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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Certificate in Healthcare Coding

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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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    16
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Medical Office – Medical Coding and Billing Assistant (MOCB1)

Metropolitan Community College offers a Medical Office - Medical Coding and Billing Assistant (MOCB1) program for students interested in working within the healthcare field as a medical coding and...

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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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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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    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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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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Medical Transcription - Certificate

Rochester Community and Technical College offers an abbreviated Medical Transcription Certificate that provides basic skills in medical transcription. The program prepares students to handle patie...

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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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Certificate in Coding & Reimbursement Specialist

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    Semester Credit

Certificate in Medical Biller/Coder

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    Public, 4-year or above
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    None

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Medical Document Specialist Certificate

The Medical Document Specialist Certificate from Wake Technical Community College is designed to assess competency in medical transcription by determining if a candidate has the core knowledge and...

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Health Care Coding Certificate

By earning the Health Care Coding Certificate, participants may be eligible for entry-level positions as medical billers and coders in the health care field. Students who complete this program sho...

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Medical Language Specialist Certificate

The Medical Language Specialist program includes instruction in transcription, proofreading, and report analysis while applying medical terminology and computer application skills. This program in...

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    Public, 2-year
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    30
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Electronic Health Records Consultant

Camden County College offers a Certificate in Electronic Health Records for students who are interested in advancing their career opportunities within medical institutions. This may be done throug...

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    Public, 2-year
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    14
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Coding Specialist Certificate

Earn your degree in Coding Specialist Certificate from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College...

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Certificate-Medical Billing Specialist

Certificate-Medical Billing Specialist Coming Soon......

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Denvers Medical Transcription Editor Program

Denver's Medical Transcription Editor Program Coming Soon......

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Medical Coding

Medical Coding Coming Soon......

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Medical Information Technology

Medical Information Technology Coming Soon... ...

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Certificate in Medical Coding

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