MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING

Start Date

February 26, 2024

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Length

7 Months

Schedule
All academic courses and labs are taught fully online via synchronous learning. The clinical internship schedule will vary based on the clinical site.

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 2:00pm

Financial Assistance
Financial assistance may be available for this program (scholarships, training grants, payment plans, etc.). Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Method of Delivery
All academic courses and labs are taught fully online. The clinical internship will take place at a clinical site.

Hybrid/Online

Start Date

February 26, 2024

More Start Dates
Length

7 Months

Schedule
All academic courses and labs are taught fully online via synchronous learning. The clinical internship schedule will vary based on the clinical site.

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 2:00pm

Financial Assistance
Financial assistance may be available for this program (scholarships, training grants, payment plans, etc.). Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Method of Delivery
All academic courses and labs are taught fully online. The clinical internship will take place at a clinical site.

Hybrid/Online

Medical Billing and Coding Training

Hybrid / Distance Education Program

The Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program will prepare students to work as a medical biller in a variety of healthcare settings. The program will cover a number of subject areas including medical billing, basic medical coding, medical insurance, HIPAA, and electronic health records. MBC courses are taught fully online.

Students will learn how to file claims, complete insurance forms, solve insurance billing problems, appeal denied claims, and utilize a variety of generic billing forms. They will also learn how to assign diagnostic and procedural codes using the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding systems. MBC Graduates will demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional standards and will meet employer expectations for an entry-level position.

After completing all program requirements, graduates will be awarded a Medical Billing and Coding Certificate of Achievement.

Hybrid Learning

The Medical Billing and Coding program is taught using a hybrid learning environment. All academic courses and labs will be taught fully online via a Learning Management System (LMS). Practical training will take place at a clinical site.

Online classes will be taught synchronously. Synchronous instruction is real-time instruction that requires students to attend classes at scheduled times.

Clinical Internship

The Medical Billing and Coding program requires students to complete 180 clinical hours. Students will be placed at a clinical site by the AIMS Internship Department. The internship is designed to provide practical training in a real work environment; students will have a mentor who trains and guides them.

AIMS Education has clinical affiliations with numerous healthcare systems and private facilities. Students will be placed at one or more of these affiliated sites and must complete their clinical hours based on the schedule provided by the school. Internship schedules are based on the availability of clinical sites. All students (Day and Evening) must be prepared to complete their internship during normal business hours (Monday through Friday). The majority of clinical sites do not allow students to complete clinical hours in the evening or on the weekend.

Prior to enrolling, out-of-state students must confirm the availability of a clinical site in their home or neighboring state.

Employment for Medical Billing & Coding

Incorrect billing costs insurance companies and the government large sums of money. This can result in large fines and potential lawsuits for hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers. As a result, healthcare facilities are always in need of highly qualified medical billing professionals. These healthcare providers need well educated professionals to help eliminate the legal ramifications and high costs that are caused by incorrect billing practices.

Employment opportunities for certified billing and coding specialists are available in a number of different settings. Some medical billers are employed in doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, ambulatory centers, emergency departments, or medical billing companies. Other opportunities may exist in nursing homes, clinics, surgery centers, or group practices.

Certification / Registry Exam Eligibility

MBC graduates will be eligible to take the following certification exams upon graduation:

  • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) - NHA
  • Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS) - NCCT
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) - AHIMA
  • Certified Professional Biller (CPB) - AAPC
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) - AAPC

Eligibility requirements for the credentials listed above are solely determined by the respective credentialing organizations, and are subject to change at any time. NHA, NCCT, AHIMA, and AAPC are independent organizations. AIMS does not guarantee certification/registry exam eligibility.

The AAPC exams are higher level certifications. To successfully pass the CPB or CPC exam, AIMS graduates may require additional education and/or experience.

Program Length

The Medical Billing and Coding program is a non-term program and will be taught using a block schedule. Students will enroll as a cohort and take one course at a time.

  • 7 Months
  • 23 Credit Hours
  • 180 Clinical Hours

Employment Opportunities

  • Doctors' Offices
  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Medical Billing Companies
  • Outpatient Medical Centers
  • Urgent Care Centers

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam
  • Additional Requirements - Contact Admissions Department at 908-222-0002, Ext. 553

Professional Licensure Disclosure

AIMS Education has determined that its Medical Billing and Coding curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in New Jersey. If you live outside of New Jersey or you are planning to seek employment in another state, please review our professional licensure disclosures for more information.

* New Jersey currently has no state licensure requirements or laws regulating employment in this field. 

Upcoming Start Dates

Start Dates
Schedule
Program Length
Day Classes
February 26, 2024
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
7 months
Evening/Weekend Classes
April 8, 2024
Monday - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
7 months

Additional information regarding the class schedule, internship schedule, and school holidays is available on the academic calendar page.

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Accreditation

AIMS Education is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Graduate Spotlight

Natalie Gorr

Natalie Gorr

Natalie is a graduate of the Medical Billing and Coding program. She has always dreamed of working in the healthcare field and is now a certified billing and coding specialist.

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