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Our online medical transcription and medical coding training will combine these two growing careers into one! You will learn both medical transcription and coding so you can start your new successful career.

Program Overview

What is a Medical Transcriptionist and Coder?

As a medical transcriptionist, you will listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe the information into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material. A transcriptionist uses a foot pedal to pause the recording while transcribing, and keys the text into a personal computer or word processor, editing as necessary for grammar and clarity.

A medical coder identifies and assigns numerical codes to patient procedures and diagnoses by abstracting information from the patient record and utilizing required coding systems. This information is then submitted for financial reimbursement to health insurance companies and/or government agencies.

Are you interested in working in these fields? You can prepare for new career prospects in both with Brighton College’s online medical transcription and coding training.

What Will I Study in this Online Medical Transcription and Coding Program?

The following are a few of the concepts you will learn in our exciting online medical transcription and medical coding classes:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Diseases
  • ICD-9
  • CPT
  • HIPAA
  • Basic Medical Coding
  • Medical Coding I
  • Medical Coding II
  • Beginning Medical Transcription
  • Advanced Medical Transcription

Course Outline

Once you enroll, you can get started right way! Courses are released one by one to ensure you properly retain the information.

What courses are in the Medical Transcription and Coding program?

The following courses are included in the Medical Transcription and Coding program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Transcription and Coding program has a total of 25 credit hours.

 

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
MED 101 Introduction to Health Care 1 Credit Hour
This course provides an overview of the evolution of medicine, the role of allied health professionals, and the different medical specialties.
MED 102 Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 Credit Hours
This course is an exploration of the systems of the human body including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as well as reproductive, integumentary, blood/lymph, endocrine and nervous systems and how they relate to each other. In addition, some of the most common diseases and disorders affecting these systems and the treatments for them are discussed.
MED 109 Human Diseases 3 Credit Hours
This course is an introductory study of pathophysiology organized by body system. Etiology, symptoms, and treatments are covered for each common disease. Course includes information on new procedures, medicines and therapies, as well as tips for health promotion and disease prevention.
MED 103 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours
This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the systems of the human body. Students will acquire core knowledge in the components of each system, and how systems relate to each other. Special emphasis is on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive (male and female) systems.
MCB 102 Medical Coding I 3 Credit Hours
Medical Coding I and Medical Coding II are companion courses. Students study the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) (or International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-9-CM (or ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated. Inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.
MCB 103 Medical Coding II 3 Credit Hours
A continuation of Coding I, students study the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) (or International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-9-CM (or ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated. Inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed. Prerequisite: MCB 102.
TRN 101 Beginning Medical Transcription 4 Credit Hours
The study of medical transcription and its practical application to comprehensive dictation including chart notes, history and physicals, emergency room reports, consultations, initial office evaluations and discharge summaries. Prerequisite: MED 102 or equivalent.
TRN 102 Advanced Medical Transcriptionnnnn 4 Credit Hours
Continued practice of medical transcription incorporating both medical and surgical dictation in the medical specialties of cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, pathology and radiology. Prerequisite: TRN 101.
BUS 102 Career Exploration Optional
As students complete their program of study and prepare to search for a position in their new career, this course gives an introduction to the world of work, covering labor market information, career planning, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing skills and questions, and correspondence.

Career Outlook

A Career as a Medical Transcriptionist and a Medical Coder!

Our Medical Transcription and Coding program was designed with you in mind. The program is self-paced, allowing you to complete it according to your own schedule. You can review lessons as many times as you want, reinforcing the material until you have a solid understanding of it.

Employment Opportunities

You could find medical transcription and coding jobs in the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Transcription service offices
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Medical libraries
  • Government medical facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Health maintenance organizations (HMO’s)
  • Mental health facilities
  • Coding/billing organizations
  • Your home!

Job Outlook*

Your medical transcription and coding job opportunities will be good! Employment for medical transcriptionists and medical coders is projected to grow as fast or faster than average for all occupations through 2022. By taking the combined program with both Coding and Transcription courses, you will increase your skill set and opportunities.

Earnings*

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, medical transcriptionists had median hourly earnings of $13.64 in May 2004. Your compensation for medical transcription may vary. Sometimes you are paid based on the number of hours you work or on the number of lines you transcribe.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, medical transcriptionists had median hourly earnings of $16.36 in May 2012, while health information technicians had a median hourly wages of $16.43.

* Information based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Individual earnings vary based on experience and location.

Tuition & Fees

Application Fee is $50.

The total price for the Brighton College Medical Transcription and Coding program is $4,225.

Total Tuition $4,125
Enrollment Fee $100
Total Sales Price $4,225 

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay the total program price in full and receive a $200 discount for a total program price of $4,025.
  • Automatic Payment Plan: Pay only 11 interest-free monthly payments of $353, and one final payment of $342, for a total program price of $4,225. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.
  • Extended Payment Plan: Choose this plan and pay  15 interest-free monthly payments of $258, and one final payment of $255, for a total program price of $3,565. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

The programs at Brighton College are approved for Veteran’s benefits. Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Fees

Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check / Declined Credit Card $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200

Textbooks

All textbooks are provided to students in the Medical Transcription and Coding program. Ebooks will be utilized when available. Courses are taken one at a time, and textbooks are delivered as new courses are released to the student. Brighton College will also provide the Beginning and Advanced HPI, SUM Program Transcription Training Software to you along with a USB foot pedal.

Career Services

Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. You will have access to Brighton’s online career center while completing your career training. The career center is designed to help you find employment in your chosen field.

Personalized Resume Building

You can submit your resume through our online resume center. Our career placement coordinators will provide one-on-one consultations with you and personally review your resume.

 

Specialized Career Course

All Brighton College students have the option of taking our Career Exploration course, which focuses on preparing you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, resume building, interview preparation and building interpersonal relationships.

Certification Preparation

Through a partnership with the National Healthcare Association (NHA), Brighton College provides graduates with one certification preparation package and a voucher for any certifications they choose! Call 1-800-354-1254 for more information.