Medical Billing and Coding Program Bakersfield

Are you organized and detail-oriented? Do you thrive in an administrative setting? If you are looking for a career that offers both flexibility and stability even in a difficult job market, a career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist could be a great choice for you!

With High Desert Medical College’s Hybrid, Hands-on, and Online courses, you can get the training you need for this rewarding healthcare career in as few as 35 weeks!

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At High Desert Medical College, our Medical Billing and Coding program is designed to prepare students to enter the fast-growing administrative healthcare sector of the industry. Medical Billing and Coding Specialists are administrative healthcare professionals, performing critical tasks in support of doctors and medical practices. This 35-week program provides students with intensive training to learn the skills to perform important administrative tasks in medical billing and coding. Students in the Medical Billing and Coding program learn from professional instructors, and receive real-world on-the-job experience through an Externship.

Students in the Medical Billing and Coding program learn:

  • Comprehensive medical coding and billing procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Current medical software
  • Medical billing software
  • How to prepare and file insurance claims
  • How to analyze benefits
  • Trends in the insurance industry

    Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Medical Billing and Coding diploma, and CPR and First Aid Certification from the American Red Cross.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Medical Billing and Coding as among the fastest growing occupations over the 2020-2030 decade. Employment is projected to grow 9% – faster than the average job ranking. Medical and Billing Coders hold jobs in private medical and dental clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, private billing companies or public health departments in positions including Patient Account Representative, Billing Coordinator, Billing and Coding Specialist, and Medical Insurance Collection Specialist.

    • Career Development
    • Medical Office Procedures
    • Electronic Health Records
    • Medical Law and Ethics
    • Medical Billing and Coding
    • Externship

  • Total Weeks in Program: 35 Weeks for Morning/Afternoon classes and 42 Weeks for Evening classes
  • Semester Credit Hours: 43.35
  • Total Clock Hours: 920
  • Classroom Hours: 720
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 200
  • Teacher/Student ratio: 1/Class Lab 1/20
  • Graduates receive a Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding
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