Medical Coding and Billing (Associate of Applied Science)

Earn an Online Medical Coding and Billing Degree (Associate)

In today’s well-regulated healthcare environment, patient records are carefully maintained by trained specialists. That specialist could be you. Discover how you can make a real difference as a non-medical professional in healthcare by earning your Medical Coding and Billing degree from Grantham University.

What will I learn in this degree in Medical Billing and Coding online program?
You will learn to use the standard medical coding system, ICD-10. This system ensures compliance with federal regulations, verifies that the bills can be read by medical professionals everywhere, and meets practical insurance requirements. You will study, test, research and perform all medical billing and coding functions online.

Plus, this program prepares you to take the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam, a medical coding and billing industry certification.

What careers can I pursue with my online Medical Coding and Billing degree?
The program will teach you the skills to enter the medical coding and billing profession as a healthcare clerk, medical records keeper or coder1.

NOTE: Many schools offer medical billing training all by itself. Grantham offers a more complete education by training you in both billing and coding in a single program.

How long is the online Medical Coding and Billing degree program?
At 64 credit hours, the online Medical Coding and Billing Associate of Applied Science is designed to be completed in about 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will my degree in Medical Coding and Billing cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin almost every week, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Medical Coding and Billing Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the medical billing and coding classes in this degree 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

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
BIO113 Anatomy and Physiology 3
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
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
BIO116 Introduction to Pathophysiology 3
CS205 Computer Software Applications in Healthcare 3
Program and core: 55
Electives (3): 9
Total: 64

Additional online degree details

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

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