Online Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding.

REASONS TO CHOOSE DEVRY:

  • AHIMA’s CCA certification exam prep built-in
  • Program can prepare you for AAPC’s 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 a 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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what you'll learn

The 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.

FAQs

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.


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 13 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 CCS 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)

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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Medical Billing & Coding: Health Information Coding Certificate

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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 Business Administration 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.