Medical Coding and Billing

8-Month* Professional Medical Coder/Biller Training in Erie, PA

Do you have an eye for detail, great organizational skills, and enjoy working with others? Does medical detective work sound fascinating to you? If it does, Bidwell Training Center’s Medical Coder/Biller program might be for you!

At ECAT, our Medical Coder/Biller program will get you the skills to help healthcare facilities get reimbursements from insurance companies, while correctly processing health insurance claims. You will also receive hands-on training during your externship in a medical facility, where you will apply your new skills in a professional environment.

Now Accepting Applications for 2021

The best way to see if Bidwell Training Center is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on our programs and class schedules so that you can make an informed decision about your future.

Become a Professional Medical Coder/Biller

The Medical Coder/Biller program will provide you will the skills and experience it takes to be a qualified healthcare professional. You will learn how to assign codes for insurance companies, analyze medical records, and how to interpret laws and regulations. Once you’ve completed your program, you will feel confident and ready to pursue a career in the healthcare industry.

This program features many career focused courses, including:

  • Anatomy & Physiology/Pathology I-III
  • Communications & Professional Skills
  • Computers & Professional Skills
  • CPT Coding I-III
  • Encoding
  • Health Information Management/Electronic Health Records HIM/EHR
  • ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I-III
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Claims Processing I-III

Five-year weighted average rates for retention, job placement, and exam passage:

  • Percentage for Retention: 72.2%
  • Percentage for Job Placement: 84.62%
  • Percentage for Exam Passage: 86.36%
  • 2016 Job Placement : 80%

The above data has been approved by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), a Committee on Accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

No-Cost Programs

At Bidwell Training Center, we know how difficult it can be trying to make ends meet while pursuing your career goals. That’s why all our programs are offered at no-cost.

Tuition is not charged to students who are residents of Pennsylvania and who also have their high school diploma or equivalent. Funding for Bidwell Training Center is received through the State of PA, foundations, grants, and individual donors. The tuition, fees, uniforms, scrubs, and textbooks are covered for all accepted students.

Experience a Medical Coder/Biller Externship

Near the end of your training at Bidwell Training Center, you will complete an 8-week externship, giving you the workplace confidence, you need to pursue your career goals. You will have a chance to complete your externship at either a medical coding service company, centralized coding facility, hospital coding department, physician practice, or insurance company. The combination of in-class and on-site training will help you get career ready for employment in the medical or insurance industries.

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed your program, you will have the skills to follow many career paths, including:

  • Medical Coder
  • Coding Specialist
  • Coder/Abstractor
  • Billing Reimbursement Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Account Representative
  • Intake Specialist
  • Medical Claims Analyst/Reviewer
  • Workman’s Comp Claim Examiner
  • Health Claim Processor


Monday – Friday, 28 weeks (8 months)

Your Future Medical Coder/Biller Career

Not only does Bidwell Training Center offer comprehensive career training, we also offer students career placement services. With a team of dedicated placement staff available from day one, along with professional development courses built into the program, you will be prepared for your future career as a Medical Coder/Biller.

The Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT) is a community-based educational arts and career training facility that inspires, educates and empowers people of all ages with adult job training and creative youth programs.




Erie Center for Arts & Technology
650 East Avenue, Suite 120
Erie, PA 16503

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM