Program Overview

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 should possess a working knowledge of how to operate the ICD-10-PCS Coding system. This coding system is used in order to report procedures within hospital inpatient settings. In addition to diagnosis coding, ambulatory coding, physician office coding, and ICD-10-PCS coding, students will receive in depth knowledge of medical terminology. Knowledge of medical terminology is essential for students who wish to gain employment and pass the certification exam. The courses for this certification may be completed online. This online format may be ideal for students who are already employed and are looking to change their career while maintaining their current employment.

Medical coding and billing specialists work with patients, patient records, insurance companies, Medicaid, and Medicare. Coding involves entering patient information into the computer system in order to be translated into a medical code. These specialists may also carry out general office tasks which may include filing paperwork, working with insurance claims, organize charts, and much more. Medical billing and coding is a growing field in the health care setting. Environments that participants may find employment in include hospitals, clinics, physicians’ officers, or within various other health care settings. The curriculum that is offered through this certificate program prepares students to earn their AHIMA certification. Professionals who hold this certificate should be able to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge in order to work successfully in this profession.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    Restrictions

    Not available in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Minnesota.

    School Overview

    Weber State University, a public university located on an urban campus in Ogden, Utah, was established in 1889. Weber State was originally founded as the Weber State Academy by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Throughout its history, the school has been known as Weber State Academy, Weber Academy, Weber Normal College, and Weber College. Weber State has grown into a major state educational institution that serves northern Utah, and enrolls students from across the country, and the world. ​Weber State’s mission is to offer learning opportunities that are appropriate to a comprehensive higher education institution, and to be welcoming of students from all regions, nations and cultures. Weber State strives to meet the educational needs of Utah. 

    Weber State offers professional, liberal arts and technical certificates, and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the following colleges and schools: 

    • Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
    • John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics
    • Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education
    • College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
    • Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions
    • College of Science
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

    WSU has an online program that gives students the option of enrolling in a self-paced online, or semester-based online format. Online students can choose from a wide array of online degrees and programs that include associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees and certificates.

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