The Medical Billing and Coding Program is for:
- Students interested in keeping records, calculating patient charges, and reviewing files.
- Individuals who are interested in being Medical Coders that determine codes for physician procedures and diagnosis using ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding protocols for third-party billing purposes.
- Students with a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
After obtaining practical work experience (six months to two years), students who complete the Medical Billing and Coding Program may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; or other National Certification Exams.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program.
The program instructor is a Certified Professional Coder in the field and is familiar with the requirements of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)-Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) – Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
The Medical Billing and Coding Program cost is $2,650 (including all electronic program materials).
This program is presented in partnership with a third-party provider and is not taught by Cal State LA faculty nor affiliated with a campus academic department. Courses offered by third-party providers are not degree-eligible.
This accelerated program is not accredited and does not include the certification exam.
Cal State LA and the local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) are working together to ensure that our state has a well-trained and sustainable workforce. If you have been laid off due to poor economic conditions, company closure, or mass layoff, you may be eligible to receive free career development training.
To find out if you qualify for paid training, contact your local American Job Center (formerly One-Stop Center) to have them determine your eligibility to receive free training. Be sure to mention that you want to take classes through the College of Professional and Global Education at Cal State LA. Visit CareerOneStop to find your nearest American Job Center or call 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) for more information. Important: You must contact your local American Job Center for application and approval first. Free enrollment in our WIB-approved programs is not available without prior written approval.