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Online Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Bootcamp

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to begin your career as a Medical Billing & Coding specialist with our flexible online training program.

Whether you're just starting out or aiming to elevate your healthcare career, Health Tech Academy's online certification program prepares you for the skills, competencies and certification prep to get a job or get promoted.

Take the first step toward your future career.

Program Length

12 Weeks



Avg. Starting Salary


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What does a Billing and Coding Specialist Do?

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Medical billing and coding specialists are responsible for solving insurance billing problems. They’re a vital part of the healthcare team as billers, patient account representatives, and staff in medical offices and hospitals.

  • Manually file claims
  • Complete common insurance forms
  • Tracking payments
  • Streamline billing procedures

What You'll Learn in CBCS Certification Training

The goal of our bootcamp is to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to start your career as a certified medical billing and coding specialist.

  • Manual Claims Filing (ICD-10 and CPT)
  • Inpatient Coding
  • Medical Terminology
  • Electronic Patient Health Records

Begin the Self-Paced Bootcamp

Schedule your 1-1 Coaching Sessions

Complete your Learning and Assessments

Begin your Exams Preparation Course

Pass the Industry-Recognised Certification

Continued Support from Mentors and Career Services


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration and payment
Cost & Included Materials

Cost & Included Materials

  • $3,450
  • Self-Paced Online Program
  • eBook: Elsevier - Health Insurance Today 7th Edition
  • CBCS exam fee
Student Services

Student Services

  • Mentorship from expert coaches
  • CBCS Certification Exam Prep
  • 1-year post-program access to career coaches

Health Tech Academy Tuition Advantage

Unlock your future in healthcare technology with flexible payment options including full payments, installment plans, and government grant assistance. 

program Fee


Use/mention discount code HTA550 to get $550 discount. Full tuition payment only.



The above pricing estimate covers a 12-month payment plan, excluding a down payment.

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Course Curriculum

Our program consists of four self-paced units that easily fit into your schedule. Within weeks, you’ll be able to put your new knowledge and skills into practice.

  • Course 1: Medical Terminology & Anatomy
  • Course 2: Medical Records & Insurance
  • Course 3: Claims Submission & Insurance Carriers Claims
  • Course 4: Claims Management and Inpatient Billing
  • Course 5: Introduction to Medical Coding

Download the syllabus to view all courses and requirements.

Preparing for the Medical Billing & Coding Certification Exam (CBCS)

After successful completion of our program, you’ll be qualified to apply for the nationally-recognized medical billing and coding certification (CBCS) through the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA).

Student Support Resources

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    Education Resources

    1:1 Coaching, E-Books, Online platform, Procedure Videos, Skills Checklist, Practice Exams and Welcome Kits.

  • 2

    Job Placement Resources

    Resume building, Interview preparation, Professional profile building, LinkedIn Optimization, Employability Training and Soft Skills Development.

Meet Your Medical Billing & Coding Instructor

  • Nicole Howard has over 17 years of experience working in the Medical Billing and Coding field. After receiving her Diploma in Medical Insurance and Coding, Nicole became certified as a Billing and Coding Specialist and pursued career advancement by completing her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration during that time she managed a billing department for a Federally Qualified Health Center for 7 years. Nicole is also a Certified Professional Coder that has been teaching and mentoring upcoming billers and coders since 2015. Nicole has encouraged many students to pursue a career in medical coding and trained them to successfully pass the CPC exam.




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Medical Billing & Coding Certification Comparisons

logo-mark Community College Online Colleges
Program & Tuition Cost $3,450 4,864 on average $9,600+
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Additional $250-500
Certification Exams & Fees Included + $100 to $150 + $100 to $150
Job Ready In 3-4 months 1-2 years 1-2 years
Clear Path to Certification Sometimes Sometimes
1-on-1 Career Coaching
Schedule Flexibility Varies
Travel Requirements None Required for in-person courses and labs None
Content Delivery All online Varies All online
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Medical Billing & Coding Training Program FAQs

What do Medical Billing & Coding Specialists (CBCS) do?

Billing and coding specialists are responsible for compiling, processing, and maintaining medical records for hospitals and medical offices. This vital role ensures that medical bills are processed correctly so patients’ bills are covered, and clinics receive payment.

What is CBCS certification?

A Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) is the nationally recognized certification for medical billers. Most employers prefer, if not require, CBCS certification.

Can anyone take the billing and coding certification exam?

No, there are criteria you must meet to be eligible for the CBCS exam. You must have your high school diploma or GED and you must complete an eligible training program, such as Health Tech Academy’s Medical Billing & Coding Bootcamp. Students who complete the program are eligible and well-prepared for the certification exam.

How do I get my CBCS certification?

Upon successful completion of the Medical Billing & Coding Bootcamp, students should apply for the exam provided by the National Healthcareer Association.

What technology do I need to complete Health Tech Academy’s medical assistant training program?

Our medical assistant training program is online, so you’ll need access to a computer, as well as a reliable internet connection.

How long is the medical billing & coding training program?

Health Tech Academy’s medical billing and coding training program is self-paced but designed to be completed over the course of 12 weeks. (That’s significantly less than many billing & coding training programs!)

Will the medical assistant bootcamp help me get a job?

Absolutely! Certified medical billing and coding specialists are in high demand and Health Tech Academy’s team of career coaches are here to support you through the certification process, resume building, and mock interviews. With our flexible, engaging learning environment, you’ll be ready to land a job in a matter of weeks.

How much do medical billing & coding specialists make?

The average annual salary of a medical billing & coding specialist is $45,240. Salaries range based on certification status, experience, and location.

Do I need healthcare experience to start the medical billing & coding training program?

No, you do not need healthcare experience to begin. Our training program is suitable for all learners and will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and career coaching you need to get hired as a medical billing and coding specialist.


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