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  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1413, 800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org). This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Minneapolis Campus of Herzing University are approved by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108-5265, 651-642-0533, www.ohe.state.mn.us). Herzing University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Registration does not mean that credits earned at the institution can be transferred to all other institutions.
  3. Nursing Program: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Minneapolis campus is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing (2829 University Avenue SE, #200, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414-3253, 612-317-3000, www.mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Minneapolis campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036-1120, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
  4. Dental Hygiene Program: The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and the Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. (CODA, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-2678, 312-440-4653, www.ada.org/100.aspx). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the national board dental hygiene exam, jurisprudence exam, and the CRDTS examination, which (upon successful completion) would provide the graduate the opportunity to become a licensed dental hygienist (LDH).
  5. Dental Assisting Programs: The Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting program and the Diploma in Dental Assisting programs at the Minneapolis Campus are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. (CODA, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-2678, 312-440-4653, www.ada.org/100.aspx). Consequently, graduates are eligible to take the examinations leading to certified dental assistant (CDA®) certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
  6. Occupational Therapy Program: The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland, 20824-3449, 301-652-AOTA, www.acoteonline.org). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
    Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Minneapolis Campus

    Year

    Number of Program Graduates

    Graduation Rate

    % of test takers who passed the NBCOT exam

    2012

    4

    83.30%

    100%

    2013

    12

    85.70%

    100%

  7. Medical Assisting Services: The Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program at the Minneapolis Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Consequently, students completing the program are eligible to take the certified medical assistant exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (www.aama-ntl.org).
  8. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Minneapolis Campus are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  9. Health Information Management: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management programs offered online by Herzing University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM, 233 North Michigan Avenue, 31st Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60601-5800, 312-233-1100, www.cahiim.org). Students enrolling through this campus must take their core HIM courses online.  Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  10. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have,  and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  11. Business Programs: Herzing University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 913-631-3009, www.iacbe.org). Herzing University has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review of its business programs. Candidate status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
  12. Other Programs: No other programs at this campus have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

The Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist programs at Herzing University are focused on providing graduates with the specific skills and capabilities they will need to succeed as billers and coders in doctors’ offices, home healthcare services, outpatient care centers, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities. This includes a strong understanding of anatomy & physiology and different coding programs and procedures.

Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist4412
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist6120
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management12436
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist

This diploma program is the first step in launching your career in medical billing and coding. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as medical billing specialists, medical coders, and insurance claims analysts. Download Program Course Sheet

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist

This program takes what you learned in the diploma program and adds the general education classes needed for an associate degree. This provides more career flexibility and better chances for advancement. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Graduates of the bachelor program will have the most career opportunity as well as the best potential for advancement. Not only do they have all the basics of coding, health sciences and general education, they also have business, accounting and management skills high-level management requires and will be prepared for management positions in the area of medical records and health information documentation. This program has a blended delivery, so some classes will be taught at the campus and some online (or entirely online, if the student chooses, except for the internship).  Download Program Course Sheet

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .

  • ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE & ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN INSURANCE BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

  • DIPLOMA IN INSURANCE BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

The Herzing University Insurance Billing and Coding programs are designed to prepare students for the following certifications:

American Health Information Management Association

  • CCA Certified Coding Associate
  • CCS Certified Coding Specialists
  • CCS-P Certified Coding Professional (physician-based)


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