2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Medical Billing & Coding Programs

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These online colleges and universities offer the most affordable medical billing and coding programs. Every school on this list offers an associate degree in medical billing and coding for less than $20,000 per year. Top-ranked San Juan College offers an AAS in Health Information Technology for only $3,212 per year. Students can also pursue a certificate in medical billing and coding at San Juan College. Highland Community College - KS also offers both an associate and a certificate option with an affordable annual tuition for the associate degree of $4,257.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Medical Billing Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 San Juan College Annual Tuition $3,212 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#2 #2 Highland Community College - KS Annual Tuition $4,257 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#3 #3 Cowley County Community College Annual Tuition $4,521 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#4 #4 Central Maine Community College Annual Tuition $5,580 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#5 #5 Northland Community and Technical College Annual Tuition $5,910 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#6 #6 Marion Technical College Annual Tuition $6,302 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#7 #7 Central Texas College Annual Tuition $6,750 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#8 #8 Grantham University Annual Tuition $8,480 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#9 #9 Huntington Junior College Annual Tuition $9,000 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#10 #10 Baptist Health System School of Health Professions Annual Tuition $12,215 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#11 #11 Herzing University Annual Tuition $12,560 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#12 #12 Ross College Annual Tuition $13,966 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#13 #13 Florida Technical College Annual Tuition $16,260 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#14 #14 Stratford University Annual Tuition $16,650 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#15 #15 Bryant & Stratton College Online Annual Tuition $17,190 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
#16 #16 Daymar College Annual Tuition $18,000 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#17 #17 Community Care College Annual Tuition $18,189 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#18 #18 Ultimate Medical Academy Annual Tuition $19,077 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#19 #19 Fountainhead College of Technology Annual Tuition $19,699 Medical Billing Degrees: Associate
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,212
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Coding Class Systems II; Electronic Health Records; Health Data Analysis; Pharmacology and Lab Procedures; Physician Coding (CPT-4); Reimbursement Methodologies

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,257
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Healthcare Computer Applications and Electronic Encoder; Insurance and Health Information Compliance; International Classification of Disease (ICD) Coding II; Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care; Pathopharmacology for Health Science

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,521
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding; Health Care Coding Practicum; International Classification of Disease (ICD) Coding; Reimbursement Methodologies (Physician)

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,580
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    CPT Coding; Health Care Statistics; Health Information Technology II; ICD Coding; Intermediate CPT Coding; Intermediate ICD Coding
  • Annual Tuition: $5,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Coding Certification Review; Electronic Health Records; Hospital Billing; Medical Billing/Insurance; Medical Coding Ethics; Medical Language Applications

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,302
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Classifications ICD-10-CM/PCS; Current Procedural Terminology; Health Information Management & Data Governance; Health Information Technology Systems; Healthcare Reimbursement; Human Diseases
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical - Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician; Coding and Classification Systems; Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies; Health Data Content & Structure; Human Disease/Pathophysiology; Intermediate Medical Coding

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,480
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Basic Diagnosis Coding Systems; Basic Procedure Coding Systems; Computer Software Applications in Healthcare; Medical Assisting; Medical Terminology; Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Electronic Health Records; Medical Coding Practicum; Medical Ethics & First Aid; Medical Office Practice; Pharmacology; Process of Disease I

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,215
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced ICD Diagnostics/procedural and CPT Coding; Coding and Classification Systems; Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies; Health Information Systems; Lifespan Growth and Development; Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
  • Annual Tuition: $12,560
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics and Health Information Management; Healthcare Systems and Operations; Insurance Claims, Processing and Adjudication; Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals; Pathophysiology and Pharmacology; Procedure Coding II
  • Annual Tuition: $13,966
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    BioMedical Science; Financial Recordkeeping; Mathematical Applications in the Medical Office; Medical Asepsis & Infection Control; Professional Growth Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $16,260
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Office Procedures; Current Procedural Codes/CPT I; Diagnostic Coding/ICD-9 & 10; Medical Ethics; Medical Insurance; Medical Law
  • Annual Tuition: $16,650
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic & Procedures Coding; Diseases of the Human Body; Electronic Medical Billing; Legal Regulatory Issues; Medical Computer Applications; Medical Insurance, Billing, & Coding
  • Annual Tuition: $17,190
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced CPT & HCPCS II Coding; Clinical Documentation: Integrity & Quality; Electronic Health Records; Healthcare Terminology; Professional Coder Practicum II
  • Annual Tuition: $18,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Claims Production; Coding Clinic; Comprehensive Coding; Medical Terminology; Modifiers and Intermediate Coding; Procedural Coding

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,189
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    CPT – Ancillary Guidelines and Application; CPT – E/M Guidelines and Application; CPT – Surgery Guidelines and Application; Diagnostic Coding II; Medical Insurance; Medical Terminology

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,077
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology I; Diagnostic Coding for MAA/MOBS; Healthcare Reimbursement and Claim Cycle; Medical Law, Ethics, and Records Management; Medical Terminology; Procedural Coding for MAA/MOBS
  • Annual Tuition: $19,699
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    CPT & HCPCS Coding for Physician Offices; Guidelines & Reporting for Acute Care (Inpatient); Guidelines & Reporting for Outpatient Services; Healthcare Compliance, Legal & Ethical Issues; Heath Information Documentation; ICD Coding for Physician Offices
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