Below, you'll find information on two top schools that provide medical coding programs; one program is fully online, and the other is on-campus. Programs are most commonly offered at the certificate and associate's degree levels. However, more advanced bachelor's and master's degree programs are offered in the related field of health administration. Medical coding programs show you how to assign codes to diagnoses and procedures in order for healthcare providers to obtain reimbursement from insurance or Medicare. Programs may prepare you for certification through organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association.
1. Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
|School Highlight: Drexel University offers a certificate program in medical billing and coding which consists of six online courses and qualifies students to sit for three national certification exams.|
The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers a post-bachelor's certificate program in medical billing and coding. The 6-course, 18-credit curriculum is offered online, and the program can typically be completed in one year. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the American Medical Billing Association's certification exam. All of the credits earned in the certificate program may be counted toward the school's bachelor's degree program in health services administration.
2. Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI
|School Highlight: Davenport University's bachelor's degree in health information management includes practicum opportunities.|
Davenport offers several programs for those interested in becoming health administrative professionals. The programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and an Associate of Business Administration in Health Insurance Claims Management include medical coding and billing coursework. Students take courses in reimbursement systems, health care delivery systems and organizational behavior. Davenport also offers an Associate of Health Information Technology.
Top Schools with Programs in Medical Coding and Health Administration
|Ferris State University||A 22 credit medical coding minor is offered by the College of Health Professionals||Big Rapids, MI|
|Madison Area Technical College||Offers a 1-year technical diploma in medical coding||Madison, WI|
|Midland College||2013 and 2014 Graduates scored above national average in all seven domain areas established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)||Midland, TX|
|Pennsylvania College of Technology||Health Information Association (HIA) student group conducts seminars, discussions and community service events to help prepare club members for careers||Williamsport, PA|
|South Texas College||Day, night, traditional, distance or hybrid classes possible for health records specialist certificate program||McAllen, TX|
|Weber State University||Certificate, associate and bachelor's degree and post-bachelor's certificates offered for health information and coding||Ogden, UT|
|Youngstown State University||Medical coding certificate includes an administrative practicum and an unpaid externship experience||Youngstown, OH|