Medical Coding Certificate

Medical coders play an integral role in today's healthcare industry by analyzing medical records and data for the purpose of billing and insurance reimbursement. The online Medical Coding Certificate from Sullivan University provides students with a specialized medical coding skillset making them an indispensable asset in doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and medical billing agencies.

The future of the medical coding field is promising. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow 22% by 2022, which is much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.


Locations: Online Louisa

Program Information

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Objectives

  • To train graduates in the process of transforming narrative descriptions of procedures and diagnoses into numerical billing format.
  • To equip students with the skills necessary for successful medical coding certification and future employment in doctors' offices, clinics, outpatient hospitals, insurance companies or medical billing agencies.

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Program Highlights

  • Sullivan's streamlined medical coding certificate program is designed so you can begin your career in only 12 months. You'll only take courses that you will use on the job, beginning with anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and pathophysiology. You'll learn how to translate medical documentation into diagnostic and procedural codes and how to apply the codes using reimbursement methodologies. Finally, you'll prepare for official medical coding certification.
  • Sullivan's medical coding certificate program adheres to the education standards of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in order to provide the highest quality healthcare education to our students.


Courses

Courses

Length: 9 months (online program only)
Time length for a program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
BIO 103
Human Anatomy and Physiology
4.00
HIM110
Pathophysiology with Pharmacology
4.00
HIM 121
Health Information Technology
4.00
HIM132
CPT Coding
4.00
HIM143
ICD-10-CM Coding
4.00
HIM 151
Healthcare Reimbursement
4.00
HIM285
Advanced Medical Coding
4.00
MSS104
Medical Terminology
4.00
HIM 271
ICD-10-PCS Coding
4.00
HIM001
Medical Coding Review
0.00
Course:
BIO 103
Title:
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM110
Title:
Pathophysiology with Pharmacology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 121
Title:
Health Information Technology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM132
Title:
CPT Coding
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM143
Title:
ICD-10-CM Coding
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 151
Title:
Healthcare Reimbursement
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM285
Title:
Advanced Medical Coding
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS104
Title:
Medical Terminology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 271
Title:
ICD-10-PCS Coding
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM001
Title:
Medical Coding Review
Credit Hours:
0.00
Total Credit Hours: 36.00