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American InterContinental University Online

American InterContinental
University Online


 

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AABA Medical Coding and Billing
 

If you are seeking an AABA with a concentration in Medical Coding and Billing degree online, AIU Online can help you with your education needs.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2014 because of rapid growth in the number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures that will be increasingly scrutinized by health insurance companies, regulators, courts and consumers. Also, technicians will be needed to enter patient information into computer databases to comply with Federal legislation mandating the use of electronic patient records. Technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand.*

AIU Online's Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AABA) degree program offers a concentration in Medical Coding and Billing to help meet the demand for industry-current professionals with the knowledge and skills to pursue exciting career opportunities in the growing healthcare industry.

In addition to the broad base of fundamental business courses and general education requirements designed to foster critical thinking and communication skills, this concentration includes the study of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, legal aspects of health information, coding and abstraction of data, statistics, database management, quality improvement methods and computer science.

Career Opportunities

AIU Online's AABA with a concentration in Medical Coding and Billing can help prepare students interested in developing and advancing such interesting, in-demand careers as:

  • Health Care Technician
  • Insurance Verification Representative
  • Clinical Information Specialist
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Patient Services Coordinator
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • Insurance Follow-up Specialist
  • Relationship Client Manager
  • Claims Processor

Learning from Experience

The AABA degree program with a concentration in Medical Coding and Billing features industry-relevant coursework taught by faculty members with real-world experience in the field. Learning from experienced instructors, you can absorb knowledge that can immediately be applied in real-world professional situations. Instructors will cover material including:

  • The practical application of medical vocabulary.
  • The procedures, skills, and activities necessary for establishing and maintaining an efficient medical and allied health office.
  • An introduction to the generic components of health record content within various healthcare settings.

Program offered is an Associate Degree.

 
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Accreditation

American InterContinental University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Additional information is available at 312-263-0456 or www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org. AIU does not guarantee employment or salary. ©2010 American InterContinental University. All rights reserved.