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What are some online programs for medical coding?

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Online programs leading to associate degrees in medical billing and coding are offered by San Joaquin Valley College, University of Phoenix, Independence University, Ultimate Medical Academy and Grantham University. These schools offer nationally accredited certificate programs. The San Joaquin Valley College and University of Phoenix programs are also regionally accredited.

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Some other schools offering nationally accredited associate degree programs and certificate programs in medical billing and coding are Miller-Motte College, National American University and Pinnacle Career Institute.

Ashford College, Brookline College and Vista College offer nationally accredited diploma programs in medical billing and coding. Allen School of Heath Sciences offers a nationally accredited certificate program. Sullivan University, Penn Foster Career School, San Joaquin Valley College and University of Phoenix offer certificate programs that have received regional and national accreditation.

Penn Foster Career School offers an online medical billing and coding certificate program that students can complete in nine months. The courses feature online simulations, virtual labs, videos and 3-D presentations designed to help prepare students to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Coder exam. Graduates are also eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate credential exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association, as well as the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association.

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