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Medical Coding Specialist

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Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

Learn about our Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Non-Credit Certificate Program. If you have additional questions email

What do medical billing and coding specialists do?

Medical billing and coding specialists:

  • Analyze health records and assign codes for diseases and procedures
  • Maintain patients’ accounting records and carry out collection procedures
  • Research and review insurance claims
  • Perform data entry payment information, adjustments, and balances into computer software programs
  • Abstract key information from health records for reimbursement, statistics, and research purposes
  • Monitor compliance with policies and procedures relevant to clinical data management and making suggestions for improvements


Where can I get more information? 

Download the Medical Billing & Coding program schedule  (pdf) which includes requirements, costs, hours, etc.


What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?

Upon successful completion, you will:


What are the required courses and what is the suggested schedule? How long does the program take to complete? Where are the classes held?

  • The program can be completed in approximately 10 months attending classes two nights per week following the recommended course sequence.
  • The program is offered evenings (a few courses are offered via internet).
  • The program is offered completely in Harrisburg, Lebanon, and Lancaster. Some classes are available online.

What are the program admission criteria?

  • This is a non-credit course. You are not required to submit a college application, school transcripts or placement testing results.
  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Criminal background check and drug screening is NOT required for entry into this program.  However, your future employer may require them.
  • Typing or keyboarding skills are helpful, but not required.


How can I get more information?


Who can I contact for additional information or to register for classes?

For more information or if you have questions, you can email Healthcare Education staff at  Please place the program name in the subject line.  To register contact the Welcome Center at 717-780-2414.