Is this cost of education for billing and coding to high?

by Sherry
(Massachusetts)

Hi I am considering a medical billing and coding program at a local school called the Health Training Center. They are based out of Cambridge, MA.


The cost of the program, which includes 5 courses given over two 15 week semesters and a 120 hour internship, is $6,200. They say that I would be prepared to take the CPC certification test. They claim that this is very inexpensive compared to other programs that advertise heavily. What do you think?

Is there any way to prepare yourself to the CPC test without paying for a program? Is is possible to self study using the internet?

BTW, this website is fantastic

Thanks Gina

Sherry



Response:

Sherry,

$6,200 doesn't sound too out of line for the course you described - I've heard everything from $5000 to $15,000 - so that sounds reasonable - especially considering the 120 hour internship included.

If you really get serious you might talk to someone who has taken courses there and see what they think. I checked out the Health Training Center website and they appear credible.

I have known people who were already pretty experienced in billing and coding and have studied on there own for the coding test. But it doesn't sound very easy.

I have also seen online courses and practice exams offered for the $100 - $300 range - but I haven't heard from anyone yet on how worthwhile they are.

Thanks again for visiting the site Sherry.

Gina

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Questions.

Recent Articles

  1. Dental Billing

    Jul 12, 17 08:25 AM

    I have been a dental hygienist for 6 years and I am ready to start my own business. I have decided I do not want to drift far from the world of dentistry

    Read More

  2. Qualifications

    Jul 12, 17 08:24 AM

    I have a background that is not a good background. My question: Are background checks done? If so, what are they looking for? Is it up to the hiring

    Read More

  3. What is an exact role name for medical billing specialist??

    Jul 12, 17 08:19 AM

    In gulf countries they can't understand what medical billing is, where lots of billing jobs available but I need what exact role name of it to apply job

    Read More

Disclaimer and Privacy

All-Things-Medical-Billing.com provides this website as a service. Please read our full Disclaimer and Privacy Policy here.


Copyright 2017 All-Things-Medical-Billing.com