Online Medical Coding & Billing Certificate
Point University’s Medical Coding & Billing Certificate program prepares students to thrive in the rapidly growing healthcare field. With an emphasis on medical terminology and the two most commonly-used coding manuals – CPT and ICD – students will gain the confidence to navigate patient health records, code data, and process insurance claims to ensure prompt payment to healthcare providers. In addition to providing in-demand skills that will qualify students for immediate employment in the field, students will also be prepared to earn certifications offered through AAPC, the American Health Information Management Association, and the National Healthcareer Association.
Students looking to further their education and career opportunities can transfer the 24 credits earned through the certificate program towards Point’s 100% online Associate of Science in Medical Coding & Billing, and then the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. While the certificate allows students to begin working and building experience, earning an associate degree shows commitment to the profession and is highly sought-after by employers.
1. Understand medical terminology employed in healthcare professions.
2. Become efficient in assigning correct codes for medical issues and procedures.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in using correct procedures for patient billing, collections, and reimbursement.
The online certificate in medical coding and billing program’s comprehensive curriculum equips students with knowledge in patient billing, collections, and coding. The program is designed to prepare students for post-program certification exams. Listed below are some of the courses offered:
- Human Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals
- Medical Terminology
- Insurance Claim Procedures
- ICD Medical Coding & Billing
- CPT Medical Coding & Billing
As a completely asynchronous program, the online certificate 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, full-time students can complete the 24 credit hour program in eight months, while those studying part-time can complete the program in a little over one year.
All students enrolled in the online medical coding and billing certificate 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: $410 per credit hour
To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.
*Title IV funds are not available for students seeking the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate alone. However, they may be available for students enrolled in the A.S. in Medical Coding and Billing, which includes all of the certificate courses. Students seeking only the certificate may qualify for other types of financial aid, such as private loans.
Point’s online medical coding and billing certificate program will equip students with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers in roles such as:
- Medical Coder
- Health Information Clerk
- Medical Records Coordinator
- Medical Assistant
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.
This degree is 100% online. Take courses anytime – from anywhere in the world.
With the opportunity to transfer eligible credits, you can shorten your certificate completion time and save money.
Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.
As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.
Our online student support services promote development 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