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Medical Billing and Coding Program

This fully online, six-course, 18 college-credit certificate program offered by Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions is designed for those who want to begin or enhance careers in medical billing and coding for in-patient and out-patient hospitals, as well as for clinics, medical offices, and health insurance organizations.

Students learn principles of medical billing and coding related to the three main coding manuals: CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS.

Program Length

Depending on the number of courses you take per quarter, the certificate program can usually be completed within one year. At the same time, the program prepares you to sit for the certification exams after successful completion of part II of any of the billing and coding courses. As a result, you can achieve national certification even before completing Drexel's Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program. Moreover, since tuition for the program is based on number of credits taken and not on the entire program, you are not obligated to complete the entire program.

Begin or enhance your career with this online certificate option in medical billing and coding.

Completion of this certificate program allows you to enter a profession that stands at the crossroads of healthcare and technology. As a medical billing or coding professional, you are the expert on patient data that doctors, nurses, and other providers need to perform their jobs. By maintaining, collecting, and analyzing health information, your work is an important contribution to the delivery of quality care. You also are the first line of defense against noncompliance and downcoding for any medical provider. You will help prevent legal difficulties and ensure that providers receive full reimbursement in a timely manner.


Key Program Features and Benefits

  • Quality: Fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools—add the Drexel name to your resume,
  • Flexible: Totally online—you need never come to campus and can complete it at your own pace,
  • Career-oriented: Learn the three main billing and coding manuals (CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS) and prepare to sit for the national exams, and 
  • Affordable: Special tuition for online students. Special tuition rates also apply for employees of partnering corporations and members of partner professional associations.

Interested in learning more?

View the curriculum for Drexel's Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding program or select one of the links on the upper left-hand side for additional information about the program.

If you have questions, please call 877-215-0009.