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Online Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding

Take online medical billing and coding courses at your own pace and break into this in-demand healthcare field.

REASONS TO CHOOSE DEVRY:

  • AHIMA’s Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam prep built-in
  • Program can prepare you for AAPC’s Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam as well
  • Hands-on experience in a virtual lab environment with real medical records
  • 100% online classes – with school sessions starting every eight weeks
  • Get resume and job searching help with our Career Services support

Earn Your Certificate in just 10 Courses

As the healthcare system strives to provide more efficient and effective care, medical billing and coding professionals are more important than ever. Expand your horizons into an exciting field with an online Medical Billing and Coding Undergraduate Certificate from DeVry University. Choose between one of two programs as you pursue your certificate: Medical Billing and Coding or Health Information Coding. Use your certificate as a standalone credential or as a step towards earning your Bachelor’s Degree.


Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding in as little as 1 year*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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Medical Billing and Coding FAQs

What is Medical Billing and Coding?

Medical billing and coding is reviewing medical records and determining the diagnosis and procedures of the patient.

What Does a Medical Biller and Coder Do?

Medical billing and coding duties vary, but include working with healthcare professionals to determine care services and managing the claim process.

There are actually two different potential professions you can explore after receiving your Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding at DeVry – Medical Billing or Medical Coding.

In the Medical Billing field, billers would:
• Submit claims to insurance companies
• Ensure that the responsible party pays for claims
• Manage payments and invoices

In the Medical Coding field, coders would:
• Work with healthcare professionals to correctly identify the services and treatments a patient has received
• Ensure that medical records correctly reflect their patients' care
• Stay up-to-date with new coding regulations and standards

What is a Medical Billing and Coding Certification?

A Medical Billing and Coding Certification signals to healthcare professionals that you have taken the time to study the complexity of billing and coding.

What certifications will I have when I complete the MBC certificate?

When you earn your Undergraduate Certificate in medical billing and coding, you can sit for the Certified Coding Associate Exam with AHIMA or the Certified Professional Coder exam with AACP. Included in your tuition is a $300 reimbursement for an exam fee.

What skills will I learn in Medical Billing and Coding training?

DeVry’s Medical Billing and Coding certification is designed to teach medical terminology, health services and information systems, health insurance and reimbursement, classifying medical data, and much more.

View additional skills taught in our Medical Billing and Coding certificate coursework

What are the prerequisites for enrollment in this certificate program?

The only pre-requisite for enrollment in these programs is a high school diploma or equivalent.

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what you'll learn

The online Medical Billing and Coding Undergraduate Certificate from DeVry University covers the following:

  • Health Insurance and Reimbursement
    Explore reimbursement and payment methodologies applicable to healthcare provided in various US settings as it relates to relevant forms, processes, practices and the roles of health information professionals.
  • Classifying Medical Data
    Abstract, classify and code medical data while also ensuring data quality and integrity.
  • Process Information
    Compile codes, categories, calculations, tabulations and audits, or verify information or data.
  • Current Procedural Terminology
    Study the principles and guidelines for using the Current Procedural Terminology system for reporting physician and other healthcare services, including non-inpatient procedures.
  • Health Services and Information Systems
    Explore the history and organization of, and current issues in, the US healthcare delivery system, including interrelationships among system components and care providers.
  • Document and Record Information
    Enter, transcribe, store or maintain information in written or electronic form.
  • International Classification of Diseases Coding
    Study the principles and guidelines for using the International Classification of Diseases system to code diagnoses and procedures.
  • Medical Terminology
    Learn medical terminology, including the foundations of words used to describe the human body and its conditions, terminology for medical procedures, the names of commonly prescribed medications and common abbreviations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Medical Billing and Coding Undergraduate Certificate may consider careers such as:

  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician

  • Billing Specialist

  • Insurance Claims Specialist

  • Medical Biller

  • Collections Specialist

  • Coding Professional

Get to Know Our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program will help you master how to accurately record, register, submit and track patient information. You can earn your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate with just 10 courses. You will learn about medical terminology, classifying data, health services and information systems, along with other topics relevant to the field.

Our students work in AHIMA’s VLab – an internet-based, virtual lab environment that gives you first-hand experience with real-world medical records. In addition, both programs include built-in exam prep for AHIMA’s CCA Certification Exam to help you as you advance in your studies. The CCA certification is a nationally recognized credential that can better position you for opportunities in the health field. The fee for one exam attempt is included in your tuition.1

Choose between two program options:

Option 1: Medical Billing & Coding

Program Courses

Natural Sciences

BIOS105 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
BIOS267 Pathopharmacology

Health Information Technology

HIT111 Basic Medical Terminology
HIT120 Introduction to Health Services and Information Systems
HIT141 Health Information Processes with Lab
HIT203 International Classification of Diseases Coding I with Lab
HIT205 International Classification of Diseases Coding II with Lab
HIT211 Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab
HIT230 Health Insurance and Reimbursement
HIT252 Coding Practicum and Review (CCA Exam)

Option 2: Medical Billing & Coding - Health Information Coding

Program Courses

BIOS105 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
BIOS267 Pathopharmacology
HIT111 Basic Medical Terminology
HIT120 Introduction to Health Services and Information Systems
HIT141 Health Information Processes with Lab
HIT203 International Classification of Diseases I with Lab
HIT205 International Classification of Diseases II with Lab
HIT211 Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab
HIT213 Current Procedure Terminology Coding II w/ Lab
HIT220 Legal and Regulatory Issues in Health Information
HIT230 Health Insurance and Reimbursement
HIT260 Coding Practicum w/Lab
HIT261 CCS Review (CCS Exam)

Medical Billing and Coding Coursework Preview

The Medical Billing and Coding certification programs may include these courses:

Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & 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.

Pathopharmacology

This course combines the study of common human diseases and corresponding drug therapies used in their treatment. You can explore the fundamental concepts of the disease process, while also integrating basic pharmacology concepts and drug therapies associated with treatment of common pathologies. Emphasis is placed on disease etiology, sights, and symptoms, and diagnostic measures, as well as dosage, actions, and administration routes.

International Classification of Diseases

This two-course sequence addresses principals, guidelines, definitions and coding conventions of the International Classification of Diseases-10-Procedural Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) and ICD-10-Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM). Coursework is designed to help you gain experience needed for accurately dissecting operative reports and building codes in ICD-10-PCS. Also examined are anatomy and code structure for each of the body systems and related sections of ICD-10-PCS, health records, manual and computerized coding methods, and coding references. Patient records and exercises using coding manuals and software tools provide further practice in coding and sequencing diagnoses and procedures. Coding ethics, data quality and application of coding principles to electronic record 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, you 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.

Build Skills With Stackable Degrees.

Earn a Credential at Every Step.

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume.  At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. 

  • Start with a shorter credential that takes less time so it’s more affordable
  • Flexible online and on-site classes build your professional skills right away
  • Almost all courses count toward the next degree level2

How Do Credentials Stack?

Here’s an example: When you earn an Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding, almost all courses you complete in the program apply to your Associate Degree in Health Information Technology. When you complete the associate, all but one course stacks into our bachelor’s in business degree with a specialization in Health Information Management. Build your confidence – and your resume – when you start your journey at DeVry.

"The medical industry is ever-changing. Keeping up with the latest terminology for medical billing and coding is essential."

GREGORY ZALESKI, MBA RHIA MBA, RHIA - Associate Professor and College of Health Sciences National Faculty

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1Eligible students who register for and complete the exams may be reimbursed for one exam sitting.
2For the MBC certificate program, all but one course stacks into our Associate Degree in Health Information technology. For the AHIT program, all but one course stacks into our Bachelor’s in Technical Management degree with a specialization in Health Information Management. Program availability varies by location.
**The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.