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Join the medical field as a medical record and health information specialist with the free medical billing and coding certification program from Penn Foster Online. Through this self-paced, online training program, you will obtain a career diploma you can use to obtain employment in hospitals, doctors’ offices/private practices, laboratories, long- and short-term care facilities and more. Medical billing and coding is a meaningful job that helps healthcare providers serve patients, reduce medical mistakes and maintain a consistent medical history that will serve patients for their entire lives.

Free, hands-on pre-apprenticeship training to launch your medical billing & coding career and change your life.

Why Enroll in Free Medical Billing and Coding Training?

Medical billing and coding professionals can make a great salary in a flexible career that often includes the potential to work from home. This role is in high demand throughout the United States and the Department of Labor projects that nearly 40,000 new medical billing and coding jobs will be added each year over the next decade. The median pay for a medical billing and coding specialist averages at $21.75 per hour, with room for growth as you gain new skills and seniority.



As a health information specialist, you will become a foundational member of the healthcare field. Your work provides valuable services that allow medical professionals to provide the best care possible to their patients. It is a position that is stable, flexible and mobile. It requires extreme attention to detail and high organizational skills. The medical billing and coding skill set provides opportunities to advance your career into higher level health information roles through additional training, as well as managerial positions.

About Our Free Medical Billing and Coding Program

In addition to your online training from Penn Foster Online, CrossPurpose provides personal development instruction to maximize your success in the healthcare workforce. You will learn skills that help you network, develop positive work relationships, navigate office etiquette and more. You will leave the training feeling confident and ready to succeed. Skills taught include:




Skills Taught Include

  • Tech and digital skills
  • Sharing your story
  • Financial health and literacy
  • Mindset growth
  • Writing personal brand and goal statements
  • Interviewing
  • Public speaking
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Resume building
  • And much more!

Penn Foster Online Training

After you have completed your personal development training, you will transition into the Penn Foster Online medical billing and coding training. This self-paced program can be completed in as little as 14 weeks and includes virtual labs, online simulations, 3D representations and instructional videos to help you obtain necessary skills and practice what you learn.

Upon completion of the online training program, you will be able to:

  • Read and analyze patient records
  • Determine the correct codes for patient records
  • Use codes to bill insurance providers
  • Interact with physicians and assistants to ensure accuracy
  • Keep track of patient data over multiple visits
  • Manage detailed, specifically coded information
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and information security
  • And more!

What You Can Do with Certification

With a medical coding and billing certificate/career diploma, you can obtain a job in the healthcare field using your skills immediately. Entry-level professionals will typically begin working in billing or admin to gain familiarity with the work before moving into coding. As you gain skills and experience on the job, or obtain additional certificates for medical billing and coding, you will also have opportunities to explore new roles that require your skillset. Potential jobs include:

  • Medical billing and coding specialist
  • Medical records coordinator
  • Medical records technician
  • Coding specialist
  • Medical secretary
  • Health information specialist
  • Medical records analyst
  • Medical billing manager
  • Medical records director
  • Medical billing specialist
  • And more!
What Our Graduates Are Saying
Medical Billing and Coding Training Testimonial

“As I stand here as a new person inside and out, I am so grateful for my new job as the Office Administrator/ Billing & Coder at Anodyne Pain and Wellness Solutions.”

Jasmine J.

Course Requirements:

  • Meet all CrossPurpose admissions requirements
  • 10th-grade reading and math levels
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently (for remote positions)
  • Moderate professionalism
  • No felonies, domestic violence, assault, or child abuse charges
  • Drug charges could be problematic

Course Details:

Class Schedule: First 3 Weeks

  • Monday-Thursday, 9am – 1pm and Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm for class participation with other students.

Upon starting your Medical Billing and Coding Track:

  • 14-16 weeks of online training to achieve certification in medical billing and coding with Penn Foster Online..


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Why Cross Puprose


Our career training is completely free of charge and may even include a stipend of up to $200 per month, so you may earn as you learn.


We have a 100% job rate for graduates of our programs, which means our program offers significant rewards for your dedication with zero financial risk. It’s the most affordable medical coding certification Colorado has to offer — free!


CrossPurpose partners with Penn Foster Online to provide flexible, self-paced instruction in the most current medical billing and coding requirements in the healthcare industry. Penn Foster is a leading medical billing and coding school in Colorado in addition to offering other career options.


CrossPurpose is a community-building organization dedicated to stopping the cycle of dead-end jobs, underemployment and paycheck-to-paycheck living. Throughout your progress in the certification program, CrossPurpose is your ally in helping you succeed, offering mentorship and encouragement.


Northeast Denver

3050 Richard Allen Ct.
Denver CO 80205

South Metro

3855 S Broadway,
Englewood CO 80113

North Metro

Opening July 2023
Arvada, CO

FAQs About Free Medical Billing & Coding Training

Does CrossPurpose offer free medical billing and coding classes near me?

CrossPurpose offers this program to individuals in the Denver metro area. If you are outside of this area, please feel free to contact us. We may be able to point you to resources in your community.

How do I find out where to get medical billing and coding certification near me?

Click on the links below to be taken to our application and someone will contact you with more information.

When can I get started?

You can get started right now. Click here to be taken to our application for free medical billing and coding training.

How long does it take to get certification for medical billing and coding?

With the certified medical billing and coding classes offered by Penn Foster Online, you can complete your career diploma in 14-18 weeks.

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