Medical Billing and 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 to help prepare for this evolving industry.
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Why Get Started at DeVry?
Whether you are looking to get started in healthcare as a medical coder or biller, or if you plan to eventually pursue a bachelor's degree, 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 opportunities
- DeVry University offers the flexibility of online courses
- More than 100 career services professionals at DeVry University speak to employers every day to help our graduates with their career search
- DeVry University is committed to offer you the highest quality of education and student care to help ensure the successful completion of your program
Certificate Completion Requirements
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conveniently offered online
DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org.
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).