Every employer has their own requirements for certifications when evaluating for new hires. Becoming certified can really help your resume stand out from the rest.

The training you receive as a student in our diploma or degree program can help you qualify for many additional certifications in the field of billing and coding. Our goal is to help you discover the career path that’s right for you. Earning industry certifications is a great way to emphasize your specialty.1

Additional certifications

After completing the program, you can also become eligible for several other billing and coding certifications:*

  • Certified Professional Biller (CPB)
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P)
  • Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)
  • Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)

* Preparation for these specific certification exams is not part of our curriculum. But your training can help you qualify for certifications in areas of your choosing.

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Find out which degree program is right for you. Call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's programs.

Possibilities

Your billing and coding career begins here

Step one to pursuing a career in medical billing and coding is getting educated. There are many job possibilities in the field, including unique jobs in either billing or coding, or hybrid positions covering both specialties. Our goal is to provide you with a tailored educational pathway, leaving you free to pursue the best career path for you.

Job possibilities in billing and coding include (titles vary by employer):

  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Coder
  • Medical Billing Specialist

How can I advance my career? Healthcare offers many options for career advancement beyond billing and coding. Degree pathways with Herzing University include health sciences, healthcare administration, and health information management.

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to rise 8% from 2019-2029, faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.

Position yourself well for career growth in the field of medical billing and coding. Your first step is earning the education you need to compete for the job you really want.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes!

The Herzing University Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist program features 100% online coursework with an optional internship or search project.

Medical billers are an important part of the healthcare revenue cycle management process. Medical billers work with medical coders to ensure that providers are paid appropriately for medical services rendered. Billers are responsible for:

  • Sending information to the appropriate patients, insurance companies, doctors and medical facilities
  • Processing insurance claims for billing and pursuing payment
  • Following claims to ensure reimbursement is occurring

There isn’t always a firm requirement for license or certification, and there are no state requirements. Requirements will vary by employer. However, earning certification to become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) can help you earn an edge over the competition and get the job you really want.

Herzing University offers several undergraduate healthcare degree and diploma options that you may earn online, in addition to medical coding and billing:

Each program is positioned uniquely to build a foundation for you to pursue the type of job in healthcare you’re looking for—whether it’s directly caring for patients, focusing on day-to-day administrative tasks or leading the way in a managerial role.

Your first step is to get educated. Enrolling in Herzing’s Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist program will put you on track to graduate with the education you need in 8-20 months.

We are your lifelong learning partner—ready to help you take the first big step towards your new career in healthcare.

According to 2020 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical records technicians earn an average salary of $48,270 per year ($23.21 per hour).*

While software can automate certain tasks in a medical biller’s day-to-day workflow, there is still need for the human element in the medical billing process, including case-by-case decision making and interpersonal communication.

According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for billing and posting clerks is expected to increase 10% from 2018-2028, higher than the average across all U.S. occupations.

You can find an estimate for our medical billing and coding program options by using the Herzing University Tuition Wizard.

Our goal is to provide you with an affordable, career-focused education. We have many options for financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans or student employment.

With enough experience in the field, many medical billers may find jobs with the option to work from home. However, it can be difficult to find entry-level work-from-home positions. Expect to work your way towards qualifying for these competitive positions after graduating with a degree or diploma.

As a medical insurance billing specialist, you can typically expect a 40-hour work week in an office environment such as a healthcare facility or agency setting. Full-time Medical Insurance Billing Specialists may receive a comprehensive benefit package that includes health insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement savings plan such as profit-sharing or 401(k). Some employers have part-time opportunities available as well.

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The goal of this program is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the content of the medical record as well as extensive training in anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. This program will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding to analyze medical records and assign codes to classify diagnoses and procedures while applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct. The program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a medical biller and/or medical coder in a hospital, clinic, physician's office, or other healthcare facility.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography and degree field, affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salary.

"When you leave Herzing, it's clear that they want you to have the skills, confidence and integrity to make your field better."

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