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Medical Billing and Coding


Medical billing and coding programs prepare people to work in medical billing offices.

Medical billing and coding programs include topics such as:


In medical billing and coding programs, students may be able to specialize in:


Many career and technical schools as well as most community colleges and two-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in medical billing and coding. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A certificate program in medical coding and billing typically requires that you study courses such as the following:

Medical coding and billing programs generally include supervised work experience.

Things to Know

Office technology and medical knowledge change constantly. Expect to take classes throughout your career to keep your skills up to date.


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Big Bend Community College

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Walla Walla Community College (Clarkston)

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Bellevue College

Edmonds Community College

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Highline College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Renton Technical College

Shoreline Community College

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Olympic College

Spokane Area

Carrington College

Spokane Community College

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Bates Technical College

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Clark College

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Bellingham Technical College

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Perry Technical Institute

Yakima Valley College

Yakima Valley College (Grandview)