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Medical Billing and Coding

Next Start Date:
January 6, 2020

Diploma
8-month program

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Certification Prep Included

We’ll help you prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification, the industry standard for medical billing and coding in healthcare settings.

2018 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*

$40,350

Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $26,550 or less

2018-28 projected growth*

23,100

New Jobs

+11% Growth

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited 9/10/2019).

Program Highlights

As a medical billing and coding specialist, you’ll keep the business aspects of a healthcare facility running smoothly. Your ability to properly bill and code medical procedures will help healthcare facilities positively serve their patients.

Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to proficiently identify components and use correct medical terminology of body systems, utilize proper ICD-10-CM/CPT/HCPCS coding, and determine the correct application of health insurance forms and documents.

You’ll receive preparation and testing for the Certified Professional Coder certification (CPC®) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

  • 8-month diploma program
  • 3 days on campus + additional virtual coursework per week
  • 760 classroom hours
  • 48 credits

You’ll get the chance to see what it’s like to work in real healthcare settings as you practice medical billing and coding scenarios. This program includes 200 hours of practicum experience so you can feel what it’s like to work in actual hospitals and clinics when we connect you with one of our healthcare partner facilities.

Course software includes:

  • Perfect Medical Office

The thought of paying for school can feel overwhelming. Institutional grants and scholarships can be a great way to reduce your student loan debt and relieve some of the financial burden. You can see if you qualify through financial aid counseling at no additional cost including:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on your loan servicer
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment
  • Information on scholarships and grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by Zenith Education Group — who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Give us a call to see what your financial aid options are and we can help you get started (888) 223-8556.


Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will spend 3 days on campus, where you can practice hands-on skills and ask your instructor questions. Complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace, and on your own time.

All-Inclusive Tuition for Medical Billing & Coding Students

As a medical billing and coding student, you’ll receive an iPad (which is yours to keep after graduating) to help you with your online coursework as well as prepare you to work in a modern office. All-inclusive tuition also covers your books, Altierus branded backpack and school scrubs, as well as test preparation and fees for your Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam.

What You'll Learn

  • Current procedural coding
  • Diagnostic coding
  • Medical terminology
  • Professional/office skills
  • Anatomy and physiology fundamentals
  • Claims processing/collection strategies

Sample Courses

  • Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  • Genitourinary System
  • Integumentary and Endocrine Systems, and Pathology
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems
  • Sensory and Nervous Systems, and Psychology

Throughout this module, you will identify the components of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems. Focus will also be placed on the correct usage of medical terminology related to these systems.

Throughout this module, you will identify the components of the genitourinary system. You’ll also utilize the proper ICD-10-CM/CPT/HCPCS coding, work through the insurance process, and become proficient using medical office technology in this module.

Throughout this module, you will identify the components of the integumentary and endocrine systems. Focus will also be placed on the correct usage of medical terminology related to these systems.

Throughout this module, you will identify the components of the musculoskeletal system. You’ll also utilize the proper ICD-10-CM/CPT/HCPCS coding, work through the insurance process, and become proficient using medical office technology in this module.

Throughout this module, you will identify the components of the Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems. Focus will also be placed on the correct usage of medical terminology related to these systems.

Throughout this module, you will identify the components of the Sensory and Nervous Systems, and Psychology. You will also utilize the proper ICD-10-CM/CPT/HCPCS coding, work through the insurance process, and become proficient using medical office technology in this module.

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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures


FL - Tampa

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GA - Norcross

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TX - Houston Bissonnet

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