Medical Coding Diploma

Medical coders play in 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 Diploma from Sullivan University provides students with the specialized medical coding skillset to make them an indispensable asset in doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies and medical billing agencies.

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

Locations: Online Louisa Mayfield

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.

Program Highlights

  • Sullivan's streamlined medical coding diploma 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 diploma 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: 15 months, 12 months accelerated (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
HIM 101
Medical Terminology I
4.00
HIM 110
Pathophysiology with Pharmacology I
4.00
HIM 121
Health Information Technology
4.00
HIM 131
CPT Coding I
4.00
HIM 142
ICD-10-CM Coding I
4.00
HIM 151
Healthcare Reimbursement
4.00
HIM 231
CPT Coding II
4.00
HIM 242
ICD-10-CM Coding II
4.00
HIM 271
ICD-10-PCS Coding
4.00
HIM 001
Medical Coding Practicum and CCA Review
0.00
BIO 103
Human Anatomy and Physiology
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
Course:
HIM 101
Title:
Medical Terminology I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 110
Title:
Pathophysiology with Pharmacology I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 121
Title:
Health Information Technology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 131
Title:
CPT Coding I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 142
Title:
ICD-10-CM Coding I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 151
Title:
Healthcare Reimbursement
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 231
Title:
CPT Coding II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 242
Title:
ICD-10-CM Coding II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 271
Title:
ICD-10-PCS Coding
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HIM 001
Title:
Medical Coding Practicum and CCA Review
Credit Hours:
0.00
Course:
BIO 103
Title:
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 48.00