Medical Billing and Coding (Diploma) - Birmingham, Alabama
Pursue a career in Medical Billing and Coding in just 16 months! The Medical Billing and Coding program at Virginia College in Birmingham provides an education in the fundamentals of medical office billing protocols for a variety of healthcare settings.
Virginia College instructors provide specialized training in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). During your course of study, instructors also cover basic body anatomy, organs and systems to help students better understand the procedures being coded to support the accuracy of medical billing.
Our instructors have real-world experience in medical billing and coding and can explain the inner workings of complex processes and procedures. We offer practical training for work in a variety of healthcare settings including medical offices and clinics, outpatient and inpatient hospital facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and similar healthcare locations.
Hands-On Medical Billing and Coding Experience
During the Medical Billing and Coding program at Virginia College in Birmingham, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you learn in class to an actual workplace setting. You'll participate in an 11-week externship in a physician's office, clinic or similar healthcare facility supervised by a doctor, nurse or other health services professional. The externship experience provides valuable exposure to the actual day-to-day work of a medical billing and coding professional.
Upon successful completion of the Medical Billing and Coding diploma at Virginia College in Birmingham, qualified students may be eligible to sit for one or both of these certification exams: Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC). Although certification is not a requirement for employment in this career field, it does underscore the quality of your academic training and your commitment to a successful career as a Medical Billing and Coding professional.
Valuable Real-world Training
Birmingham's robust medical community offers a wide variety of externship options and future employment opportunities. Virginia College in Birmingham offers career planning and placement assistance.
Medical Billing and Coding graduates from Virginia College in Birmingham have gone on to work in a number of local healthcare facilities, including Management Health Solutions, Success EHS, Brookwood Hospital and others.
Learn more about a fulfilling career as a medical billing and coding professional in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. Complete the Request More Information form and take the first step toward your successful new career.
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.