Well, since some schools offering medical billing courses do allow you to “complete at your own pace” it is theoretically possible to complete one in 4 weeks. More realistically, some colleges will allow you to train for your medical coding certificate in about 6-8 weeks. You could go on to earn a diploma in about a year or an associate’s degree in about 2 years, if you choose.
Certification is generally not required to be a medical biller or CCS. However, getting certified is highly regarded and recommended because most healthcare facilities prefer coders and billers to be certified. The prerequisite to getting the right education is a high school diploma or GED.
Billing or coding courses include classes like:
- Medical terminology
- Medical codes
- Procedure and supply
And laws such as the HIPAA, Affordable Care Act, Fair Debt Collection Act and the False Claims Act will be covered.
Featured Schools with Online Medical Billing & Coding Courses
- Miller Motte College
- UEI College
- Remington College
- Vista College
- Southern Careers Institute
- Porter & Chester
- Berkeley College
- Brookline College
Most schools listed on this site offer some online classes, so you are not restricted as to which you sign up through. Use the course search application to find the choices available in your area. Listed colleges are accredited and have financial aid assistance if you qualify.