Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
The accredited Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding program is a fully-online, six-course certificate program offered by Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions, one of the top medical billing and coding schools. It’s designed either for those wishing to enter the rapidly-growing medical billing and coding field, or those currently working in hospitals, clinics, medical offices, or insurance organizations who wish to take their skills and career opportunities to the next level.
Drexel's online medical billing and coding courses focus on the four most commonly used coding manuals—CPT, HCPCS, ICD-9-CM, and ICD-10—providing all the relevant, up-to-date information you need to take the national certification exams with confidence.
The skills you’ll learn are fully applicable to a wide array of positions, meet all industry requirements, and can be leveraged wherever you go, serving as a valuable foundation for future endeavors.
After completion, you'll qualify to sit for the following national certification exams:
- American Medical Billing Association - Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CRMS) Board Exam
- AAPC - Certified Professional Coder's (CPC®,) Certified Outpatient Coder (or CPC-HCOC™) [formerly CPC-H®,] Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™,) or Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) Board Exam
- American Health Information Management Association - Certified Coding Associate (CCA®,) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®,) or Certified Coding Specialist Physician-Based (CCS or CCS-P®) Board Exam - The CCS & CCS-P credentials require experience in addition to the education.
Earn credit toward a degree
Through completing the Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding, you'll earn 18 quarter credits that may be applied as free electives toward our fully-online BS in Health Services Administration program.
While it depends on the number of courses you take per quarter, most students complete this program within one year. However, you'll be prepared to sit for the associated certification exams after successful completion of Part II of any of the billing and coding courses. As a result, you can achieve national certification even before completing the program. Moreover, since the tuition for the program is based on the number of credits taken and not on the entire program, you're under no obligation to complete every class should you not wish to sit for every board exam.
On April 2, 2014 Modern Healthcare announced that President Obama signed the delay in implementation of ICD-10 into law. “President Barack Obama Tuesday signed into law legislation to give doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24% cut in their fees. A 64-35 Senate vote Monday cleared the measure through Congress. The law also delays nationwide implementation of the ICD-10 diagnostic codes until 2015.”
This program involves information about ICD-10-CM. At the time this program was designed, there was no reason to believe the implementation of ICD-10 would be delayed a second time. Due to the delay, we believe you, as the student, still need to understand diagnostic coding in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS. To help you with this understanding while avoiding the purchase of additional course material, we are including links to the ICD-10-CM code set. The need to know and understand ICD-10-CM is still required as the implementation of ICD-10 is only delayed, not cancelled.
If you’re looking for an accelerated medical coding training program that can take your career to new heights and won’t interfere with your current schedule, look no further. Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is one of the most prestigious medical coding training schools in the country, and its fully-online, six-course program is nationally-renowned for helping current and returning students become qualified experts in record time.
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This program is only available on a part-time basis.
State restrictions may apply to some programs.
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
|MBC 201||Medical Billing I||3.0|
|MBC 202||Medical Billing II||3.0|
|MBC 301||Physician-Based Medical Coding I||3.0|
|MBC 302||Physician-Based Medical Coding II||3.0|
|MBC 303||Hospital-Based Medical Coding I||3.0|
|MBC 304||Hospital-Based Medical Coding II||3.0|
|If you've placed out of any of the above courses, you can substitute any of the following courses (provided that the prerequisites are met):|
|Medical Terminology for Billers and Coders|
|Medical Billing Software|
|Physician-Based Chart Auditing|
|Hospital-Based Case Studies|
- A high school diploma
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.
The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $834 per credit.
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
- When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.
2018-2019 Academic Year
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2017-2018 Academic Year
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