Medical Billing & Coding Career Diploma

Train outplaced and incumbent employees for roles in Medical Billing and Coding with readiness for the CPC, CBCS or CCA certification exams in as little as 6-9 months.

Program Overview

The Penn Foster Medical Billing and Coding diploma program properly prepares students to become medical billing and coding specialists by sequencing coding courses at the Basic and Intermediate levels before introducing advanced coding as part of the Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review.  Coursework is based on the actual CPC test, so students feel ready to tackle the next step after their training: Medical Billing and Coding certification.

Trained medical billing and coding professionals find jobs in a variety of healthcare environments, such as offices of physicians, hospitals, insurance and administrative companies, and skilled nursing facilities.  Penn Foster alumni have secured jobs at companies like United Healthcare/Optum, Cleveland Clinic, and Davita. 

Certification Exam Preparation:

  • The program prepares learners for several industry-recognized certification exams, such as:

    • CPC (AAPC)     
    • CBCS (NHA)    
    • CCA exam (by AHIMA)
  • Curriculum includes ICD-10 coding courses at Basic and Intermediate levels
  • Advanced coding lessons are included in the certification exam reviews
  • Course content is updated annually, ensuring students learn the latest codes
Average Completion Time: 6-9 Months 

Skills & Features

Skills Covered:

  • Confidentiality law & regulations
  • Bill & reimbursement processes
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical terminology & body systems
  • Pathology & pharmacology
  • Procedure coding including:  ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, HCPCS Level I, and HCPCS Level II

  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more

Certification Exam Pass Rate:

  • NHA CBCS Exam: 89% Pass Rate (+7% over national average)