Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program

Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program

Enter the Medical Billing & Coding Field with our Online Certificate Program!

Designed Program Length:  64 Weeks

The Medical Billing and Coding program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to become entry-level employees in a variety of medical facilities. Students will review necessary competencies required to take an entry-level certification exam in coding and medical records. After you graduate, you will be qualified to collect and organize medical information and data from patients, physicians and other health care providers.

With a career as a Medical Billing and Coding professional, you will be responsible for completing medical billing forms, filing medical insurance claims, both manually and by automation, practical application of CPT-4, ICD-9/10 and HCPCS codes, as well as record-keeping practices for both hospital and physician offices, procedures in content and filing of patient medical records and use of a variety of filing systems, both alphabetical and numerical. In addition, students gain a general knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. Essentially, students will receive training to equip them to work in insurance companies/offices, physician offices, hospitals, outpatient medical facilities and long-term care medical facilities.

The Need for Medical Billing and Coding Jobs Is Growing Over the Next 10 Years

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians is expected to increase by 22% through 2022

*May not reflect local or regional job market

Online Classes for Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program

MODULE I   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
HPRS 101 Medical Terminology 48 0 0 48 3.0
SCIT 104 Anatomy and Physiology I 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE II   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
SCIT 203 Anatomy and Physiology II 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 209 Healthcare Law and Ethics 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE III   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
PATH 114 Pathophysiology 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 200 Introduction to Pharmacology 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE IV   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
HITT 201 Coding I 48 0 0 48 3.0
LTCA 205 Health Care Delivery Systems and Organization 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE V   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
HITT 211 Coding II 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 385 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE VI   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
LTCA 205 Administrative Procedures and Customer Service Principles 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 205 Electronic Health Record Management 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE VII   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
HITT 221 Coding III 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 290 Professional Practice Experience I 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE VIII   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
           
MBCC 150 Career Development Skills 48 0 0 48 3.0
MBCC 200 Certication Review 48 0 0 48 3.0
             
  Total Hours/Credits 768 0 0 768 48.0
This program is available in the following locations:

Medical Billing and Coding Jobs

  • Insurance Benefits Assistant
  • Insurance Examiner’s Assistant
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Insurance Claims Clerk

Medical Billing and Coding Skills

  • Medical records management
  • Filing insurance claims
  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
  • DRGs management
  • Electronic health record
  • Patient files
  • Filing system
  • Data management and analysis
  • Insurance billing
  • ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding

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