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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 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.‡
Access gainful employment information, including program length, tuition costs, financing options, and success rates.
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.
Online and Hagerstown Start Date
May 14, 2014
Online and Campus Start Date
Jun 11, 2014
Online Start Date
Jul 02, 2014
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 the study of 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; and pharmacology for interest and knowledge.
Total Program Credits: 38
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 senses.
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
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
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.
This course will show students the reimbursement side of health care and the importance of correct coding and billing practices to both the facility and the patient. Students will gain insight into the various types of health insurance plans, and also study compliance as it relates to reimbursement.
None | Corequisite: HI 255
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.
Last term or permission of the Dean
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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* Source: U.S. Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational
Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information
Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm. 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.