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Medical Billing and Coding

Certificate Program

The California State University, East Bay Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding gives individuals interested in healthcare careers the necessary skills to obtain a position as a medical biller or coder in a hospital, medical clinic, physician's office, or insurance company.

Those who follow Cal State East Bay's certificate program with the suggested practical work experience may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Exam, the Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice), the American Health Information Management Association's Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam and/or other national certification exams.

Taught by nationally certified coders, the program is held at both our Concord and Oakland facilities, making classes easily accessible for those who live or work in San Francisco or the East Bay Area.

Program Objectives

  • To provide graduates the skills needed to complete common insurance forms.
  • To give graduates the skills required to solve insurance problems.
  • To give graduates familiarity with CPT, ICD-9, and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements.
  • To provide graduates an understanding of how to manually file claims using the CPT and ICD-9 manuals.
  • To give students familiarity with how to find the service and codes using the CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS manuals.
  • To equip graduates with expertise in tracing delinquent claims, appealing denied claims, and using generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who seek careers in the healthcare field.
  • Individuals who seek to become medical billing and coding specialists.

Prerequisite

  • Medical Terminology

Program Highlights

Type of degree conferred: Certificate
Number of courses: 1 course
Minimum program length: 12 weeks/80 hours
Tuition costs (estimated): $2,178
(Tuition fees are subject to change at any time)