Certificate Program

Medical Coding and Billing Professional

Open doors to a rewarding new career! Earn your Medical Coding and Billing Professional certificate and acquire the expertise needed to navigate intricate billing systems and ensure precise reimbursement for medical treatment. Fast-track your way to a new career in as little as 7 months!

About the Medical Coding and Billing Professional Certificate

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Course length

28 weeks

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Time commitment

15-20

hours per week

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Salary Range

$28 - $56K

(entry level)
Tuition - $4,000*

*You can pay as little as $267 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

Regis College's Medical Coding and Billing Professional program covers foundational, intermediate, and professional-level topics to allow graduates a clear pathway towards a rewarding career in billing and coding, primarily in a physician office-based environment. This 28-week online dual-certification program provides training in areas including Human Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Insurance Billing and Coding Essentials, and Medical Coding. Dual certification with MCBC and CPC-A or CCS-P can increase marketability, flexibility, and opportunity in the field of medical coding and insurance reimbursement in the outpatient setting.

The primary objective for this program is to give the student the tools needed to successfully pass the MCBC examination. Once MCBC-certified, students are eligible for the optional, but valuable, CPC or CCS-P certification, both of which are considered the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings. Those who pass the CPC examination earn the credential CPC-A. When the CPC-A (apprentice) is ultimately combined with one (1) year of practical coding experience, the individual earns the full CPC designation. Medical Coders holding professional-level certifications are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders.

Accreditation

Medical Coder and Biller Certification (MCBC) by American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), Certified Professional Medical Coder Certification (CPC-A) by American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Certified Coding-Specialist-based (CCS-P) by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Did you know?

Medical record specialists in Massachusetts earn a salary of $58,580 on average.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Is This Medical Coding and Billing Professional Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Are you interested in the financial side of the health care industry and ensuring accurate billing processes?
  • Do you have a knack for detail and precision, as well as a love for working with numbers and codes?
  • Are you eager to learn the intricacies of medical coding and billing practices?
  • Do you see yourself as an essential part of health care finance, contributing to the financial stability of health care organizations?
  • Are you excited about staying updated with ever-evolving health care regulations and coding systems?
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Potential Careers

Upon completing your certificate and earning your credential, you will be prepared for exciting new roles, such as:

  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Coding Auditor
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Revenue Cycle Specialist
  • Health Information Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Medical Coding Instructor

This Program is a Great Fit For:

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

Why Regis College?

For nearly 100 years, Regis College has empowered students to succeed academically, serve, and lead. Certificate programs through the Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offer:

  • Icon of a check mark Self-paced coursework
  • Icon of a check mark Online learning formats
  • Icon of a check mark Reputable career credentials
  • Icon of a check mark Skills for in-demand jobs
  • Icon of a check mark Specialized knowledge
  • Icon of a check mark Potential for higher salary
  • Icon of a check mark Degree completion pathways
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Testimonials

The courses online were great

"My two favorite parts of the course were, first, the simulations, which make you feel like you’re getting used to a new career. I also liked the go-at-your-own pace learning. It’s nice to know you can take a second, regroup, and try it all over again. For someone who’s going to school later in life, it was great."

Courtney Rosati
The MedCerts program was very easy to follow

"The certificate program taught me a lot about the physiology of the heart, more in-depth stuff I didn’t know. It gave me a better understanding of what I was looking at with the EKGs. I’m one of the more informed technicians at my current job because of this course."

James DeVogel
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Funding Options Are Available

The Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offers affordable and flexible pay-as-you-go options to make earning a professional certificate a reality for as many students as possible. Some certificate earners may even be eligible for tuition assistance through their employer.