Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding
The medical billing and coding diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as medical billers and coders in a variety of healthcare settings, such as physician offices, multispecialty clinics, nursing homes, surgery centers, healthcare systems, and medical billing companies. Medical billers and coders are responsible for completing insurance claims; coding patient diagnoses and medical, surgical and diagnostic services; submitting claims consistent with government regulations and private insurance policies; and coordinating communications between healthcare providers, insurance carriers, and patients. The accuracy and timeliness of their work is crucial to providers’ financial operations, and they serve as valuable members of the healthcare team.
This diploma program utilize a combination of learning activities in coding and billing courses with a practicum experience at the end of the program to help students develop the knowledge and skills billers and coders use in the healthcare field. 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).
Offered online only at Bellevue, Colorado Springs, Overland Park, Tulsa, Wichita and Wichita West
Students in some programs may be required to…
- Attend classes at different locations
- Take online classes
- For more information call (402) 972-4250 or visit the Bellevue campus page for complete contact details.
Associated Careers* Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine
- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
- Introduction to Pathophysiology
- Healthcare Coding & Billing I & II
- Medical Billing & Coding Practicum
Additional Program Info
Except for the practicum, all courses will be online for this program.
Graduates will be able to:
- 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.
Apply fundamental principles, regulations, and statutes for performing within legal and ethical boundaries.