Get the Skills to Be a Medical Billing & Coding Professional
Health Claims Examiners and Medical Biller & Coders Learn Skills Through the Diploma or Associate Specialized Business Program
Medical Billing & Coding professionals play an important role in the wellness of others – without any direct contact with patients. Professionals in this field help to bridge the gap between patients, doctors and insurance companies by managing important medical records.
If you’re an organized, detail-oriented person looking to get established in a steady office career that can be both personally and professionally rewarding, you owe it to yourself to consider Health Claims or Medical Billing and Coding.
Becoming a Qualified Health Claims Clerk or Certified Medical Coder
The CTA Medical Billing and Coding Programs provide the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding healthcare career.
Classes are led by dedicated medical professionals with years of experience working in the field. Students get the up-to-date skills employers are looking for, including:
- Medical Terminology
- Credit & Collections
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Two Programs to Choose From:
CTA offers both a Diploma and an Associate Specialized Business Degree in this field:
Health Insurance Claims Examiner/Medical Biller – Diploma Program
This program is ideal for students interested in getting into the workforce in the shortest time possible. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions as Health Claims Examiners/Medical Billers in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies and other healthcare facilities.
- Day Schedule: Can be completed in 10.5 months*
- Evening Schedule: Can be completed in 12.5 months*
Advanced Medical Coder/Medical Biller – Associate Specialized Business Degree
The advanced program is designed for students interested in pursuing certification as a Medical Coder/Medical Biller. Graduates of this program are fully prepared for the National CPC (Certified Professional Coder) Exam. Earning advanced credentials, like an Associate Specialized Business Degree and national certification, can mean higher earning potential and increased job opportunities.
Having performed a wide variety of billing and processing tasks that encompass specific concentrations, graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as Advanced Medical Coders/Billers.
- The Associate Specialized Business Degree program can be completed in 17.5 Months*.
Both the Diploma and Associate of Specialized Business Program options are offered at all three CTA campuses: Pittsburgh, Monroeville & Lower Burrell.
Get Personalized Help – You’re Not In This Alone!
“It’s too late. I’ve been out of school too long”
“I went to Community College, but it didn’t work out”
“I’ll look into it more when things settle down”
We’ve been there.
Most CTA students are in their 30’s or older. Most have tried other programs in the past. Many have children or aging parents to care for. They choose CTA, and succeed, because we’re different. We’re right for them. Students who choose this program are looking for a partner in their success.
We’re all for independence! But we never want you to feel like you’re left to fend for yourself.
In addition to sharing classes with a community of like-minded peers, as a CTA student you have the opportunity to take part in our Mentor system. You’ll have access to continual advising for both school and non-school issues.
Real World Experience – Learn On-the-Job
Students in both the Diploma and Associate Specialized Business Degree programs have the opportunity to complete a professional externship in a real healthcare billing environment. You’ll work with other healthcare professionals putting your newly acquired medical billing and coding skills into action.
An Externship is a great way to get a feel for your new career and make important industry connections before you graduate.
“A big university just wasn’t for me, I was lost and confused. The medical field was the right fit for me. There are lots of opportunities and room for growth.”
– Kayleigh Gieraltowski, Medical Coding and Billing Graduate
Is Medical Billing and Coding Right for You?
Get More Information…
If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Billing, and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.
A helpful CTA Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.
A helpful CTA Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with exploring your career opportunities.
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* Program length when completed in normal time.