Medical Coding and Billing Program

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, military personnel, 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.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

AAS-MCB 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

Course Title Credits
AH111 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
AH112 Introduction to Health Information Management 3
AH114 Medical Terminology 3
AH212 Basic Diagnosis Coding Systems 3
AH213 Basic Procedure Coding Systems 3
AH214 Reimbursement Methodologies 3
AH215 Medical Assisting 3
AH216 Professional Practice (Capstone) 3
BIO113 Anatomy and Physiology 3
BIO116 Introduction to Pathophysiology 3
BIO117 Introduction to Pharmacotherapy 3
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
CS205 Computer Software Applications in Healthcare 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
GU100 Student Success 1
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
Program and core: 58
Electives (2): 6
Total: 64

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Associates
Delivery method: Online

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.
*2020 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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