Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully in an entry-level position in a medical office, clinic, insurance company hospital, or other healthcare settings as a medical biller or customer service representative.

The medical biller becomes familiar with medical terminology as tools to assist them in the billing process; they learn the correct utilization of the reference materials used by the medical biller (CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, CMA-1500, PDR, and medical dictionary). Students develop knowledge and skills in the functions of a medical office; they learn how to set up a patient’s chart, proper collection procedures, and insurance verification. Students are also introduced to computer software that allows them to perform a variety of billing operations.

Upon completion of the program, students will be employable in an entry-level position as a medical biller, assistant medical biller, or customer service representative. Completion of the Computerized Medical Biller program is acknowledged by the awarding of a Certificate of Completion. Graduates may apply to take the NHA CBCS certification exam.

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to perform, but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Health Insurance
  • Medical Terminology
  • Managed Health Care
  • Insurance Claims
  • Legal and regulatory considerations
  • Ethics pertaining to the industry
  • CPT Coding
  • ICD9/ICD10 Coding
  • HCFA-1500
  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Commercial Insurance
  • BC/BS, Medicare, Medicaid, Tri-care, and Worker’s Compensation
  • Coding for Medical Necessity

Length of Program

 640 clock hours in academics and computer lab are required.  Classes are held Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for 24 weeks for the day program. The night program is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm for 50 weeks. A two-week externship is an option that is strongly encouraged.

Tuition for the Medical Billing & Coding Program is $8,725.00; additional fees included

Contact Us

Allied Health Careers Institute is authorized for operation as a post secondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Allied Health Careers Institute, please visit

Allied Health Careers Institute

1233 Commerce Park
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Office: (615) 396-8733

Fax: (615) 396-8687

Monday - Friday
8:30am – 5pm

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

312  Rosa L. Parks Ave., 9th Floor
Nashville TN 37243

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