Medical Billing and Coding Course | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Medical Billing and Coding Course

Enroll in this online Medical Billing and Coding course and train for an in-demand healthcare career in medical billing and coding and prepare for industry certification. 


In this course, you will learn about legal, ethical and regulatory concepts central to this field, including HIPAA compliance, official coding guidelines and third-party payer requirements. You will also learn about all phases of the revenue cycle - from patient registration through medical coding, claims submission, reimbursement and collections.

The course will teach you common medical terminology, word parts and the structures and functions of the human body. The course also touches on the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, genitourinary, lymphatic and immune.

More than one million practicing physicians in the United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services. Outside of medical facilities, positions are available with health insurance companies, specialty pharmacies, medical suppliers, consulting firms and national medical coding and billing companies, so the opportunities are nearly endless!

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After successfully completing the course requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and be able to choose a voucher for the professional certification that best aligns with your interests and career goals.

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)