Professional Licensure

Medical Billing and Coding

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

Tiffany Ruiz
Medical Office Administration - Instructor
919-209-2214
tnruiz@johnstoncc.edu

Marjorie Parker
Medical Office Administration - Instructor
919-209-2061
mfparker3@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.” Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

No state requires its medical billers and coders to obtain a specific license. While there are specific formats and guidelines to follow, state medical boards have not initiated any type of licensing mandates. Certifications are not considered the same as a license. Health care facilities will make their own requirements during the hiring process, but at no time will a medical biller or coder be asked to produce a license.

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) offers various medical coding certifications, while the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certifications are nationally recognized by employers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is expecting to see a job growth rate of 8 percent in the ten-year period leading up to 2029. Other boards that can offer certification include the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSC) and the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA). It is suggested a student check with the state in question before taking the program

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does Not License      
Alaska Does Not License      
American Samoa Does Not License      
Arizona Does Not License      
Arkansas Does Not License      
California Does Not License      
Colorado Does Not License      
Connecticut Does Not License      
Delaware Does Not License      
Florida Does Not License      
Georgia Does Not License      
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements      
Hawaii Does Not License      
Idaho Does Not License      
Illinois Does Not License      
Indiana Does Not License      
Iowa Does Not License      
Kansas Does Not License      
Kentucky Does Not License      
Louisiana Does Not License      
Maine Does Not License      
Maryland Does Not License      
Massachusetts Does Not License      
Michigan Does Not License      
Minnesota Does Not License      
Mississippi Does Not License      
Missouri Does Not License      
Montana Does Not License      
Nebraska Does Not License      
Nevada Does Not License      
New Hampshire Does Not License      
New Jersey Does Not License      
New Mexico Does Not License      
New York Does Not License      
North Carolina Does Not License      
North Dakota Does Not License      
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements      
Ohio Does Not License      
Oklahoma Does Not License      
Oregon Does Not License      
Pennsylvania Does Not License      
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements      
Rhode Island Does Not License      
South Carolina Does Not License      
South Dakota Does Not License      
Tennessee Does Not License      
Texas Does Not License      
Utah Does Not License      
Vermont Does Not License      
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements      
Virginia Does Not License      
Washington Does Not License      
Washington, DC Does Not License      
West Virginia Does Not License      
Wisconsin Does Not License      
Wyoming Does Not License