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

Online Program
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Advance Your Career in Healthcare with a Medical Billing and Coding Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding degree completion program is designed for medical office professionals with a certificate or substantial coursework in medical billing and coding. Graduates of Charter College’s Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, or previous Medical Billing and Coding programs are also welcome to apply. Contact Charter College to complete your degree.

Medical Billing and Coding Classes and Curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding (Degree Completion) 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, 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.

Medical Billing and Coding topics that you will cover include:

  • Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Electronic Health Records
  • The Healthcare System
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

View the complete list of Medical Billing and Coding courses in the Charter College Handbook.

Medical Billing and Coding Certifications

The following certifications are available as part of this program:

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

Medical Billing and Coding Program Length

30 weeks or 7 months

In as little as 7 months, you can get started on a rewarding career as a Medical Billing and Coder. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Medical Billing and Coding Online Delivery Method

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

Medical Billing and Coding Program Outcomes

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

  • Analyze how medical records are maintained and managed by medical providers for patients and learn about an EHR system
  • Demonstrate how billing gets processed to insurance carriers for reimbursement, including learning how to fill out billing forms
  • Analyze healthcare regulations, medical laws and ethics, compliance and auditing in medical coding and billing
  • Interpret public and private insurance carriers, including their guidelines and reimbursement processes
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding (HCPCS) as reporting systems to insurance carriers
  • Demonstrate proficiency with International Classifications of Diseases (ICD) as a reporting system to insurance carriers and government agencies
  • Determine healthcare reimbursement and payment methodologies provided in various US settings as it relates to relevant forms, processes, practices and the roles of health information professionals
  • Audit patient records to ensure completion and accuracy
  • Describe the purposes and intents of key federal, state and local health care policies
  • Describe medical terminology, including body parts and organ functions that make up the human body systems
  • Describe and demonstrate effective supervisory and management skills
  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to explore solutions for specific workplace concerns and contemporary issues
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills in maintaining interpersonal relationships and communicating effectively in a professional office environment

Prepare for Entry-Level Medical Billing and Coding Careers

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding degree completion 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.

Charter College Campuses that Offer Medical Billing and Coding Training

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding degree completion program is available at Charter College in Anchorage, AK, and Vancouver, WA.