Tacoma Community College
Medical billers and coders are in high demand, with more than one million practicing physicians in the United States rely on them to receive payment for their services. Opportunities are also on the rise with health insurance companies, specialty pharmacies, medical suppliers, and others, making this an excellent time to enter or transition into this field.
Developed by industry experts, our program is convenient, fast, and affordable, with many students completing in as few as 3 to 6 months. You'll gain in-demand job skills, as you learn about legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts, including HIPAA compliance, official coding guidelines, medical terminology, and third-party payer requirements. You will also come to understand all phases of the revenue cycle—from patient registration through medical coding, claims submission, reimbursement, and collections.
Prepares You for Certification – Certified Medical Records Specialists make an average of almost 18% more than non-certified ones, according to the 2022 AAPC Salary Survey. And with your completion of this course, you will be able to choose an exam voucher for one of three professional certifications that best aligns with your interests and career goals: the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by AAPC; the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by AHIMA; the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by NHA.
Located in Gig Harbor, WA, Tacoma Community College offers online career training programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations, and prepare you for certification testing in many areas, including Healthcare, Business, Trades & Construction, and Non-Coding IT.
Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective self-paced, web-based learning. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
Tacoma Community College Gig Harbor Campus, Gig Harbor, WA 98335