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Online CTS in Medical Billing and Coding

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Kickstart Your Career In Healthcare

LSU Eunice

The 100% online Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Billing and Coding offered through LSU Eunice and LSU Online prepares students to enter the healthcare field, from the all-important non-patient facing side. As the healthcare industry continues to grow, so does the need for efficient and knowledgeable medical coding and billing staff. Conquer this complex system and jumpstart your career while making a difference. Graduates will be well-positioned to become entry-level allied health professionals with the knowledge base and technical skills to process and manage critical information, such as patient records, billing, and insurance claims. Additionally, graduates will be prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exams offered through The American Health Information Management Association, as well as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam given by the American Academy of Professional Coders. Beginning in Fall 2022, financial assistance will be available for qualifying Louisiana residents through the M.J. Foster Promise Program.

Financial assistance for Louisiana residents will be available through the M.J. Foster Promise Program beginning in Fall 2022.

MJ Foster Eligible Program
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Experience dedicated support from a personal coach.

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Receive flat-rate tuition nationwide.

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Flexible formats allow you to join the LSU community from anywhere.

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Complete the program in as few as 12 months.

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Cost --- Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the CTS in Medical Billing and Coding program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits (eligible to transfer).

Total credit hours: 35 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $213

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of eligible credits allowed to transfer into the program: $1,864

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $7,455

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Financial aid: Financial assistance will be available through the M.J. Foster Promise Program beginning in Fall 2022. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a Louisiana resident and U.S. citizen who is 21 years of age or older. 
  • Meet a family income that does not exceed 300% of the Federal Poverty Level or be unemployed or underemployed for six months prior to recieiving the grant. 
  • Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent or co-enroll in a qualified program of study and in a program to earn high school credential.
  • Have not previously earned an undergraduate degree at the associate level or above. 
  • Commit to reside in Louisiana one year after completion and to perform 20 hours of community service, an internship, or a mentorship annually to main the award. 

All applicants will be required to complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility. If you have any additional questions, please contact an Enrollment Coach. You can find more information on the MJ Foster Promise Program webpage

Course Listings

Course Listings --- Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

The online CTS in Medical Billing and Coding offered through LSU Eunice and LSU Online requires 35 credits to earn your degree and complete in as few as 12 months.

Your personal credit requirements could be less depending on eligible transferable credits and credit earned from prior learning assessments. If you have not successfully completed ENGL 0001, MATH 0001, MATH 0015, and BIOL 1001 in the past 10 years from the time of application, these courses will need to be completed as prerequisites. 


Billing and Coding Core Credit Hours
ALLH 1013: Medical Terminology 2
ALLH 1023: Pharmacology for Non-Nursing Majors 3
ALLH 1200: Health Data 3
ALLH 1620: Health Insurance and Medical Billing 3
ALLH 1800: Anatomy and Physiology Survey 3
ALLH 1025: Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals 3
ALLH 1605: CPT Medical Coding 4
ALLH 1615: Diagnosis Coding 4
HCM 2601: Fundamentals of Healthcare Management 3
ALLH 2625: Advanced Medical Coding 4
ALLH 2646: Medical Billing and Coding Practicum 3

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements --- Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

For admission requirements, please visit LSUE's Admission Portal.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities --- Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

  • medical biller and coder
  • billing and coding specialist
  • medical billing clerk
  • medical office assistant
  • insurance claims specialist
  • collections specialist

What Will I Learn?

What will I learn in the Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program?

Students who graduate with an online medical and coding billing certificate of technical studies will gain the skills necessary to process and manage patient records, billing, and medical claims.

Topics covered in this program include:

  • medical billing and coding sets
  • reimbursement methodologies
  • health records and data content
  • compliance
  • medical law and ethics 

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