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If the business side of the healthcare field holds an interest for you, a diploma in medical billing and coding may be for you. Medical coding specialists and medical front office staff play a vital role in the healthcare industry. The duties performed include medical insurance billing and coding, completing and submitting medical insurance forms, creating and maintaining medical charts, preparing reports and correspondence, scheduling appointments, and greeting patients.
This diploma program is designed to provide you with the skills to work as either a medical biller or a medical coder, or you may choose to incorporate both career paths as some employers prefer having one person capable of performing both functions.
In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing an associate’s degree in Medical Assisting, this diploma program is designed to give you the skills and techniques needed for entry-level employment as a health claims examiner, claims processor, dental biller or insurance biller.
As a student in this program, you will learn how to use databases, industry software and various reference materials as you train for the critical responsibility of quickly and accurately recording and reporting patient information. Upon successful completion of this program and the receipt of your diploma, you will be familiar with:
The medical billing and coding program provides you with the training for medical billing and coding certification. Graduates are eligible to take the certification exam as a Medical Biller through the American Association of Medical Billers (AAMB), or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
American National University promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn your diploma in this field, you can immediately use your training to advance your career as you continue your education in high demand fields at the associate’s and bachelor’s degree levels– areas such as medical assisting, EMT – paramedic and health care management.
The Medical Billing and Coding program is available online through ANU’s eUniversity. Learn more about our online programs.
¹Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.
Distance = Synchronous video & asynchronous online learning.
Blended = Synchronous video & asynchronous online learning with limited on-campus residency.
See our eLearning page for details on our exciting and innovative course delivery methods.
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