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Considering a Career in Healthcare in SOCHi

What is a Medical Biller and Coder?

Medical Billing and Coding is the bridge between healthcare providers and insurance providers. Billers and Coders help manage invoices through tracking claims and payments.

Technically, it is two different jobs (which leads to more opportunity), but oftentimes the positions are combined within institutions. It’s important to know the difference.

Medical Coding

In our Online Medical Coding Specialist school you will learn how to take a physician or healthcare provider's notes and translate them into a specific digestible code for insurance providers. During this medical coding academy portion you will learn:

  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
  • Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
  • International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10)

Medical Billing

On the other hand, in the Online Medical Billing Specialist school portion of your program, you will learn about health insurance and reimbursement and the legal and ethical formalities surrounding it. During this medical billing academy portion you will learn how to:

  • Claim Form Preparation
  • Submission
  • Payment Processing
  • Following Up

Medical Billers and Coders are in High Demand

It is the perfect time to become an MBC in Los Angeles because the demand is high! According to BLS, the job outlook is expected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030!

Why Our Medical Billing and Coding Specialist School?

Online Education

Get certified in less than a year online with our excellent live instructors eager to get you on the right track.

Job Placement Assistance

Our Career Services department offers assistance to those who qualify with getting you hired from resume workshops to partnerships with healthcare facilities.

Remote Work

The landscape is changing and so are job types. We train you for a successful career in which you can work from the confines of your home.

Low Cost

Compared to the hefty salary you will gain after graduating, our program is low cost with financial aid for those who qualify!

Graduate in Less Than a Year

Get certified and get a new satisfying job in about 9 months.

Real World Practice

We set you up in an externship portion of your program where you can learn from a real employer and get the experience you need!

Discover the Rewards of a Career in the Health & Wellness Industry

Southern California Health Institute’s (SOCHi) mission is to provide quality allied health programs in an environment of academic learning to produce empathetic and compassionate allied health workers dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the profession. At Southern California Health Institute, you'll receive career-focused training that will prepare you for a successful healthcare career. Learn more today.

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Below are answers to the MBC Program's most commonly asked questions.

  • Do I Need My Own Computer for Online Schooling?
  • Is Sochi MBC Program is All Online?
  • Is The Program Self Paced?
  • How Much Does it Cost?
  • What Will I Learn in Medical Billing and Coding Courses?
  • How Long is The Program?
  • Are There Any Requirements?
  • When is The Next Class?
  • Where Can I Work When I Graduate?
  • What Course Should I Take To Become A Medical Billing And Coding Specialist?
  • Are There Separate Programs for Billing and Coding?
  • Does It Cost Money To Apply?
  • Do You Offer Grants/Scholarships/Discounts?
  • Where Do I Get Started?
No. We will provide you with the laptop you need at no extra charge for your online medical billing and coding academy. You will also get to keep the laptop after you are certified.
Yes, our medical billing and coding program is all online with a live instructor.
No. Our MBC program has a live instructor, therefore it will be just like a regular classroom, except through your laptop.
Out of pocket, our medical billing and coding online courses cost varies depending on the financial aid each student qualifies for. Our financial aid advisors can help you fill out your FAFSA and see what grants, loans, or scholarships you qualify for.

The course is basically split up into multiple sections. Coding, Billing, and Externship.

As stated above, in the coding section you will learn everything you need to transcribe important physician notes and learn about the various coding techniques. In the billing position you will learn the ins and outs of billing providers. In your externship, you will get hands-on experience with a real employer.

900 hours! You can be done with the program in about 9-10 months.
Just a high school Diploma and an eager mind. We will help you with the rest.
SOCHi is routinely enrolling for new classes. Please reach out to an admissions advisor today at (818) 980-8990 to see when you can start. The answer is usually soon!
Below is a list of some the places a medical billers and coders can work at.
  • Medical Billing and Coding Agencies
  • Freelance from Home
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Collections
  • Dental Offices
  • Home health care service
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Carriers
  • Physician Offices
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Introduction to Medical Coding and the EHR
  • Professional Biller
  • Certified Professional Coder I
  • Certified Professional Coder II
  • Certified Professional Coder III
  • Introduction to the Business of Medicine
  • Practicum
No, although Billing and Coding is different, the Medical Billing and Coding program is all encompassing. Many medical coding programs that offer medical coding training, also offer medical billing training because they are so linked.
Nope, just pick up the phone or inquire through our website.
Yes, our financial aid department offers various ways of assistance to those who qualify. Just inquire within!
Fill out the registration form on this page or call us at (818) 980-8990 to start your journey to become a Medical Biller and Coder in Los Angeles!