Medical Billing and Coding Online Diploma Program
The Medical Billing and Coding online diploma program prepares students for an entry-level position as a medical biller and/or coder in a variety of healthcare settings, such as physician offices, multispecialty clinics, nursing homes, surgery centers, healthcare systems, and medical billing companies. The accuracy and timeliness of their work is crucial to providers’ financial operations, and they serve as valuable members of the healthcare team.
Graduates may wish to pursue certification in this field through national professional associations, such as the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Graduates of the program will:
- Demonstrate entry-level skills, knowledge and behavior competence in administrative content, functions, and procedures, including current medical coding; completing and submitting claims to insurance carriers; and related reimbursement activities.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing with constituents in the healthcare environment, including patients, medical personnel, and insurance carriers.
- Understand fundamental principles, regulations, and statutes for performing within legal and ethical boundaries.
Course Listing (60 Credits)
HA3010D Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery
ME1140 Medical Terminology for Health Professions
ME2211 Human Pharmacology
ME2250 Medical Law and Ethics
ME2260 Medical Records Management
ME2515 Introduction to Pathophysiology
ME2611 Healthcare Coding and Billing I
ME2612 Healthcare Coding and Billing II
ME2630 Medical Billing & Coding Capstone
ME2650 Medical Billing & Coding Practicum
EN1150 Composition I
SC1221 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
CS1201 Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!
CS1301 Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success
CS2086 Career Path Planning
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.