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The Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding is a fully online, six-course certificate program offered by Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions. It is designed for individuals who either wish to enter the medical billing and coding field or for those who currently work in hospitals, clinics, medical offices, or insurance organizations and would like to enhance their skills and career opportunities. Students will learn principles of medical billing and coding related to the three main coding manuals: CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM (Please Note: ICD-10 will begin being implemented in October 2014). Additionally, completion of this program will qualify students to sit for the following national certification exams:
Students who complete this program will earn 18 quarter credits (or 12 semester credits). For those currently holding 90 transferable quarter credits (or 60 transferable semester credits), the 18 quarter credits earned from this program may be applied as free electives toward the 180 quarter credits (or 120 semester credits) required for the fully online BS in Health Services Administration degree.
While it depends on the number of classes you take per quarter, most students complete this program in one academic year. At the same time, the program can prepare you to sit for the certification exams after successful completion of Parts 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 are under no obligation to complete every class.
Please Note: Students may enroll in this program only on a part-time basis.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for all terms. Apply today! See admissions criteria for specific supplemental materials required.