Medical Coding and Billing Online Courses
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.
Medical Coding and Billing Program Outcomes
At the successful completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Explain the role and function of different types of healthcare facilities and environments
- Explain medical terms and abbreviations that are commonly used in health information management systems
- Identify the constraints and guidelines that the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) places on healthcare systems
- Utilize healthcare-related coding and billing software to support healthcare administration functions
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.