The Medical Reimbursement and Coding associate degree program at Bryant & Stratton College prepares students for entry-level positions in medical billing and coding and other areas of the healthcare field. The process of medical reimbursement and coding is vital to healthcare as medical coders are responsible for transforming billable patient care into medical codes for insurance companies so that healthcare providers are properly paid for their services. In our coding program, students will learn about and gain skills in medical terminology, health information systems, medical records, and more.
As the medical field continues to grow, the need for skilled medical coders will grow as well. Medical coding specialists have the ability to work for private practices, hospitals, clinics, long-term-care facilities, insurance providers, and other businesses within the healthcare industry.
The first step toward this detail-oriented profession is this 60-credit associate degree program that is designed to meet the standards set by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Upon graduation, students will be capable of earning certification through one of these two bodies.
Courses in the Medical Reimbursement & Coding degree are also offered at the Albany, Buffalo, Henrietta and Greece campuses. To learn more, please contact an admissions representative.
The Medical Reimbursement and Coding associate degree program will provide students with the ability to:
The Medical Reimbursement and Coding degree program is available in Bryant & Stratton College's new blended learning format. You can learn more about this format and how blended learning can complement your daily schedule by clicking here.
The Medical Reimbursement and Coding associate degree program is available for study with Bryant & Stratton College Online. The online Medical Reimbursement and Coding associate degree program follows the same outcomes and curriculum as the campus-based program with the added flexibility and convenience of an online program. Students can expect the same personal touch and support as provided by our campus faculty and staff.
Credits earned in online classes at Bryant & Stratton College are the same as credits earned in campus-based classes at Bryant & Stratton College.
Demand for medical coders and coding support specialists is growing quickly according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical Reimbursement and Coding professionals translate medical notes into a universal coding system for billing. A Medical Reimbursement and Coding associate degree prepares you to fill this role in hospitals, physicians offices, or administrative and support services offices.
Major Requirements (39 credits)
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If you want to get into a career that makes a real difference for people and the healthcare organizations that serve them, then yes, it’s worth it. The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Reimbursement and Coding at Bryant & Stratton College meets AHIMA and AAPC standards, prepares you for the CCS-P exam through AHIMA, and helps you gain the skills to start your billing and coding career in just a few years.
That depends on several factors, including if you’re a part-time or full-time student and the academic level of your coding program. At Bryant & Stratton College, our AAS in Medical Reimbursement and Coding can be completed in just two years of full-time study. Our Medical Billing and Coding diploma program can be completed in even less time, and coursework can be transferred into the AAS program when you’re ready for a degree.
There are several good online programs that can help you prepare for a coding and billing career. However, for success throughout your career, look for one that helps you prepare for the Certified Coding Associate exam and meets AHIMA and AAPC standards, such as the AAS in Medical Reimbursement & Coding at Bryant & Stratton College.
There are multiple degree levels for those wanting to pursue a career in medical billing and coding. If you want to get your foot in the door quickly, a diploma program from Bryant & Stratton College could be the ticket. It offers 36 hours of college credit that can be transferred directly into our AAS in Medical Reimbursement & Coding program.
If you want to break into the field quickly, Bryant & Stratton College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Reimbursement and Coding that you can complete in under two years. Aligned to AHIMA and AAPC standards, it offers the skills and insights you need to pursue certification and start your career quickly.