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28 Weeks


$27,000 - $51,000

Average Starting Salary

What Does It Mean To Earn Your Certification As A Medical Coding And Billing Specialist?

MedCerts’ 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.


This certification ensures individuals can:

  • Accurately locate documentation in the patient record to support coding and billing processes
  • Submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures
  • Review patient records and assign numerical codes for each diagnosis and procedure
  • Specialize in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, or specialty centers
  • Provide practical application of coding operative reports and evaluation and management services


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the issuing authority for several credentials related to health information management, such as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is the professional body that represents and advocates for physician assistants across the United States, although it does not issue certifications.

The American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) is the issuing authority for certifications across a range of healthcare professions, such as Phlebotomy Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Patient Care Technician.

Select The Right Training Program For Your Goals

Medical Coding And Billing Specialist

Our comprehensive online Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to accurately translate patient information, medical procedures, and services into universally accepted codes for billing purposes, ensuring efficient reimbursement processes while adhering to healthcare regulations and compliance standards.


April is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options, and succeed! Get in touch with her to learn more about the program, Professional Workforce Development, and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

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