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Due in part to an aging population and an increase in insurance claims, employment of health information technicians, a category that includes medical coders, is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations through 2022.* 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.
Upon completion of the program, you may be eligible to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and the Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS) certification exam sponsored by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). You may be eligible for additional certifications once you attain professional experience..‡
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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 Start Date
Sep 17, 2014
Online and Hagerstown Start Date
Oct 15, 2014
Online and Campus Start Date
Nov 12, 2014
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
Total Program Credits: 38
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.
None | Corequisite: SC 131
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.
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
In this course, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the various body systems, structures, cells, and tissues and the principles of homeostasis. Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the human body. This course includes a lab component.
In this course, which is a continuation of SC 121: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include, but not limited to, the cardiopulmonary, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system level.
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.
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* Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet 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.