Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 1 year 4 months.
Medical Billing and Coding - All Online
Earn your Medical Billing and Coding certificate with just 10 courses.*
This course covers the basics of the human body. You'll explore topics related to cell structure and function and learn about the major systems of the human body. During lab work, you'll utilize computer exercises and simulation activities, as well as observation related to the topics covered.
This course involves the study of notable human diseases and how they are treated using drug therapies. It also explores the fundamentals of disease processes and integrates those concepts with basic pharmacology and drug therapy strategies. An emphasis is placed on disease etiology, sights, symptoms and diagnostic measures, as well as dosage, actions and administration routes.
HIT203 & HIT205
Build your ability to accurately dissect and code operative reports using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). You will also learn about anatomy and code structure for body systems, health records, manual and computerized coding methods and references. You’ll have hands-on opportunities to use coding manuals and software tools to become comfortable with sequencing diagnoses and procedures. Coding ethics, data quality and application of coding principles to electronic record systems are also covered.
HIT211 & HIT213
Develop your knowledge of clinical classification systems through current procedural terminology (CPT). Practice using CPT to assign procedure codes and apply guidelines for assigning evaluation and management (E/M) codes and modifiers to typical case examples. Also covered are healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) codes and the application of coding principles to an electronic record system.
DeVry’s Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program is designed to teach medical terminology, health services and information systems, health insurance and reimbursement, classifying medical data and much more. Explore additional skills taught in our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program by visiting our Medical Billing and Coding Training page.
When you earn your uUndergraduate Certificate in medical billing and coding, you can pursue an industry-recognized medical billing and coding certification, such as the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam with AHIMA or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam with the AACP after graduation.
In addition to meeting admissions requirements, the only pre-requisite for enrollment in medical billing and coding schools is a high school diploma or equivalent. Please see the academic catalog for complete admissions requirements. You can also view our Medical Billing and Coding FAQs.
Medical billing and coding involves reviewing medical records and determining the diagnosis and procedures the patient received. It is an essential component of the healthcare system in that it allows medical providers to be reimbursed for the services delivered. Medical billing and coding are distinct yet related processes. Medical coding involves documenting and categorizing billable information from a patient’s medical record into standardized codes. Once that is done, medical billing professionals use those codes to submit insurance claims and invoice patients.
Medical billing and coding depend on one another, yet represent different points in the healthcare payment process. Medical coding generally comes first and involves working with healthcare providers and clinicians to identify and align on the healthcare services provided, then assign the appropriate codes to accurately represent those services. With that information, medical billing professionals can then use those CPT codes to develop billing statements to file insurance claims and ensure patients are appropriately invoiced.
Virtually every type of healthcare provider requires the services of medical billers and coders. However, the career opportunities go beyond just organizations that provide direct care. In addition to working in hospitals and doctor’s offices, those with medical billing and coding training can also explore careers with health insurance companies, law firms and governmental agencies.
Yes. You can learn medical billing and coding online.
At DeVry, our medical billing and coding programs are 100% online. Class sessions start every 8 weeks so you can begin your studies any time that's convenient for you. You can complete your online courses at your own pace, enrolling full-time or part-time. Our advisors will help you design a plan that works for your career goals and personal schedule.
A future in medical billing and coding can be more attainable than you might think. While medical billing and coding involves knowledge of numerous code sets and complex medical information, that doesn’t mean you have to memorize every code. At DeVry, our Medical Billing and Coding certificate programs are designed to help you gain hands-on experience with common billing and coding software using simulated patient records. You’ll gain the knowledge you need in common health-related subjects to prepare to pursue a career as a medical biller or coder.
Our online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate programs do not require any math courses. Some math concepts are present in certain courses, but there are no classes that are explicitly focused on mathematics in this program.
A career in medical billing and coding can help you stay on the cutting-edge of technologies within the healthcare industry. Positions for medical billers and coders may be available in a variety of healthcare settings, such as physicians' offices, hospitals, insurance companies, dental offices, emergency rooms, ambulatory centers, long-term care facilities and more.
With the proper professional training and certifications, you can prepare to take on many responsibilities when working with healthcare professionals. This can help you to improve patient care and facilitate best practice billing and coding procedures.
If you're interested in learning more about the medical billing and coding field, we have you covered. With topics ranging from medical billing and coding training, certification exams, careers, examples, terminology and more, we have the information you want.
1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location.https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
2Eligible students who register for and complete the exams may be reimbursed for one exam sitting.
3For 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. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
*The Health Information Coding (HIC) specialization requires 13 courses to complete, not considering any qualifying transfer credits. Additional program information may be found here.
**The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.