Medical Billing and Coding Schools in North Carolina

  • Davidson County Community College

    This training program consists of one online course and one hybrid course. They are: Medical Terminology (120 hours) and Healthcare Billing and Coding (180 hours). The goal is to prepare students for entry-level healthcare billing and coding. At the end of the training program, students will take the Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist exam offered through the AMBA. Tuition is $56.50 per credit hour for state residents, and the registration and technology fees are $370. Textbooks are provided and returned at the end of the course.

  • Durham Technical Community College

    This course is 45 credits in length and is partially completed online. It is typically completed in four semesters. Courses include Fundamentals of HIM, Health Data Sys/Standards, ICD-9-CM Coding, and Reimbursement Methodology. Tuition for state residents is $56.50 per credit hour.

  • Gaston College

    This Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program is available completely online and usually takes one year to complete. It prepares students for positions in medical facilities requiring a comprehensive knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes as well as computerized billing software. Courses include Medical Billing, Coding and Insurance, Procedure Coding, and Diagnostic Coding. The estimated cost for this program is $1,600, including tuition and books. It is suggested that students take a prep course for the certification exam, which is four to five weeks long and costs an additional $600-$800. Credits earned in this program may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration offered by Gaston College.

**Tuition data was gathered from each school’s website in 2013. For the most recent information, contact the school directly.

North Carolina AAPC CPC Exam Information

  • City: Durham, NC
  • Proctor Name: Valerie L Bentley, CPC
  • Registration Deadline: 11/12/2011
  • Exam Date: 12/10/2011
  • City: Charlotte, NC
  • Proctor Name: Vanessa Dawn Coles, CPC, CEMC
  • Registration Deadline: 11/12/2011
  • Exam Date: 12/10/2011
  • City: Hickory, NC
  • Proctor Name: Rosemary Wilson Dagenhardt, CPC
  • Registration Deadline: 11/12/2011
  • Exam Date: 12/10/2011

Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in North Carolina

Three significant employers of medical billing and coding professionals in North Carolina are:

Angel Medical Center

  • Address: 120 Riverview Street, Franklin, NC 28734
  • Phone Number: 828-524-8411
  • Website: www.angelmed.org

Opened in 1923, Angel Medical has grown to employ 80 staff members, most of them being board certified. Their services include neonatal care, cardiac care, emergency care, radiology, rehabilitation, and more. Employee benefits at Angel Medical include a variety of medical plans to choose from, a 401k with employer match, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, a flexible schedule, and other perks.

Betsy Johnson Hospital

  • Address: 800 Tilghman Drive, Dunn, North Carolina 28335
  • Email Address: careers@bjrh.org
  • Phone Number: 910-892-7161
  • Website: www.bjrh.org

Betsy Johnson is a 101-bed not-for-profit hospital whose physicians specialize in cancer treatment, cardiac rehab, neonatal care, pediatrics, various surgical services, women’s health and more. Benefits at Betsy Johnson include a 403b with employer match, health, dental and vision coverage, employee health services, scholarship programs, direct deposit, free parking, and tuition reimbursement.

Dosher Memorial Hospital

  • Address: 924 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
  • Email Address: marketing@dosher.org
  • Phone Number: 910-457-3800
  • Website: www.dosher.org

Dosher is over 81 years old and houses a volunteer force of over 200 professionals, 25 staffed acute care beds and 64 licensed beds. Their specialties include cardiac rehab, respiratory therapy, diabetes management, emergency services, lymphedema management, occupational and physical therapy, a sleep lab, speech therapy and surgical services. Benefits at Dosher include PPO or HSA medical, dental coverage through Ameritas, group term life insurance through CIGNA, AD&D, and long-term disability.

Top Cities in North Carolina for Medical Billing and Coding Careers

1. Greensboro-High Point, NC

About ten percent of North Carolina’s medical coders and billers work in the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area. There are about 510 workers, who make an average of $19.88 per hour and $41,360 per year, the highest wages in the state. The lowest tenth of wages is $22,520 annually, while the highest is $61,670 annually, a hefty $11,400 more than the state average.

2. Durham, NC

The 370 medical billers and coders in Durham make the second-highest wages in the state. The hourly mean wage is $19.04, $3.50 more than the state average, and the annual mean wage is $39,600. The tenth percentile wage is the highest in the state, $24,900 annually. The ninetieth percentile wage is $57,550 annually, second-highest in the state.

3. Burlington, NC

There are about 60 medical billers and coders in Burlington, who make an hourly average wage of $16.48 and annual average wage of $34,270. The lowest ten percent of workers make $23,970 per year and the highest ten percent of workers make $46,990 per year, lower than the national and state averages.

4. Wilmington, NC

In Wilmington, there are approximately 180 medical billers and coders. They make, on average, $16.29 an hour and $33,890 per year. The annual tenth percentile wage is $20,860 and the annual ninetieth percentile wage is $56,350.

5. Fayetteville, NC

About 200 medical billers and coders work in Fayetteville. The average worker makes $16.15 hourly and $33,590 annually. Those in the lowest ten percent make $20,620 annually, less than the state and national averages. Those in the highest ten percent make $48,780, also less than the state and national averages.

6. Raleigh-Cary, NC

In the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area, there are around 460 medical billers and coders. The average hourly wage is $15.69 and the average annual wage is $32,640. The tenth percentile wage is $21,640 per year and the ninetieth percentile wage is $51,290 per year.

7. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC

Fifteen percent of medical billers and coders in North Carolina work in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord metropolitan area. The 770 workers in this area make $15.27 per hour and $31,750 per year, on average. Both are lower than the state and national averages. The lowest ten percent of wages is $22,760 per year and the highest ten percent is $43,080 per year.

8. Asheville, NC

There are approximately 310 medical billers and coders in Asheville. The hourly mean wage is $14.98 and the annual mean wage is $31,160. The annual tenth percentile wage is $21,890 and the annual ninetieth percentile wage is $47,250.

9. Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem employs about 360 medical billers and coders, who make an average of $14.92 per hour and $31,030 per year. The lowest ten percent of workers earn a wage between the national and state averages, $21,020 per year, and the highest ten percent of workers make $45,270 per year, almost $5,000 less than the state average.

10. Greenville, NC

For the 180 medical billers and coders in Greenville, all wage numbers fall below national and state averages. An average worker can expect to make $14.75 hourly and $30,670 annually. The tenth percentile wage is $20,390 annually and the ninetieth percentile wage is $45,440 annually.