Medical Billing and Coding Program in Downtown LA

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Alternative instruction will continue for Fall 2020 semester.  Students should remain in communication with their instructors and follow their instructions. 

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Program Description

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Medical Billing and Coding Program is an 80-hour billing and coding course that offers the skills needed to resolve insurance billing problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. 

After obtaining practical work experience (six months to two years), students who complete this course 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.

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 with third-party providers are not degree-eligible. 

Participate in one of our upcoming webinar information sessions.

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Who Should Enroll?

  • Students interested in keeping records, calculating patient charges and review files 
  • Individuals 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

​Webinars

Register for a live webinar OR to view/listen to a pre-recorded Medical and Billing program webinar presentation here.

The Instructor

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.

Tuition & Fees

Total Program Cost: $2,650 (includes all course materials)

Course materials will be mailed directly to you approximately two weeks before the program begins. Please make sure you type your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone number correctly during registration. If your mailing address changes, please email us immediately at [email protected] with the correct mailing address.

Financial Assistance

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 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.

Federal financial aid is not currently available for the Medical Billing and Coding Program. However, you can apply for a private student loan here.

Job Training Assistance

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 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.

Approved Programs Offered by Cal State LA:

Medical Billing and Coding

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration Certificate

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Certificate in Project Management 

Pharmacy Technician

Program Schedule

View/download the Spring 2021 Medical Billing and Coding Schedule here.

Enroll/Register

The Spring 2021 program will meet via Zoom on the listed times and dates within the program schedule. The instructor and participants will actively engage in live discussions and lectures. Login information will be emailed from [email protected] a week before the program begins. As a result, it is required that you register by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021, to ensure you receive all crucial information before the start of the program. 

Course materials will be mailed directly to you. Please make sure you type your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone number correctly.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration will open on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Enroll in the Spring 2021 Medical Billing and Coding program here.

Contact

For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.