Medical Billing and Coding Professional - Certification Program
Become a Medical Billing and Coding Professional. Get the Practical Skills Needed For a Successful Career in as Little as 40 Weeks.
The Medical Billing and Coding Professional Certification at MTI College at Sacramento prepares students to enter the medical industry. Students are given the knowledge and training to build a solid foundation and enter employment with confidence.
The majority of classes are completed remotely, with minimal mandatory on-campus attendance. Learn More
Medical Billing and Coding Professional Certification Program at MTI College in Sacramento, California
Our job training prepares you to join a team of healthcare professionals. Medical billing and coding is a part of a growing healthcare industry. That is why our classes teach you what you need to know to land the perfect medical billing and coding job. Whether you want to spend your time in a traditional medical office or you want to work from home, billers and coders have many options.
In about 54 weeks, you can become a certified medical biller and coder. Review our course and industry information to see if Medical Billing and Coding School at MTI is right for you. Fill out an information or tour request form to get started today.
Next Start Dates:
|June 27, 2022||Medical Billing and Coding|
|August 8, 2022||Medical Billing and Coding|
|September 19, 2022||Medical Billing and Coding|
|October 31, 2022||Medical Billing and Coding|
Demand for Medical Billing Specialists
The Bureau of Labor Statistics project jobs in the Medical Records and Health Information Technician industry will grow about 9% between 2020 and 2030. About 37,100 jobs will be added in that time, This job growth will be faster than most jobs in the US.
Note: The data provided above are from a source unaffiliated with MTI College, are for informational purposes only and represent the employment field as a whole. They are not solely specific to MTI graduates and, by providing the above information, MTI makes no representation, direct or implied, or opinion regarding employability.
What drives the demand for health information experts?
Three major factors contributing to this growth are:
- An aging population with increased medical care needs
- The widespread use of Electronic Health Records (EHR)
- Healthcare workers leaving the field to pursue other interests
This need for dedicated employees with a billing and coding certification means in-demand work for future medical records specialists.
If you think it is time to start a rewarding new career in the medical field, our admissions team will help you pick the best day or night class for your busy schedule. Call today to learn about our exciting Medical Billing and Coding courses!
Billing and Coding Certifications
We prepare MTI graduates to test for:
- Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) exam offered by the AMBA (American Medical Billing Association).
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association).
These industry recognized credentials make our certified MTI graduates sought-after in a competitive job market.
Since 2000, the CMRS has been the longest standing and most thorough exam for professional medical billers. Created for medical coders in 2002, the CCA is a nationally recognized standard of achievement in the health information management field.
What Will You Learn in the MTI Medical Billing and Coding Program?
Medical Billing and Coding courses cover the practical skills and knowledge you need successfully work in the industry. Read more for an overview of each topic.
- Insurance billing, insurance claims, and insurance companies
- Medical terminology, medical records, and medical coding
- Medisoft practice management software
- Electronic Health Records (EHR)
- Administrative office duties and computer skills
- Problem solving and organizational best practices
- Much more
For more information about medical billing and coding training at MTI College of Sacramento, fill out the easy Request Information form today!
What Our Students Say About Our Billing and Coding Training
How Much Can You Earn as a Medical Biller and Coder?
According to October 2021 data by ZipRecruiter, remote medical coders and billers earn an average annual salary of between $49,916 and $57,426 in California. The bottom 25% of medical coders in California in 2021 earned $34,409 to $47,680. The top 25% of medical billing and coding jobs in California in 2021 paid between $60,953 and $83,072, according to ZipRecruiter.
According to May 2021 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean average salary for medical billers and coders in California was $55,020.
What Job Opportunities Exist For Medical Billers and Coders?
Students who get a Billing and Coding certification have many career options, including:
- Medical Records Coordinator
- Medical Records and Health Information Technician
- Insurance Claims Specialist
- Medical Coding Specialist
- Medical Billing Specialist
- Health Information Specialist
- Medical Records Technician
- Medical Records Clerk
- Health Information Clerk
- Medical Records Analyst
- Health Information Technician
- Medical Billing Manager
- Medical Records Director
- Collections Specialist
Medical Billing and Coding Job Description
What is a medical billing and coding professional (MBCP)?
MBCPs connect patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare insurers. They are confident communicators and an important member of the team.
What is the difference between a medical biller and a medical coder?
Medical billers and medical coders often have overlap in smaller medical offices. In larger hospitals, they may each be dedicated positions.
Medical coders take the information from a patient’s visit and tabulates it in universally recognized numerical or alphanumerical codes. These codes, when put into a sequence, tell the story of the patient visit: symptoms, injuries or sicknesses, the doctor’s diagnosis, prescriptions, treatments administered. This coded transcript is sent to the insurance company as a claim by the medical biller.
The medical biller acts as a liaison between the medical facility, patient, and insurance company. Their job is to make sure the information from the medical biller is submitted correctly to the insurance company for compensation to the medical office. Any patient co-pays and deductible are figured in, and the remaining balance is billed to the patient.
Both the medical coder and medical biller help the health care facility run smoothly.
Who should consider a career in the billing and coding industry?
This career is perfect for resourceful go-getters with an eye for detail. MBCPs love fast-paced work in a flexible environment.
What can I do with a Medical Billing and Coding Certification in Sacramento, California?
Successful MTI graduates who earn their billing and coding certification have many work options.
- Outpatient facilities
- Nursing homes
- Medical offices
- Some even work from home
What are the important qualities of a medical biller and coder?
- Has attention to detail
- Exhibits strong organizational skills
- Understands common computer use
- Adapts to new software fast
- Has a desire to help others
What are common MBCP tasks?
- Processing insurance claims
- Reviewing patient information
- Coding medical records
What is an average day for a medical biller and coder?
While every job is unique, an average day could include:
- Tracking and coding patient visits on EHR software
- Determining how much money an insurance provider owes your office
- Reviewing reimbursements from Medicaid or Medicare
As you can see, becoming a medical biller and coder gives you a chance to join a team of healthcare professionals that make a difference.
How Much Can a Medical Biller or Coder Earn in Sacramento, California?
Payscale.com reports that the average hourly wage for a biller and coder in Sacramento is $23.50. The pay in Sacramento ranges from $12.37 per hour (bottom 10%) all the way up to $43.44 (top 10%).
ZipRecruiter says that the average salary for a medical biller and coder in Sacramento is $45,603. The full range of salaries in their database for Sacramento ranges from $23,936 (bottom 1%) up to $68,752 (top 2%). The average hourly rate according to the same website is $22 per hour, with wages ranging from $11.00 per hour to $33.05 an hour.
Salary.com has a full range of medical billing jobs in Sacramento, with ranges of $20.42 per hour and $42,467 salary for a Medical Clerk. On the high end, you can earn $35 per hour as a Billing Analyst III or a Medical Billing Manager for an annual salary of somewhere between $73k and $76k.
Endorsement and Certifications
Why choose MTI College’s Medical Billing and Coding Certification program?
We are proud members of the:
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
- American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)
We prepare MTI graduates to test for:
- Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) exam
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam
These industry recognized credentials make our certified MTI graduates sought-after in a competitive job market.
Our Admissions team can help you with financial aid options. Contact us today for help enrolling in our medical billing and coding program.
If you have questions, we have answers. Our helpful admissions staff is available at: (916) 339-1500. Call us today!
Ready to start your career training? Complete your online application now!
We look forward to helping you grow your healthcare career.
Related DocumentsProgram Assessment 2017 (PDF)
Estimated Length: 54 weeks
*Estimated program length assumes a student does not have prior transferable course credit and successfully completes a full course load each term. Actual program length may be longer or shorter depending on factors including, but not limited to, prior academic credit, class availability, academic performance, and attendance.
- MO126 - Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology
- This course is designed to help students succeed in healthcare careers by familiarizing them with medical terms and an introduction into human anatomy and physiology. An emphasis is placed on teaching how terminology relates to the functions and structures of the human body. A systematic learning approach will be used to acquaint the student with the human body and teach terms and word parts related to specific medical specialties and pathological conditions.
- MO130 - Medical Office Practice
- This course is an overview of the responsibilities of medical front office personnel. Focus will be on medical office interactions, human relations, customer service, the main medical specialties and their focuses, and the role of medical assisting. Patient confidentiality, ethics in the work place, and other legal issues are discussed. The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be covered. Medical office bookkeeping and payroll are included.
- MO136 - Introduction to Medical Insurance and Coding
- This course introduces students to different medical insurance types in the medical field. Focus will be on the importance of insurance eligibility, collection of proper documentation, and compliance standards needed in a medical office. Students will learn to use ICD-10, HCPCS coding standards and CPT coding books to properly code diagnoses and procedures.
- MO143 - Medical Insurance Billing and Claims Processing
- This course is a capstone class for Medical Office and Billing Specialist students. Student will become proficient with claims processing, healthcare payers, provider charges and payment methods, claim adjudication, reimbursement follow-up and record retention. Practical hands-on classroom experience simulating the medical billing cycle in a private practice environment. The focus will be on taking students beyond the initial claims process, expanding into following up on unpaid claims and payment procedures. As students go through the billing cycle, they will also learn techniques to improve cash flow for a medical practice.
- MO146 - Electronic Health Records
- Student will learn the importance and functionality of electronic health records with practical hands-on classroom experience simulating the workflow in a medical office environment. Students will learn how the administrative, billing, and clinical functions are integrated with the use of certified electronic health records software.
- MO158 - Procedural Coding
- This course provides an in-depth view of CPT and HCPCS coding. Students will learn how to identify and assign accurate procedure codes by using various health care specialties scenarios and case studies.
- MO161 - ICD-10 Diagnoses and Procedure Coding
- This course provides an in-depth view of the new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding system. Students will learn how to identify and assign accurate diagnostic and procedural coding by using various health care specialties scenarios and case studies.
- MO196 - Medical Billing and Coding Certification Strategies
- Students will learn and apply certification testing strategies to help them pass the Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam.
- MB500 - Medical Billing and Coding Externship
- This 160-hour externship is designed to provide students with valuable hands-on experience in an outpatient medical billing provider office or medical billing entity that is separate from the college. Students will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the Medical Billing and Coding Professional program and demonstrate professionalism in interacting with healthcare billing professionals and patients. Student will perform administrative, billing and coding processes under the supervision of an office or billing manager and receive feedback on their performance.
Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an MTI admissions advisor today!
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Registration: $17,698
Books and Supplies: $2,526
Job Placement Rate
Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 100%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 81%
Based on the number of Medical Billing and Coding Professional graduates in the 2020-2021 award year who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.
* Future results may vary. MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For a complete explanation of MTI’s placement calculations, please visit: Job Placement Rate Calculation
All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.