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Program Overview

This 4-month Medical Billing and Coding Certificate course prepares students for entry-level healthcare billing and coding positions.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to apply for positions in hospital billing departments, physician practices, and insurance companies.

Instructional Format: Face-to-face class meetings.

Program Contacts:

Tiffany Hanes

Director - Allied Health Programs

Workforce Certificate Courses

Medical Billing & Coding

OST-3150 Medical Billing and Coding

Certification Testing:

Learning Outcomes

Medical Billing and Coding students will:

  • Be proficient using medical terminology and vocabulary unique to the medical profession.
  • Understand various classification methods for coding patient information needed for insurance reimbursement and patient medical history.
  • Be able to identify and examine the five major health insurance carriers.
  • Be able to complete claim forms for each of the major health insurance carriers.
  • Be able to code medical services and diagnoses using ICD, CPT, HCPCS coding books with correct definition, spelling, and pronunciation of body systems.

Program Costs

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students for Workforce, Technologies & Community Education (WTCE) certifications and courses.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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