Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Medical Billing and Coding

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Start Your Career in Health Care with a Medical Billing and Coding Degree

A career in health care could be within reach if you earn an A.A.S. in Medical Billing and Coding. Medical billing and coders are responsible for coding medical records, processing insurance claims, and managing reimbursements at healthcare facilities such as doctor鈥檚 offices, hospitals, and outpatient centers. Call SM调教社区College to start training for your new healthcare career today.

Medical Billing and Coding Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Medical Billing and Coding program, you will be able to: 

  • Analyze the maintenance and management of electronic medical records  
  • Process billing and reimbursement forms for insurance carriers   
  • Determine appropriate healthcare reimbursement and payment methodologies  
  • Audit patient records for accuracy, compliance, and completeness  
  • Demonstrate proficiency with International Classifications of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding (HCPCS)  
  • Analyze healthcare regulations, medical laws and ethics, compliance and auditing in medical coding and billing 
  • Understand basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology  
  • Identify and describe the legal and ethical standards, guidelines, and regulations pertinent to the medical field 
  • Behave professionally as an entry-level medical office administrative assistant or billing and coding specialist in a variety of settings 

Program Length

  • 15 months

Delivery method

  • Online

Medical Billing and Coding Classes and Curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a Medical Billing and Coder. In classrooms and labs, you will learn how to code medical diagnoses and procedures, maintain medical records, fill out billing forms, process insurance claims, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Topics and Classes

Program Length

Delivery Method

  • Billing, Coding, and Reimbursement
  • Processing and Coding Medical Insurance
  • Electronic Health Records
  • The Healthcare System
  • Medical Terminology
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • Regulatory Issues in Health Information

In as little as 15 months, you can get started on a rewarding career as a Medical Billing and Coder. SM调教社区College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding program is available in an online format. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Prepare for Entry-Level Medical Billing and Coding Careers

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level Medical Billing and Coder positions. You can seek employment in medical front offices, hospitals, outpatient care centers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, or insurance companies.

Available Medical Billing and Coding Certifications

  • Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Insurance Coding Specialist

Occupations this program prepares you for:

Medical Records Specialists

Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

AccreditationS

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Washington Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board logo
Washington Student Achievement Council logo
New Mexico Higher Education Department logo
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education logo
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education logo
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