Bryan University wants you to have the knowledge you need to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam through AAPC. Our associate in applied science degree in medical billing and coding prepares you for that exam through a nationally recognized organization that employers use for hiring people with this specialty.
Bryan University will answer frequently asked questions about our program in today’s blog.
How long does it take me to earn an associate in applied science degree in medical billing and coding?
Bryan University’s program takes 70 weeks over seven 10-week quarters for you to earn a degree. That’s less than a year and a half for an associate’s degree that you can learn at your own pace within program guidelines.
How many courses do I need to pass to earn my medical billing and coding degree?
You will need to earn a total of 92.5 quarter-credit hours among 21 courses. Once you graduate, you will have the knowledge and skills to sit for a nationally recognized certification exam.
What courses will I need to take to earn my medical billing and coding degree?
Among your 21 courses, you will take:
Medical Insurance & Billing Procedures is a course designed to teach you how to complete forms for various types of health insurance, understand insurance claim guidelines, and know the back-and-forth aspects of insurance claims. You’ll also get to know the terminology common to all insurance claims.
Four complete courses in medical billing and coding. These four courses get more advanced with each one you pass.
The first one teaches you how to operate and navigate the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes and Clinical Modification (CM) codes.
The second course covers those first two coding systems plus Current Procedural Terminology and official coding guidelines.
The third course teaches you how to apply your knowledge to abstract situations where you might put your problem-solving skills to use.
The fourth course expands on even more abstract concepts and practical situations you’ll need to understand.
Capstone course. The capstone course acts as a summary of your entire course of study ahead of an externship in medical billing and coding. You’ll apply your knowledge of medical billing and coding, anatomy, and medical reimbursement.
Earn a Medical Billing & Coding Degree in 70 Weeks
Interested in earning a medical billing and coding degree in less than a year and a half? Bryan University can give you the tools you need to make it happen.