Programs in medical billing and coding teach students how to assign numerical codes to medical diagnoses and procedures. These codes are used when billing insurance companies for reimbursement. Programs can be found at St. Catherine University and Drexel University, and can lead to a certificate.
1. St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN
|School Highlight: In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Catherine University #13 among the top regional universities in the Midwest.|
According to the school's website, it was one of the first schools in Minnesota to provide medical coding and health information specialist programs.
Students can choose between two certificate programs: basic medical coding or coding specialist. Both programs cover coding technologies, reimbursement systems and medical terminology. The programs are offered in the evenings and part-time; students in the coding specialist program must participate in a daytime professional practicum. The school also offers an associate degree program for health information specialists that can prepare them for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential.
2. Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
|School Highlight: Credits earned through the certificate program can apply toward the school's online bachelor's degree in health services administration.|
U.S. News & World Report ranked Drexel University within the top 100 schools in the U.S. in 2015. Drexel offers a fully online medical coding and billing program that can usually be completed in a year or less. The program prepares students for several national certification exams; students can take and pay for only the classes they need. Once enrolled, students learn how to code hospital and physician's bills, as well as explore case studies for real hospital situations.
Top Schools for Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Programs
|California State University, East Bay||Qualifies students to sit for multiple national coding certification exams||Hayward, CA|
|City College - Fort Lauderdale||Medical office administration program offers insurance billing and coding track with a 90-hour practicum||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Dakota State University||Certificate courses in healthcare coding available entirely online||Madison, SD|
|Davenport University||Training and certification as an insurance specialist in billing and coding||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Montana State University - Billings||Medical coding and insurance billing courses available online, on-campus or in a blended format||Billings, MT|
|Pennsylvania College of Technology||Health Information Association for allied health and technology supports the careers of students||Williamsport, PA|
|Williston State College||Certificate and associate degree programs in medical billing and health information management||Williston, ND|