Medical & Dental Programs
Online Medical Billing and Coding
Students in SJVC’s online Medical Billing and Coding program learn to work in the administrative side of healthcare. Earn a Certificate in as few as 7 months or an Associate’s degree in as few as 15 months.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH
FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPTIONS
I love working in the medical field and absolutely love where I work right now. I really like my coworkers; some have worked in oncology for 15 years or more and are extremely passionate about it. I actually know about chemo infusion—one of the things they do there—because I have to get infusions for my autoimmune disease. It’s fulfilling to be part of someone’s treatment and road to hopefully recovery.
Ready to Do This?
Find your path in Medical Billing and Coding
Talk to an Admissions Advisor about your options and earn your online Certificate in as few as 7 months.
What Will I Learn?
Foundational Medical Office Skills
Medical Insurance Principles
CPR & First Aid
Patient Registration & Intake
Medical Billing and Coding are key drivers behind the modern health care industry. Without either field, health professionals would not be able to transfer important data and get paid for their services. Although people use medical billing and coding together, they are still two separate jobs.
Medical coders translate written copy–such as a patient’s diagnosis or patient prescriptions–into a numeric or alphanumeric code. For every medical case or injury, there is a corresponding code to match. Billing specialists then take the information from medical coders to make a bill or claim for the insurance company.1
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Upon completion of our Medical Billing and Coding program, the successful student will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in reviewing and assigning medical codes across a wide range of medical services
- Facilitate timely reimbursement by preparing and submitting claims with accurately assigned codes
- Use EHR/EMR systems to research, code, and abstract patient information and other coded data
- Support the efficient operation of a medical office by accurately reviewing, documenting, and maintaining patient financial records
- Effectively communicate with other medical professionals using correct medical and insurance terminology in written and oral communication
- Assist with patient registration and intake
- Provide CPR and First Aid
- Relate and apply concepts of communication, reasoning, critical analysis, ethical behavior, and appropriate interpersonal interaction to situations in his or her career and personal life
- Demonstrate the social skills, professional appearance, attitudes, and behavior that employers expect of all SJVC graduates
COST & FINANCIAL AID
Education is the most important investment you can make in your future. There is a financial plan available for everyone, including a broad range of financial assistance options. Visit SJVC’s Net Price Calculator to get personalized information on college costs and financial aid. Check out SJVC’s Academic Catalog to learn about program costs by campus and credential level. You also can talk to an Admissions Advisor to discuss the costs of your chosen program and schedule an appointment with an experienced financial aid officer. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
SJVC’s Medical Billing and Coding Certificate and Associate degree programs are available online.
ACCREDITATION & APPROVALS
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001.
The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5, – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (www.bppe.ca.gov).
View additional State Approvals for SJVC.
Check out our guide on a career in the Medical Billing and Coding field in California
Medical Billing and Coding is at the cornerstone of today’s health care revenue system, ensuring payers and patients reimburse providers for their services. One benefit of becoming a professional Biller or Coder is how quickly you can train to get started in the field. Many students earn their Certificate online, which allows them to work part-time as they study. Learn more about how you can train for a career in the Medical Billing and Coding field.
Ask one of our graduates about their SJVC experience and they’ll likely describe it as life-changing.
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