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Herzing University | Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding

Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding program is designed to help prepare students to pursue entry-level coding positions in the medical field. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding

School Offering Program:

Herzing University

Degree Level:

Diploma

Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking admission to Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding program should have an interest in learning medical billing procedures. Though requirements may vary, applicants should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding program helps teach students how to analyze medical records and assign codes to classify diagnoses and procedures. Enrolled students also have the opportunity to study medical terminology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Other program requirements include an internship and anatomy and physiology labwork.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

Students taking a full course load can usually complete the Medical Billing and Insurance Coding program in 3.0 semesters (12 months).

Financial Aid:

Herzing students could be eligible for a variety of federal and institutional financial assistance programs. Aid opportunities include employer tuition reimbursement programs, veteran benefits, federal grants and loans, federal work study, and Herzing University scholarships. The university can assist students in developing a financial plan for their education.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Courses are offered every 8 weeks, so you can find the session that works best for your schedule. Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Financial aid opportunities are unique to each student’s circumstances. Complete the form to the right to speak with an admissions representative to learn more about Herzing University’s programs, cost, and start dates.

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Topics of Study for a Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding:

Herzing University frequently updates its course requirements in order to keep its programs consistent with employer needs and changing industries. Topics of study may include:

  • Medical business operations
  • Medical office procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical billing and insurance
  • Diagnosis coding
  • Procedure coding
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Keyboarding

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the medical field. Students who would like to pursue more advanced positions could continue their medical education in an undergraduate degree program.

Associate's and bachelor's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management

Career Paths:

After completing Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding program, students could pursue entry-level positions in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, and other health care facilities. Graduates may also be able to start their own coding business.

Positions that graduates can pursue include:

  • Medical coding specialist
  • Health information specialist
  • Medical clerk

Herzing University does not guarantee salary or employment.

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