Yes. Your cost for a background check and drug screen is $77-$119.
Applicants must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED by summer 2020, reside in California, and be eligible to work in the United States.
Students typically complete their coursework in 10-12 months.
Yes, all students will need regular access to a computer and high-speed internet. Your computer will need at least a 2GHz processor or faster, 4 GB RAM or more, built-in or external speakers, USB 2.0 port or adaptor, a webcam supported operating system, Windows 7 or higher, or MacOS Sierra 10.12 or higher.
All medical coding classes are taken online.
To be most successful in these programs, we recommend 3 hours per day of study.
You should expect that our educational partners will require you to pass a drug test before starting school or sometime during your educational journey, and that all employers will require you to pass a drug test before starting work.
Medical coding students are required to complete two courses — an introduction to anatomy and physiology for healthcare and a medical terminology course. If you’ve previously completed these courses, you will be asked to provide a transcript during the application process.
Futuro Health also provides a free Spanish to English language course designed to prepare students for careers in allied health. Depending on your language skills, additional English language learning will be offered to you. You will complete a short evaluation during the application process to determine your eligibility.
A professional medical coder must successfully complete a nationally recognized exam such as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination to work in the field. These exams require you to demonstrate your understanding and proficiency using standardized codes. There are a variety of additional certifications you can pursue in medical coding as you advance in your career.