Online Associate of Science in Medical Coding & Billing

At Point University, our medical coding and billing program is designed to equip students with the specialized training needed to thrive in the medical and healthcare field, with an emphasis on medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, and medical coding and billing.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Point University’s Associate of Science in Medical Coding & Billing program equips students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, along with theological foundations and professional skills for faith-based work in the healthcare field. Courses focus on the two most commonly-used coding manuals – CPT and ICD – providing up-to-date information needed to prepare for certification exams offered through AAPC, the American Health Information Management Association, and the National Healthcareer Association.

1. Become proficient in processing insurance claims, patient billing, collections, and reimbursement.

2. Analyze patient care and assign correct codes for medical issues and procedures.

3. Develop a working knowledge of International Classification of Disease (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) nomenclature.

Curriculum

 

The online associate in medical coding and billing program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge in patient billing, collections, and coding. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals
  • Medical Terminology
  • Insurance Claim Procedures
  • Hospital Coding and Billing

 
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Program Length

As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in medical coding and billing at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. While there are weekly deadlines associated with the online medical coding and billing program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, students complete the 61 credits required for the online associate in medical coding and billing degree in two years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the associate degree in medical coding and billing online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state where the student resides. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $395 per credit hour

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

Career Opportunities

Point’s online associate degree in medical coding and billing will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers in roles such as:

  • Medical Coder
  • Health Information Clerk
  • Medical Records Coordinator
  • Medical Assistant

ONLINE LEARNING

Point University offers the medical coding and billing program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.

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FLEXIBLE

This degree is 100% online. Take courses anytime – from anywhere in the world.

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TRANSFER FRIENDLY

Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.

FAITH BASED

Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.

QUALITY EDUCATION

As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.

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SUPPORT

Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.

SMALL CLASS SIZE

Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!

I’m entering my third year in the online program at Point University and am impressed. They have really created a model that works and challenges.

– Terri LaGrange, online student