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Learning Center Experience
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the health care industry
is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through
2020, due, in part, to an aging population and innovative medical
technology.* This trend has created new opportunities within the
industry, and not all of today's health care jobs require patient
contact. Medical billing and coding is an administrative support
specialty that is expected to increase in need as patient records are being increasingly
scrutinized by health insurance companies, regulators, courts, and
consumers.* At Kaplan University, you could develop the skills required
to seek entry-level employment in this field.†
The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program can provide you
with the knowledge and technical skills required by employers in health
care services. Coursework provides instruction in topics such as:
Prior to graduation, you will will gain additional hours of practical experience in medical billing, coding, and administrative functions in a classroom lab setting.
This program can help prepare for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam or the Certified Coding Specialist–Physician-Based (CCS-P) exam sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association.‡
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate and can pursue entry-level
employment with a variety of employers in the health care industry, such
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Designed to facilitate personal and professional success, this course introduces students to the purposes and processes of university education. An emphasis is placed on study, communication, and thinking skills that support academic achievement. Students also examine the relationship between learning and motivation. (Onsite only)
Total Program Credits: 63
Students will learn how to communicate effectively in their professional field using various writing styles. Students will also identify and further develop their own writing process. Grammar and mechanics will be reviewed, helping students focus on the areas that will improve their writing.
Any Academic Strategies course or any Eight Skills of the Effective Student course
This course provides a logical understanding
of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word
roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural
are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling,
and pronunciation. These principles are applied to study the
following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood
and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each
body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic,
lab, and surgical procedures; as well as pharmacology for
interest and knowledge.
This course introduces and provides basic
practice in the three most commonly used applications in health
care: word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation. Emphasis is
placed on the utilization of these programs in a health care
environment and by health care professionals.
This course is an integrated study of the
human body. The focus is on understanding the interrelated nature
of the systems of the body. This includes the concept of
homeostasis as well as the relationship between structure and
function. This course encompasses the anatomy of selected systems
as well as the physiology and terminology as applied to the body.
The course presents the chemical basis of life and provides a
basic understanding of cells, cellular metabolism, and tissue
composition and functions. The course also includes the study of
the structures and functions of the following systems:
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and
This course is the continuation of integrated
study of the human body. This course encompasses the anatomy of
selected systems as well as the physiology and terminology as
applied to the body. The course also includes the study of the
structures and functions of the following systems: circulatory,
lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and
This course is a systematic study of basic
pharmacology principles with emphasis on the skills and
information needed to succeed in a working environment. Topics
covered include drug classes, dosage calculations and measurement
conversions, drug administration routes, and proper medication
Studies include the most common diseases of
bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic
tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also
study alternative treatments and pain
HS 130 or PU 120
The course explores procedural guidelines for
accomplishing various administrative tasks in the health care
setting. Topics include management of patient information,
medical office software skills, and general workplace
competencies of health care employees.
This course provides an understanding of
health care insurance billing and insurance concepts in practice
today. It includes medical insurance billing theory and
methodology, and covers specific reimbursement theories, health
care concepts, and the practical application of third-party
This course focuses on established medical
diagnosis and procedural coding systems including a study of
nomenclature versus classification systems, basic coding
principles, and application of coding guidelines in outpatient
and inpatient settings.
HI 215, or HS 200 and MR 160 (MR 160 can be completed as a corequisite)
This course is designed to build on the concepts and skills of program courses, specifically medical billing and coding. Students will gain additional hours of practical experience in medical billing, coding, and administrative functions in a classroom lab setting or as an externship at an affiliated site.
Hagerstown and Omaha campuses only
Last term or permission from the Program
Students will improve their background in
mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios
to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own
knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret
concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may
include sets, variables, measurement, and
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–2011 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (accessed April 2012). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡ Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.