Online Medical Coding and Billing Program

Online Medical Coding and Billing Associate of Applied Science Degree

Earning your Associate of Applied Science – Medical Coding and Billing from Grantham University can help launch your career in the healthcare arena. In most healthcare facilities, patient records are carefully maintained by trained specialists in medical coding and billing. With a specialized degree in this field required for this career path, Grantham’s program will arm you with the preparation you need.

Through our 100% online learning environment, you will learn to use the standard medical coding system, ICD-9, and receive current training on ICD-10 when the healthcare industry upgrades. This system ensures compliance with federal regulations, verifies that the bills can be read by medical professionals everywhere, and meets practical insurance requirements.

Medical billing is considered to be a sub-specialty of the general discipline of medical coding. Many schools offer medical billing training all by itself. However, schools that train in both billing and coding in a single program, like Grantham, are generally considered to offer a more complete education, because medical coding is the first step in the medical billing process.

Grantham University allows you to study, test, research and perform all medical billing and coding functions completely online. This is a wonderful opportunity if you work at home or need to conduct studies online, as you will never need to enter a physical classroom or conform to a set schedule.

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

Associate of Applied Science-Medical Coding and Billing Credit Hours 64
Total Credit Hours 64

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
AH111 Healthcare Delivery Systems
AH114 Medical Terminology
BIO116 Introduction to Pathophysiology
AH212 Basic Diagnosis Coding Systems
AH214 Reimbursement Methodologies
AH215 Medical Assisting

Full curriculum

CourseTitleCredits
AH111Healthcare Delivery Systems3
AH112Intro to Health Info Mgmt3
AH114Medical Terminology3
AH212Basic Diagnostic Coding Sys3
AH213Basic Procedure Coding Sys3
AH214Reimbursement Methodologies3
AH215Medical Assisting3
AH216Professional Practice Capstone3
BA215Business Statistics3
BIO113Anatomy and Physiology3
BIO116Intro to Pathophysiology3
BIO117Intro to Pharmacotherapy3
CO210Business Communication3
CS205Comp Software Apps Healthcare3
EN101English Composition I3
EN102English Composition II3
GP210American Government I3
GU100Student Success1
HU260Strategies for Decision Making3
SO251Technology and Society3
Program and core:58
Electives (2):6
Total:64

Additional online degree details

Degree level:Associates
Delivery method:Online
Availability:Available
Starts:Weekly
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Career Information

Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments and procedures. This will also mean more claims for reimbursement from private and public insurance. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records by all types of healthcare providers, should lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.

Cancer registrars are expected to continue to be in high demand. As the population ages, there will likely be more types of special purpose registries because many more types of illnesses are detected and treated later in life.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013)

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the medical records and health information technician field is projected to grow by more than 30,000 positions, which is an 18% increase.

  • 217,300
  • 179,500
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs
Year total jobs is an estimate

Average Salaries

If you choose to work in the medical records and health information technician field, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$53,430
  • The median earn$32,350
  • The lower 10% earn$21,240
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.
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Medical Billing and Coding Schools

Patient records are carefully maintained by trained specialists in medical billing and coding. In order to enter the medical billing and coding field, these studious individuals must complete certain degrees or certifications in a medical billing and coding school. These individuals use a universally recognized medical coding system called the ICD-9 Index to ensure compliance with federal regulations, to see that the bills can be read by medical professionals everywhere, and to meet practical insurance requirements. Medical billing and coding schools supply the expert knowledge needed to succeed in medical billing and coding professions.

Grantham University has a medical coding and billing program which can prepare you for this stable and profitable career. Medical billing is considered to be a sub-specialty of the general discipline of medical coding. Although many schools offer medical billing training all by itself, medical billing and coding schools that train in both billing and coding in a single program are generally considered to offer a more complete education in the field because medical coding is the first step necessary to the medical billing process.

Grantham University allows its medical coding and billing students to study, test, research, and perform all functions that a medical billing and coding student must perform completely online. Students never need to attend school in a physical classroom or conform to the school’s daily schedule, so this is a wonderful opportunity for people who work at home or who need to conduct their studies online. In fact, many medical billing and coding careers are available for people who need to find work which they can do at home. With the proper training from a medical billing and coding school like Grantham University, not only can you earn your degree entirely online, you could enter a career which allows you to work from home as well. Conduct your studies and your career entirely online by attending the virtual medical coding and billing program at Grantham University, and never be tied down to an hourly schedule or to physical attendance again. There is a lot more to establishing a career in medical billing and coding than simply buying the right software and announcing your available services to the medical community. The proper training received from Grantham’s medical coding and billing program will help you avoid the pitfalls of attempts at a medical billing and coding career without the proper credentials.

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