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Medical Coding
Online Program

Take online classes in medical coding and start your new career

  • 100% online coursework with optional internship or research project
  • Diploma & associate degree program options
  • Program length: 8-20 months
  • Get started fast: 6 start dates per year
  • Includes training in inpatient (ICD-10), outpatient (CPT) and/or advanced coding
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCA) exam prep1
Waived enrollment fee Classes start May 10th
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Choose your path in medical coding

Medical Coding Diploma Online
  • Program length: 8 months
  • Credits required: 25
  • Learn: Inpatient or outpatient coding
  • Earned: Diploma in Medical Coding
Associate Degree in Medical Coding Online
  • Program length: 20 months
  • Credits required: 60
  • Learn: Inpatient, outpatient and advanced coding
  • Earn: Associate of Science in Medical Coding

What about medical billing?

Medical coding and medical billing are separate jobs with unique roles and responsibilities.

Billers and coders work together to facilitate the healthcare revenue cycle. Coders interpret the care provided into the language a computer system can understand, and billers use these instructions to file insurance claims and post payments to accounts.

Develop enough experience in the field and you can potentially earn a larger role in both medical billing and coding—but many students pursue either billing or coding.

Learn more about our insurance billing and coding specialist program.

Certifications

What coding certifications will I be eligible for?

Completing either the diploma or associate degree program in medical coding prepares you for two top industry certification exams, among others:

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Exam prep is included as part of the curriculum. After graduation you will become eligible for several industry certifications.

By getting educated and earning experience in the field you may qualify for further certification in the future.1

Additional certifications

After completing the program, you can also become eligible for several other coding certifications:*

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P)
  • Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)
  • Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)

* Preparation for these specific certification exams is not part of our curriculum. But your training can help you qualify for certifications in areas of your choosing.

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Enrollment fee WAIVED now through June 30th

Find out which degree program is right for you. Call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's programs.

Careers

Is a career in medical coding right for me?

Becoming a medical coder could be perfect for you, if you:

  • Are detailed and can spot mistakes others miss
  • Quickly pick up on new medical terminology and codes
  • Have an interest in medicine, medical procedures and human anatomy
  • Are comfortable navigating computer software programs
  • Can clearly communicate with customers, management and specialists

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for medical records and health information technicians (including medical coders) is expected to increase 8% from 2019-2029, faster than the average U.S. occupation.

Now is an excellent time to begin learning the skills you need to thrive in a growing career field.

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The goal of this program is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the content of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. This program will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding to analyze medical records and assign codes to classify diagnoses and procedures.  Basic and advanced coding methods will be employed. The student will gain an understanding of the importance of patient privacy while applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct. The program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a medical coder in a hospital, clinic, physician's office, or other healthcare facility.

The goal of this program is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the content of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. This program will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding to analyze medical records and assign codes to classify diagnoses and procedures. The student will gain an understanding of the importance of patient privacy while applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct. The program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a medical coder in a hospital, clinic, physician's office, or other healthcare facility.

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I was tired of low-paying, dead-end jobs. I wanted more out of life and I wanted to set a good example for my children. I chose to study medical billing and coding at Herzing University because I have healthcare experience and wanted a career in a growing field.
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