List of Accredited Online Degrees

Students pursuing a degree in Health and Medicine may also consider earning a specialization in the areas of Medical Billing, Coding and/or Transcription. The integral administration duties of billers, coders and transcriptionists allow healthcare organizations to maintain efficient and effective procedures. The concentrations will introduce health science students to the intrinsic courses medical professionals are required to understand. Each concentration is related to the other, in that the individual professionals will work closely together, sometimes performing other duties, to ensure accurate information is being recorded and distributed to the needed individuals. Nurses, physicians, doctors, insurance companies and other financial institutions rely heavily on the information obtained from transcriptionists, billers and coders.

Medical transcription, also known as (MT), processes and or converts voice-recorded reports as dictated by physicians and other healthcare professionals, into a printable, downloadable sharable text format. The needed text can then be placed in a patient's record or retained in an electronic format due to the massive influx of paperwork associated with each patient. Another benefit of storing information electronically is the ease of accessibility by other professionals, regardless of location, time or other physical constraints. Transcriptionists can be current in-house administrators or healthcare facilities offer the position to non-traditional ‘work at home’ employees to complete the task.

Medical Billing is the crucial and time consuming process of submitting and following claims to medical insurance companies, to receive payments for services provided by a healthcare facility. Insurance companies follow similar billing protocols, so degree holding Medical Billers will be well-educated and trained in the basics of each system. Professional medical billers are encouraged, but not required to pass certification exams in programs such as the CMRS Exam and the RHIA Exam, among others. The important relevance of billers, patients and insurance companies to be aware of current and up-to-date information is required by law to protect all parties involved from fraud.

Medical coding is primarily responsible for assigning the appropriate coding associated for each individual medical insurance claims. A coder cross-checks the patient’s medical record, (i.e. the doctor’s notes, ordered laboratory tests, requested imaging studies and others information) to verify work completed. The coder must then assign CPT® codes, ICD-9 codes and HCPCS codes to report the performed procedures and to provide the medical biller with information to file a claim for reimbursement. It is beneficial that medical coders have a thorough understanding of basic anatomy and medical terminology in addition to becoming familiar with different types of insurance plans, regulations and compliance standards.

Graduates of a Health Science degree concentration will use the core curriculum as well as focused coursework when entering the competitive healthcare industry. A significant combination of proper transcription, billing and coding, ensure the physician’s diagnoses, recommendations and procedures while completing the patients “story” of illness or injury.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Electronic Medical Records Certificate

Students have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques directly rooted in electronic medical records. In this program offered by Penn Foster Career School, students are provided an overv...

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Medical Terminology Certificate

Students interested in pursuing a career in medical terminology have the opportunity to complete a specialized course curriculum and earn a certificate. As part of this program, offered by Penn Fo...

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Medical Transcriptionist

Penn Foster offers a Medical Transcriptionist Diploma. Students begin by receiving an introduction to health care, learning the role medical transcriptionists play in the medical field. In teh cou...

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Medical Billing and Coding

Students have the opportunity to earn a Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding through Penn Foster Career School, beginning with the course Introduction to Allied Health. Students cover typical off...

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    11
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Certificate in Healthcare Coding

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Medical Coding Specialist

A medical coding diploma from Lakeshore Technical College may be an ideal option for those currently in a clerical role in the health care field. A medical coding specialist career requires people...

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    22
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Medical Office Administration - Medical Coding, Billing, and Insurance Certificate

Lenoir Community College has made available to students interested in medical office administration a certificate in the concentration of Medical Coding, Billing, & Insurance. Earning this educati...

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    Certificate
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    16
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Healthcare Information and Administration (HIAAS)

Metropolitan Community College offers a Health Information Management Systems-Medical Coding and Billing Option program that awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The degree program is d...

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    Associate
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    100% Online
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    1055
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Associate of Science in Medical Coding

Earn your degree in Associate of Science in Medical Coding from Midway College ...

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    4-year, Private not-for-profit
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    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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    Associate
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    100% Online
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    62
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Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Medical Records

Miller-Motte College offers an online Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Medical Records. The completely online environment of this course offers students increased flexibility and ...

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    90
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Medical Coding and Insurance Diploma

The Medical Coding and Insurance Diploma degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College teaches students the various procedures within the medical services billing area.  Students ...

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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    50
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Medical Coding Specialist, Diploma

Earn your degree in Medical Coding Specialist, Diploma from Minnesota West Community and Technical College ...

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    Diploma
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    32
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Medical Coding and Insurance Billing

The Certificate of Applied Science in Medical Coding and Insurance Billing is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is offered by City Colleg...

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Medical Coding Specialist

Earn your degree in Medical Coding Specialist from Moraine Park Technical College ...

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    N/A

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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    27
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Certificate in Medical Coding

Earn your degree in Certificate in Medical Coding from Mount Aloysius College ...

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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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    Roman Catholic

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
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    21
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Medical Transcription Certificate

Oakton Community College offers an online Medical Billing Certificate which prepares students for billing positions in physician offices.  Courses are taught in computing, insurance procedure...

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    15
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Medical Coding Specialist (Diploma)

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    Associate
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Medical Records Transcribing (Advanced Technical Diploma)

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Professional Transcription Associate Degree program

Earn your degree in Professional Transcription Associate Degree program from Denver Academy of Court Reporting ...

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    Private for-profit, 2-year
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    Associate
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    0
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Health Information Technology-Medical Coding Certificate

Raritan Valley Community College offers a Health Information Technology—Medical Coding Certificate for students looking to acquire the skills to function as an entry-level medical coder. In ...

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    Certificate
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    34
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Coding Specialist - Diploma

Rochester Community and Technical College offers a Coding Specialist Diploma that provides students with the ability to work with coding software, electronic health records, and other applications...

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    41
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Medical Billing Specialist

Medical Billing Specialist Coming Soon......

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Medical Insurance Coder/Biller

The Medical Insurance Coder/Biller Certificate provides students with the necessary information they need to be employed within this growing field. Medical billing and coding is a medical office p...

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    40
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Associate in Applied Science in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

Associate in Applied Science in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Coming Soon......

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    4-year, Private for-profit
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    None

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    90
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Certificate in Coding & Reimbursement Specialist

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    Public, 4-year or above
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    Certificate
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    4
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

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