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Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program

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Medical Billing & Coding Undergraduate Certificate

The healthcare industry depends on skilled, qualified medical insurance biller and coders to accurately record, register and track patient accounts. Recently, the United States has changed from the International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9) coding standards to ICD-10 standards – DeVry has kept pace with this change and offers courses that can prepare you for the new disease classifications. Earn an undergraduate certificate in Medical Billing and Coding from DeVry University and prepare to enter a fast-growing career* in healthcare.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited June 2016).

Why Consider this program?

  1. Get your career in healthcare, one of today’s fastest-growing career fields
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    Get your career in healthcare, one of today’s fastest-growing career fields
  2. Employment in this field projected to grow double the avg. rate for all occupations* creating demand
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    Employment in this field projected to grow double the avg. rate for all occupations* creating demand
  3. Employment in healthcare is projected to grow 22%* through 2022.
    22%
    Employment in healthcare is projected to grow 22%* through 2022.
  4. Earn a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding within 1 year of full-time enrollment
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    Earn a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding within 1 year of full-time enrollment

Career Opportunities in the Field

With career opportunities in physician's offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and ambulatory centers, positions in the field of Medical Billing and Coding may include:

  • Coder – Assess and code data to ensure that every duty performed in a medical office has an accurate code assigned to it for proper billing.
  • Medical Records Technician/Analyst – process medical insurance claims, medical coding, and maintain patient records in various health care settings1
  • Health Information Clerk – Update and maintain patient health records in a hospital, clinic or private practice.

Why Get Started at DeVry?

Whether you are looking to start preparing for your career in healthcare as a medical coder or biller, or if you are looking to eventually pursue a bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a Health Information Management specialization, a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding can be the first step.

  • Use Medical Billing and Coding as a stepping stone to a more advanced career
  • DeVry University offers the flexibility of online courses
  • More than 100 career services professionals at DeVry University speak to employers every day to help find our graduates successful careers
  • DeVry University is committed to offer you the highest quality of education and student care to help ensure a successful completion of your program
     

Undergraduate Certificate Medical Billing & Coding

Certificate Completion Requirements

  1. courses
    10
    courses
  2. credit hours
    34
    credit hours

Program Coursework

Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

Fundamentals of Pathophysiology

Pharmacology and Medical Treatment

Introduction to Health Services and Information Systems

Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab

Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

This course provides a “road map” perspective of human body structure and function. Topics include cell structure and function, and a survey of all major systems of the human body. The connections and inter-working relationships among systems are introduced. Lab work includes computer exercises and simulation activities, as well as observation related to topics covered.

Fundamentals of Pathophysiology

Students develop a foundational knowledge of the pathogenesis and clinical manifestation of disease in order to work effectively with health data and communicate with healthcare providers. Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and mechanisms of human disease are integrated at a basic level of understanding. Students apply knowledge to examples and practice scenarios involving the classification and analysis of disease states.  

Pharmacology and Medical Treatment

This course surveys indications for the use of commonly prescribed pharmaceutical treatments. Terminology and classifications of drugs and their effects on human body systems are reviewed. Uses of surgical interventions and non-drug therapeutic treatments are also explored, in the context of addressing patient diagnoses and conditions. Students apply knowledge gained to practice examples.

Introduction to Health Services and Information Systems

This course covers history, organization and current issues in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Interrelationships among system components and care providers are explored. Licensing, accrediting and regulatory compliance activities are discussed, as are the importance of financial and quality management, safety and security, and the role of health information professionals. The evolution, major application types and emerging trends in health information systems are explored.

Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab

Knowledge of clinical classification systems is expanded through presentation of principles of current procedural terminology (CPT-4 or most current version), used to code procedures performed by healthcare providers. Through practice exercises, students assign procedure codes and apply guidelines for assignment of evaluation and management (E/M) codes and modifiers to case examples. The purpose and use of the healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) are reviewed. Application of coding principles to an electronic record system is explored.

Program Details

Institutional Accreditation

Conveniently offered online

Institutional Accreditation

DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org.

Conveniently offered online

We offer online education options at the bachelor's and master's degree program levels, with the same quality education you’d receive on campus.

 

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited October 26, 2015).

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