Medical Billing and Coding Dual Certification
Medical billing and coding are the processes of submitting and tracking medical claims with insurance providers. They are an essential part of the healthcare industry and ensure providers are paid accurately and on time for their services.
Medical billing and coding professionals are responsible for ensuring that all information on a claim is correct, including the patient's diagnosis, the procedures performed, and the dates of service. They also track payments from insurance companies and follow up on any unpaid claims.
Some specific duties fall under each profession. Billers are responsible for submitting claims to insurance providers, while coders are responsible for translating medical procedures into codes insurers can understand.
Bryant & Stratton College offers separate certificates in both medical billing and medical coding. This dual certificate allows you to combine both to level up your skills more quickly and easily.
Why Pursue A Dual Certificate in Billing and Coding?
There are several benefits to pursuing a dual certificate in medical billing and coding. First, it can make you more marketable to potential employers. Having expertise in both billing and coding skills makes you a stronger job candidate since you can perform both jobs effectively. Earning a dual certificate demonstrates a commitment to your career and shows you are willing to invest in your professional development.
Whether you're interested in pursuing a career in medical billing and coding or are already working in the field and want to improve your skills, consider enrolling in a dual certificate program. With the proper training, you can become a valuable asset to almost any healthcare organization.
The Medical Billing and Coding Dual Certificate Program will prepare students for certification with the AAPC for the Certified Professional Coder and the Certified Professional Biller. Dual certification can prepare students for multiple career opportunities within the healthcare field. The benefit of dual certification under the AAPC is that it allows students to manage their credentials under one organization. Upon graduation, students will have knowledge of:
- Introductory and advanced billing and coding practices
- Key medical terminology
- How to assign standard codes using CPT®, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM classification systems
Medical Billing & Coding Dual Certificate Courses:
Students take classes consecutively and typically have some time between the coding class and the billing class to prepare for their exams. One benefit of the combined program is that three courses shared by both certificates are completed at the same time.
- Clinical Foundations I
- Clinical Foundations II
- Introduction to Coding
- AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC)
- AAPC Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)
Detailed information for each certificate can be found here: