Why Medical Coding and Billing may be right for youDo you love spreadsheets and day planners? Do you organize your clothes by color and season? Would you rather take a photo than be in one? A career in medical coding and billing may be right for you.

Like you, health information technicians are methodical and detail-oriented. They’re also one of the few health care professionals who don’t provide direct, hands-on patient care; however, their skills are crucial to the success of hospitals, physicians’ offices and other related facilities.

Simply put, health information technicians organize and manage data. They oversee the insurance reimbursement process and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. They ensure all information is accurate, accessible and secure in both paper and electronic formats.

Discover how Grantham University can help you further hone and apply your skills to an in-demand health care career. Learn more about our 100 percent online Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding and Billing program and why this may be the right path for you.

Education on Your Terms

For many, a traditional, on-campus education isn’t an option. Our students are parents and full-time workers who rely on the convenience, flexibility and affordability of Grantham to earn their degrees — in as little as two years.

You don’t need to be present in a physical classroom or sacrifice your other obligations to complete your studies at Grantham. You will be able to test, research and perform the various functions of medical coding and billing right from your computer, on your schedule.

Comprehensive Curriculum

We know what employers look for in health information technician candidates. Our 100 percent online program was designed to teach you the career-specific and professional skills you need to land the job.

Our comprehensive curriculum includes:

  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Computer Software Applications in Healthcare
  • Professional Practice Capstone in which you will complete projects common to clinical coding specialists in a real-world health care setting

Upon graduation, you will be ready to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam, a medical coding and billing industry certification, from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

In-Demand Career Field

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

An aging population will require more medical services, which will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies. These additional claims, plus the growing use of electronic health records (EHRs), will lead to an increased need for qualified health information technicians.1

High Growth Potential

In May 2017, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $39,180 per year ($18.83 per hour), higher than the median annual wage for all occupations. The highest 10 percent earned more than $64,610. With a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you may advance to a position as a medical or health services manager and increase your earning potential.1

Get Started Today

If you want to take your personal organization skills and turn them into an in-demand health care career, Grantham University can help! Enroll online in our Medical Coding and Billing Associate degree program or call (888) 947-2684 for more information.

 

1 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm

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