Students in SJVC’s online Medical Billing and Coding learn to work in the administrative side of health care. Earn a certificate or associate’s degree in as few as 7 months.
About the Program
What Will I Learn?
Students in SJVC’s Medical Billing and Coding online program learn translatable, career-specific skills that will help prepare them to work on the administrative side of healthcare. Upon completion of this 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
- 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 (BLS-HCP) and First Aid
Enroll in SJVC’s Medical Billing and Coding online program to learn the skills employers look for, including:
- Medical insurance principles
- Insurance claims management
- Diagnostic and procedural medical coding (CPT/HCPCS)
- Structural anatomy and medical terminology
- Effective communication tactics
- Foundational medical office skills
Is Medical Billing and Coding in Demand?
Well-trained personnel are in demand to work for hospitals, insurance companies, medical and dental offices, healthcare clinics and more. Medical billing and coding specialists are needed to help organize and manage health information, which means the demand for these positions will increase over the next decade due to the aging population in the United States requiring more medical services, per the BLS.
How to Enroll in the Medical Billing and Coding Online Course Program
If you want to prepare for a new career, take the first step and apply in SJVC’s Medical Billing and Coding online program. You can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 7 months or an Associate of Science degree in as few as 15 months, with the convenience and flexibility of going to school online.
SJVC’s Medical Billing & Coding program is conveniently available:
Accreditation & Approvals
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001.
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).
Read Our Career Guide On Medical Billing and Coding
Medical billing and coding are at the cornerstone of today’s health care revenue system, ensuring payers and patients reimburse providers for their services.
Medical Billing and Coding Program FAQs
What is medical billing and coding?
Medical billing and coding is the practice of organizing, managing, and coding health information data so that it can be tracked in electronic records and submitted to insurance companies for payment.
What does someone working in medical billing and coding do?
Medical office specialists or medical secretaries trained in medical billing and coding help organize and manage health information and help manage billing for medical practices. They may transcribe provider’s recommendations and diagnoses into medical records, complete insurance or other claim forms, and perform bookkeeping duties, such as credits or collections, preparing and sending financial statements or bills, and keeping financial records.3
Where can I work after learning medical billing and coding?
Medical office specialists or medical secretaries trained in medical billing and coding work in healthcare settings like physicians’ offices.
How long is an online medical biller and coder program?
SJVC’s Medical Billing and Coding program can be completed online in as few as seven months. Students pursuing a Certificate of Completion can do so in as few as seven months, while those seeking an Associate of Science Degree can do so in as few as 15 months.
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