Coding and Revenue Cycle Management - AAS Degree

Coding and Revenue Cycle Management - AAS Degree

Prepare for a career in health care management-level with an Associate's Degree in Coding and Revenue Cycle Management.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Coding and Revenue Cycle Management, you will be able to start a career in health care revenue cycle management. Coding and revenue cycle managers ensure the proper facilitation of finances between patients, insurance systems, and the medical facility.

The goal of health care revenue cycle management is to develop processes that help healthcare facilities receive the full amount of payment for services as quickly as possible. This career path includes administrative and clinical skills, including claims processing, revenue generation, and payment. In order to excel in coding and revenue management, it is best to be organized and detail-oriented. And because it involves a lot of coordination between parties, it is necessary to have good interpersonal communication skills as well. With an AAS in Coding and Revenue Cycle Management from The College of Health Care Professions, you will be able to start your career in health care revenue cycle management in as little as 22 months.

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Program Details

Program Length

Online: 96 weeks

Available Locations

Online
Online Courses
Module IModule IIModule IIIModule IVModule VModule VIModule VIIModule VIIIModule IXModule XModule XIModule XII

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

POFT103

Emphasis on the application of basic psychological principles and the study of behavior as they apply to special populations. Topics include procedures for self-understanding and social adaptability in interpersonal communication with patients, teachers and co- workers in an ambulatory care or hospital setting. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

English Composition

ENGL101

This course provides the student with instruction and practice in expository writing and emphasizes grammatical and mechanical accuracy and proper essay form. Emphasis is placed on clarity, logical organization, unity and coherence of central idea and supporting material. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Computer Applications in Health Care

POFT101

Students will learn and become familiar with basic word processing and other programs within the Microsoft Office Suite. Student is taught to create, save, and retrieve work in Word, Excel, etc. in an effort to be able to demonstrate basic commands and functionality of the programs. This will be carried further into applications of these systems in the healthcare environment using real world examples and practice exercises Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

College Mathematics

POFM114

This course covers basic mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Also covered is fraction notation and mixed numerals, decimals, ratios, rates and unit prices, proportions, solving various problems using percent equations and proportions, sales tax, commissions and discounts, interest, data, graphs, and statistics, measurements, geometry, real numbers, algebra, and equations. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction to Psychology

PSYT101

This course covers the interrelationship between biology and human behavior. Included in the course are theories involved in sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thought, language, mental abilities, motivation and emotion, effects of stress, personality traits, social psychology, and psychological disorders and their treatments. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Medical Terminology

HPRS101

This course is an introduction to medical terminology and covers terminology associated with the structure of the body, the integumentary, muscular and skeletal systems, the lymphatic, immune, and cardiovascular systems, the urinary, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems, the eyes and ears, the reproductive and endocrine systems, diagnostic and imaging procedures, and pharmacology. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Anatomy and Physiology

SCIT103

This Course is an introduction to the human body and includes chemistry and the human body, the structure and function of membranes, cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Additionally, mechanisms of disease, human development, inheritance, weights and Measures, and normal physiological values are studied. Prerequisite: HPRS101

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Electronic Health Record Management

HITT205

This course reviews the history of and current state of the electronic health record, trends, healthcare information applications such as clinical information systems, administrative information systems, and management support systems. Students will explore the transition from a paper-based health record to an electronic health record and the associated issues. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Pathopharmacology

PATH214

This course is an introduction to the human body and its functions, diseases, etiology, and pathophysiologic nature. Medical complications and manifestations of disease states are explored along with pharmacological and non-pharmacological principles and interventions related to the treatment of diseases. Prerequisite: HPRS 101, SCIT103

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Health Care Law and Ethics

HITT209

This course includes a study of health care law and ethics including the study of confidentiality, privacy, security, ethics, and key health care legislation. Students will learn how to apply local, state and federal standards and regulations for the control and use of health information Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Coding I

HITT201A

This covers the principles and guidelines for using ICD-10-CM to code diagnoses. This course covers the concept of clinical vocabularies and classifications systems. Students will gain an understanding of ICD-10-CM in relation to inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as use of cases and health record documentation. Prerequisite: HPRS101, SCIT103, PATH214

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Health Care Delivery Systems and Organization

HITT216

This course reviews health care delivery systems including organization, finance, accreditation agencies and regulatory agencies. Students will learn about settings, types of patients, types of caregivers, regulatory issues, unique documentation requirements, data sets and reimbursement structure by type of care. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Coding II

HITT211A

This course is a comprehensive, system-based approach to learning CPT/HCPCS and includes an overview of coding guidelines and identifying information in the health record. Students will also learn about the relationship between the coding process and reimbursement. Prerequisite: HITT201A

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Coding Professional Practice Experience I

MBCC290

This course enables the student to learn the foundations of insurance, billing, coding, submission of claims to the insurance carrier, verifying patient benefits, submitting a secondary claim, posting payments and appealing the insurance carrier's decision. This includes case studies, exploration, research, and hands on use of the Electronic Medical Record. Prerequisite: HITT216

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory33hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours81hr.
Credits4 

Coding III

HITT221

This covers the principles and guidelines for using ICD-10-PCS to code procedures. This course covers the concept of clinical vocabularies and classifications systems. Students will gain an understanding of ICD-10-PCS in relation to inpatient settings, as well as use of cases and health record documentation. Prerequisite: HITT 211A

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Health Care Reimbursement Methodologies

HITT385

This course examines the complex financial systems within today’s healthcare environment and provides an understanding of the basics of health insurance and public funding programs, managed care contracting, and how services are paid. The student will achieve an appreciation for the complexity of reimbursement systems and an understanding of the profound impact they have had on providers and payers, consumers, public policy makers, and the development of classification and information technology systems. Prerequisite: HITT 216

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Coding IV

HITT231

This course advances the student to the next level of coding, combining the previously learned code sets into an advanced class utilizing coding scenarios and exercises from a wide variety of healthcare settings. This will provide for an understanding of where to properly use the code sets and combination of code sets, and covers the principles and guidelines for using each set in their respective healthcare setting. Students will gain an understanding of the relationships of outpatient to inpatient settings, as well as use cases and health record documentation from each setting. Prerequisite: HITT 221

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Health Care Statistics

HITT220

This course introduces the student to basic allied health statistics and analysis. Students will learn how to collect data, calculate key healthcare statistics, and prepare reports, including analysis. Students will also compute common Health Information Department Management statistics. Prerequisite: POFM114, HITT216

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Revenue Cycle Management

MBCC270

This course focuses on how the foundation of the revenue cycle and the challenges and processes involved in management of a Revenue cycle. It will introduce the concepts of revenue cycle and explore how it is impacted by various departments within a facility or practice. Emphasis will be placed on how the revenue cycle impacts the overall fiscal stability of a facility, healthcare system, or medical practice. Areas of importance will include the relationships of patient access and registration, case management, quality review, health information management, and patient accounting as they apply to the revenue cycle. Prerequisite: HITT209, HITT205, HITT216, HITT385

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement

HITT122

This course studies quality standards and methodologies in the health information management environment. Topics include licensing, accreditation, compilation and presentation of data in statistical formats, quality management and performance improvement functions, utilization management, risk management, medical staff data quality issues, approaches to assessing patient safety issues and implementation of quality management and reporting through electronic systems. Prerequisite: HITT216, HITT220

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Coding Compliance

MBCC345

This course covers the importance of coding compliance and the impacts of clinical documentation, medical necessity, and medical reimbursement regulations have on compliant coding. Auditing and prevention, along with basic management principles of identifying valid codes for coding accuracy will be explored. With the current advancements in health information field, students will learn how to utilize the emerging technologies that will enhance their ability to identify coding discrepancies. Prerequisite: HITT209, HITT216, HITT385

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Certification Review

MBCC200

This course provides a review of the skills necessary to prepare students for successful employment and certification/registration opportunities as a Medical Biller and Coder. Prerequisite: ALL Prior Modules; May be taken in conjunction with HITT122, MBCC345 and/or MBCC 300

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Coding Professional Practice Experience II

MBCC300

This course is an On-Site or Virtual Externship course. Students will apply the theory, concepts and skills learned throughout the program at a directed practice site and by any assigned course projects. Prerequisite: ALL Prior Modules; May be taken in conjunction with HITT122, MBCC345 and/or MBCC 200

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship90hr.
Total Hours90hr.
Credits2 

About the Online Coding & Revenue Cycle Management Program

CHCP’s program focuses on the practical application of medical coding and billing using current CPT and ICD codes. We emphasize training in revenue cycle management as well as professional communication skills. Additionally, included in our program is an externship to provide you with hands-on, clinical training in a medical facility.

What Skills Will I Learn?

Our program teaches you the administrative and procedural skills necessary to work in healthcare revenue cycle management. Some of these skills include:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Practical application of medical coding and billing (CPT and ICD code sets)
  • Health care delivery systems and organization
  • Healthcare law and ethics
  • Healthcare reimbursement methodologies
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer applications in health care
  • Electronic health record management
  • Pathopharmacology

Healthcare administration and healthcare occupations, in general, are expected to grow by 14% from 2028 to 2028. This growth is likely due to an aging population and a heightened public awareness of the importance of health and wellness. To learn more about healthcare revenue cycle management salary, job outlook, and employment, visit The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 When you are ready to graduate, the College of Health Care Professions can help. Our Career Services provides resume writing, interview tips, and job placement to ease your transition from education to employment. Visit our Career Services page to learn more.

What Career Options are Available?

With an AAS in Coding and Revenue Cycle Management, you can work in a variety of healthcare facilities in an administrative aspect. You can employ your skills in an entry-level position at any of the following settings:

  • Physician Office
  • Clinics
  • Critical access hospitals
  • Acute care hospitals and many more.

Interested in our Online Coding and Revenue Cycle Management AAS Degree? If so, fill out the form! Someone will be in contact soon, providing you more information on our online program.

How Do I Enroll?

To enroll, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED
  • Passing score of 17 on the Scholastic Level Exam (admissions test)
  • Meet the Medical Billing and Coding specific standards for admission
  • Be professional, tidy, and organized
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