Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding

Certificate Level: Undergraduate
Admission Requirements: High school transcript minimum
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.0713
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-2071
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This online certificate program is designed for those who want to begin medical billing, coding, and medical record auditing careers or prepare for certification exams in these areas. Students will learn principles of medical billing and coding related to the three main coding manuals: CPT, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and HCPCS. The curriculum covers principles of medical billing and coding for in-patient and outpatient hospitals.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
MBC 201Medical Billing I3.0
MBC 202Medical Billing II3.0
MBC 301Physician-Based Medical Coding I3.0
MBC 302Physician-Based Medical Coding II3.0
MBC 303Hospital-Based Medical Coding I3.0
MBC 304Hospital-Based Medical Coding II3.0
If a student has placed out of any of the above courses, he or she can substitute any of the following courses (provided that the prerequisites are met):
Medical Terminology for Billers and Coders
Medical Billing Software
Physician-Based Chart Auditing
Hospital-Based Case Studies
Total Credits18.0

Additional Information


Drexel University Online
Email:  DUonline@drexel.com

Phone:  877-215-0009

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