Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding Program

Medical Billing and Coding/Health Information Technicians are the health care professionals in charge of processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information. The Medical Biller & Coder program prepares students for a medical career in a non-patient setting. Upon completion of this program, the student can sit for a national coding exam to become a certified coder. Medical billers and coders are employed by coding companies, billing companies, collection agencies, clearing houses, physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, consulting firms, insurance companies including HMOs, PPOs, IPAs, and foundations for health care, mental health care facilities. High School Diploma or GED required. All students must pass an English and Math proficiency test. To receive program certification students must complete all classes within a 2-year time frame.


FREE Information Session for students considering enrolling!



Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required coursework, pass the National Credentialing exam, and instructor recommendation.

Students must purchase malpractice insurance $20.


The Professional Association and Healthcare Coding Specialists (PAHCS) have agreed to partner with Huntington Beach Adult School to offer our students the National Credentialing Exam of Certified Medical Coding Specialist (CBMCS). Students will be granted the opportunity to become a student member while pursuing the coursework for the exam. Upon successful completion and passing the exam, students will become regular members of PAHCS. Students who received their certification from a school other than HBAS must provide official proof of their certification prior to enrolling for this study group & exam.


Instructor: Annette Butler CBMCS, CHCI

Annette Butler is a certified coder and a certified coding instructor with PAHCS. She is the author of the bestselling textbook, Outcomes in Coding Practice, published by Delmar/Cengage Learning and has written curriculum for the University of California Riverside, Mira Costa College and River Springs Charter School. During her 18 years of teaching, she has developed and implemented eight certification programs as well as an Associate’s Degree Program in the field of Medical Informatics. Her business experience includes consulting, compliance, auditing, contract negotiation, billing, coding and periodically testifies as an expert witness in court. In 2003, she was recognized as a Distinguished Teacher by the San Diego County Office of Education. Annette holds a Full Time Clear California Teaching Credential in Vocational Education and is the former President of Phi Delta Kappa (North County San Diego).


For questions please call 714-842-4227 or email Annette Butler, Program Coordinator at


Classes are located at our Main Campus: 17231 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Information Session Schedule:

Medical Billing & Coding

HBAS Gothard Site | (Room C123)


Friday 06/02/17 | 8:30am-9:30am | 0680611

Friday 07/07/17 | 8:30am-9:30am | 0680612

Friday 08/04/17 | 8:30am-9:30am | 0680613


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Program Requirements:

  • FREE Information Session
  • Start in Medical Terminology!

Students must start their training in Medical Terminology A or B (in no particular order) or be enrolled concurrently with another course within the program.

Students are required to purchase scrubs.

Scrub cost: approximately $40 per set.

  • Diagnostic Coding (ICD-10)*
  • Procedure Coding
  • Billing
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Coders
  • Beginning Word
  • Beginning Excel
  • Keyboarding Certification
  • Career Readiness Skills


  • National Credentialing Exam Prep Class for Coding Specialists


If you are a Coder and need training for ICD-10 the Diagnostic Coding course is the class for you!