dcsimg

Medical Billing and Coding Certification Virginia - VA

Earn your Virginia medical billing certificate and begin a rewarding career in healthcare.  Individuals who complete a minimum of a two-year medical health information curriculum can apply for certification through the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM). The CCHIIM is the oversight arm of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a national organization of healthcare information specialists whose goal is to effectively manage personal health information. For medical billing/coding technicians, there are three types of certification: Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P). The CCA certification is the first qualification for those just getting started in the field, usually recent graduates with minimal job experience. Candidates for the CCS certification will have a more advanced skill set than those at the CCA level, including demonstrated expertise with various coding systems, and knowledge with medical terminology and the use of drug therapies. The CCS-P certification proves understanding of more advanced coding systems, and expertise in working alongside physicians in various healthcare facilities. Examination fees for certification vary from $200 to $400, depending upon the exam if the individual taking the exam is a member of AHIMA.

Many medical billing and coding specialists are members of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AACP) and the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists (PAHCS). Like AHIMA, ACCP and PAHCS provide training for certification and continuing education conferences. Unlike AHIMA, ACCP and PAHCS are geared strictly to the medical billing and coding field, offering their own levels of certification and continuing education requirements.
Individuals interested in pursuing medical billing and coding certification in Virginia may contact the Virginia Health Information Management Association (VHIMA) at www.vhima.org. VHIMA is the Virginia state association of the AHIMA.

Medical Billing & Coding Schools

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
            • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            DIP - Medical Billing and Coding
            • Instructors are typically real-world professionals with many years of experience in their career fields.
            • Ranked #3 in Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2014 by Military Times.
            • Presents the full tuition cost up front. In most cases, even textbooks are included in the total price.
            • Provides career development associates to help students review their resume, provide career counseling, help with job searches, and more.
            • Has 27 campus locations across the southern United States, plus offers online degree programs.
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
            Everest College , Newport News
            • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
            • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
            • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
            • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
            • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Health Information Management - Associate's

            Experience the Rewards of Caring, With ECPI’s Medical Careers Institute, you can Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 Years or Your Associate’s Even Sooner through Our Year-Round Schedule!

            • Financial Aid
            Electronic Health Records - Associate of Occupational Science
            • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
            • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
            • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
            • Provides tutoring at no additional charge to assist during stressful times.
            • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
            Show more [+]