Medical Coding and Billing (Associate)

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.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

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
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
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 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
BIO117 Introduction to Pharmacotherapy 3
CS205 Computer Software Applications in Healthcare 3
Program and core: 61
Electives (1): 3
Total: 64

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Associates
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

Career Information

An aging American population will need more medical tests, treatments and procedures … leading to more claims for reimbursement from private and public insurance. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records, will lead to an increased need for qualified technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding and Billing will prepare you to excel as a medical records and health information technician[1], a position with a median annual wage in the mid-$30s[3]. The health information field is also in demand – projected to see more than 41,000 positions open up by 2022[2], an increase of 22 percent!

10-year Job Growth[2]

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.

  • 227,500
  • 186,300
  • 2012
  • 2022
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs.
*2022 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salaries[3]

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

  • The top 10% earn$56,200
  • The median earn$32,160
  • The lower 10% earn$22,250
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.

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