Medical Billing

Overview

If you’re good at details, a medical billing and coding degree could be the perfect fit for you.

The healthcare industry relies on skilled medical billing professionals to accurately document patient records, submit claims for reimbursement and collect payment for the services provided.  Earning your associate degree or diploma is a great place to start preparing for a career in this growing field. And with Herzing's online medical billing classes, you'll have the flexibility to learn and earn your degree or diploma from work, home, or wherever it's convenient.

Associate Degree

20 Months / 61 Credits

Diploma

12 Months / 44 Credits

What do medical billing and insurance coders do?

  • Enter patient information into computer databases
  • Code the proper procedures and diagnoses
  • Send the information to the appropriate patients, insurance companies, doctors and medical facilities
Classes start January 8.
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A  growing field for skilled professionals

When you earn your Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist associate degree or diploma from Herzing, you'll be prepared to join the booming healthcare field.

Individuals with medical billing and coding degrees are in high demand across the healthcare industry. Positions exist in all areas of healthcare including doctors’ offices, insurance companies, hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, or any other healthcare provider.

Medical Billing Program

Careers

Medical Billing Career Paths

Medical billing professionals with a strong background in medical coding are expected to be in particularly high demand. Other professionals will be needed to manage the entire process, check for accuracy and secure the information as required by law.

More job openings are expected in doctors’ offices because of increasing demand for detailed records, especially in large group practices. New opportunities for medical billing professionals will also happen in home healthcare services, outpatient care centers, hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities.

Some examples of career paths for Herzing University graduates include:

  • Medical Coder
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Coding Specialist
  • Abstractor
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Coding Technician
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Medical Clerk
  • Health Information Specialist

As a student in Herzing University's insurance billing and coding specialist program, you'll prepare to work as either a medical biller or medical coder. As a graduate, you may also choose to incorporate both career paths as some employers seek one person who is capable of performing both functions.

Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist Salary

Salaries for insurance billing and coding professionals depend on level of education, experience, credentials earned, and geographic location.

The American Academy of Professional Coders compiles an annual salary survey that includes certified and non-certified medical coding professionals.  See the latest result at AAPC Salary Survey to help you gain a better understanding of your earning potential.

Work Environment

With a career as an insurance billing and coding specialist, you can typically expect a 40-hour work week in an office environment such as a healthcare facility or agency setting.  Insurance Billing and Coding Specialists often receive a comprehensive benefit package that includes health insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement savings plan such as profit-sharing or 401(k). Some employers have part-time opportunities available as well.

Ready to take the Next Step?

Apply onlinerequest information or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's medical billing programs!

Curriculum

Medical Billing Program Curriculum

As a graduate of the Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist program at Herzing University, you'll be provided with the specific skills and capabilities needed to work as a biller 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. Explore the path that best suits your career goals.

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramsCreditsMonths*
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist6120
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist4312
*Average number of months for students to complete program
 

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, which will give you greater career flexibility and advancement opportunities.  View Program Course Sheet

Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist

This diploma program could be a first step in launching your career in medical billing and coding. As a Herzing graduate, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions as a medical billing specialist, medical coder, and insurance claims analyst.  View Program Course Sheet

What certification/licensure does this program prepare you for?

As a graduate of Herzing University's Insurance Billing and Coding program you'll be prepared to take the CCA Certified Coding Associate certification by the American Health Information Management Association.

Advancing Your Education

When greater career options are calling you, we're here to help you advance your Herzing education. You can move from medical billing and coding into management positions in the area of medical records and health information documentation by earning a bachelor's degree in health information management.

Locations

Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online
Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
= Campus | = Online

Caleb DiazToledo

I did my research, and I really wanted to get into the medical field somehow. I read about Medical Billing and Coding, and it was the perfect fit!