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Medical Billing and Coding Online Diploma Program

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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

Communications

EN1150     Composition I

Science

SC1221     Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

General Education

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.