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Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Online Diploma

8 Mo.

Program length


Online

Format

25

Credits


$13,130

Total Tuition

Become a billing and coding specialist in less than a year

  • Transfer up to 18 approved credits into a higher degree
  • Course designed to help you prepare for the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBSC) certification exam upon graduation
  • Discover pathways to further your allied health education: including an associate degree in medical billing and coding, and additional bachelor’s degree options
Waived enrollment fee Classes start May 10th
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Begin your new career in medical billing and coding

Take your life in a new, exciting direction and make a real impact in the delivery of healthcare. The field of medical billing and coding offers you opportunity to get a good job and begin walking a rewarding new career path.

Go back to school and begin building skills to grow your career in the vital field of health information. Our Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding program is designed to help you get a fast start in medical billing and coding:

  • Learn online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom: on your schedule, at your pace
  • Class topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, insurance claims, processing and adjudication, and the healthcare revenue cycle
  • Coding courses cover CPT, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and HCPCS codes
  • Interested primarily in medical coding? Consider our coding-focused medical coding diploma program
  • Discover educational pathways built to help you continue advancing your career – continue your education with an associate degree or transition into related allied health tracks

Complete the program in less than a year and become qualified for your first entry-level job. With Herzing University your bright future in billing and coding IS possible.

Classes Start May 10th

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Curriculum

Classes & curriculum details

Begin your medical billing and coding education by building a strong foundation with introductory training in critical topics such as anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology.

All classes are delivered online.

ProgramMonths*Credits
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist (DIBCS)825

*Average number of months for students to complete program

Program availability varies by location

Required Courses

All courses, 25.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Tuition & Cost

8 months | 25 credits

$13,130 total tuition

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Tuition & Cost

With Herzing University, an affordable, career-focused education is within your reach. We are always striving to make college more affordable for everyone.

Opportunities for financial aid include:

Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Enrollment prerequisites for the Herzing University Insurance Billing and Coding diploma program include:

  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Achieve the minimum score on one of several options for entrance testing, including the Wonderlic, ACT or SAT.
  • Meet with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Fill out an enrollment application

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Certifications

What certifications will I be eligible for?

Graduate with a diploma in insurance billing and coding and you’ll be prepared to take three key certification exams, among others:1

  • 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).

Herzing University’s curriculum includes a course dedicated to help you prep for the exam of your choice, including didactic training and practice test materials.

Additional certification eligibility

After completing your training in a diploma 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.

Classes Start May 10th

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Careers

What jobs can I earn with a diploma?

Earning a diploma in medical billing and coding can open doors to entry-level positions in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, and many other types of healthcare facilities.

Graduate with a diploma and you can qualify for many different types of jobs in billing and coding (titles vary by employer):

  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Billing Specialist

How can I advance my career? Billing and coding represents a steppingstone to many different career paths. You may consider degree pathways in health sciences or healthcare administration—or emphasize in the field of health information in a health information management program.

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.

Take the first step into a new, growing career field with Herzing University. In less than one year you can position yourself well to compete for entry-level jobs in high demand.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical records technicians earn an average salary of $46,590 per year ($22.40 per hour).*

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

Yes!

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

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.

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.

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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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

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* Based on student accepting awarded scholarship and completing the program within two semesters.

1. Certification in this program is not a state requirement.

** 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.

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