allied-health-squareAt Brighton College, a leader among online Medical Coding and Billing schools, you will receive the in-depth, high-quality training and coursework you need to sit for your Medical Coding and Billing certification exam and prepare for your new career.

Our Medical Coding and Billing online courses will give you the skills and  specific expertise you need to become successful in this quickly growing, in-demand field. Learn more and take charge of your future today.

Brighton College’s Medical Coding and Billing program covers ICD-10 code.  This program will always cover any updates to the Coding System.

Program Overview

What Does a Medical Coder and Biller Do?

Medical coding and billing professionals are vital to the success of any medical office. Doctors rely on you to accurately code diagnoses and procedures, prepare insurance forms, and handle billing. You will learn skills that are in demand and have the opportunity for great earning potential.

Jobs for all Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, including medical coding and billing professionals, are expected to increase 20% through 2018*, so it’s important to get started soon by enrolling in one of the leading online medical coding and billing schools — Brighton College. If you are ready to start training for new opportunities in this growing field, Brighton College has the right program for you.

What Topics are Covered in the Coding and Billing Courses?

At Brighton College, you will be enrolling in one of the most complete and thorough medical coding and billing training programs. You will progress through a series of college level courses, not just a few lessons or modules. The following are a few of the core competencies you will learn:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Evaluation and Management
  • Coding Diagnoses
  • Coding Procedures
  • Coding Linkages and Compliance
  • History of National Level Coding
  • Third Party Reimbursement Issues
  • Official Guidelines of Coding and Reporting
  • Medical Insurance
  • The Legal Medical Record
  • HIPAA
  • The Reimbursement Cycle
  • Diagnostic Coding: ICD-10
  • Procedural Coding: CPT
  • Coding Linkage
  • Healthcare Claim Preparation and Transmission
  • Claim Adjudication
  • Collections
  • Medicare
  • Commercial Carriers
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Medicaid
  • Workers’ Compensation and Disability
  • Hospital Billing and Reimbursement
  • Medical Office Procedures

Job Assistance

Brighton is not like other online medical coding and billing schools. We understand that starting a successful medical coding and billing career is your ultimate goal. That is why we will help you build your resume and cover letter. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search. See what sets Brighton apart from other online medical coding and billing schools. Learn more about Brighton College today!

For more information about our online medical coding and billing school’s courses and programs, fill out the form to the right for more information, or simply give us a call today at 800.354.1254. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started on your certification and new career.

*According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Course Outline

A Career as a Medical Coder and Biller!

Our Medical Coding and Billing program was designed with you in mind. Our flexible learning model allows you to complete your studies 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.

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 Coding and Billing program?

The following courses are included in the Medical Coding and Billing program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Coding and Billing program has a total of 22 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

 

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 104 Medical Office Procedures 4 Credit Hours
This course prepares students for the ever-increasing use of Medical Records and Electronic Health Records in the medical office, hospital, and/or clinic setting. An emphasis will be placed on the use of software that enables the student to develop hands on experience with real life software that is used to maintain electronic records, and accomplish various tasks for the medical office.
MED 103 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours
This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body systems. 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.
This course provides an overview of the laws and ethics needed to give competent, compassionate care to patients that is within acceptable legal and ethical boundaries. This course can serve as a guide to help resolve the many legal and ethical questions a health care practitioner will face in the work environment.
MCB 102 Medical Coding I 3 Credit Hours
A study of the purpose and use of the 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-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the 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
This course is a continuation of Medical Coding I and is a study of the purpose and use of the 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-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.
MBL 101 Medical Billing I 2 Credit Hours
An introduction to the field of medical insurance billing and reimbursement including insurance payment methods, HIPAA and the legal medical record, the billing and reimbursement cycle, physician coding and compliance, and claims processing. In this course, students learn to use software for electronic medical records implementation.
MBL 102 Medical Billing II 2 Credit Hours
A continuation of the study of medical insurance billing and reimbursement including healthcare payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, TRICARE and CHAMPVA. Worker’s Compensation, disability, and hospital billing are also addressed. In this course, students learn to use software for electronic medical records implementation. Prerequisite: MBL 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

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population will require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. Moreover, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform.

Career Opportunities

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

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

Earnings*

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $37,110 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,190, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $61,400.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Brighton College Medical Coding and Billing program is $3,730.

Total Tuition $3,630
Enrollment Fee $100
Total Sales Price $3,730

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $3,730.
  • Automatic Payment Plan: Pay the $100 enrollment fee up front and 11 interest- free monthly payments of $330 for a total program price of $3,730. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.
  • Extended Payment Plan: Choose this plan and pay  a down payment of $199. Then pay 17 interest-free monthly payments of $199 and a final payment of $148, for a total program price of $3,730. 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

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

Unless a third party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton College will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are periodically released. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $517.50 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.

Career Services

Specialized Career Course

At Brighton College, a leader among online Medical Coding and Billing schools, you will receive the in-depth, high-quality training and coursework you need to sit for your Medical Coding and Billing certification exam and prepare for your new career.

Certification Preparation

Through a partnership with the National Healthcare Association (NHA), Brighton College provides graduates with a certification preparation package and a voucher for the Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam at no additional charge!