AAS Medical Reimbursement & Coding
A Career With a Clean Bill of Health
The Medical Reimbursement and Coding (MRC) Program prepares students to sit for the AHIMA or AAPC exams or begin working in the coding and billing field. The comprehensive nature of the MRC Program fulfills all hourly criteria for both AHIMA and AAPC national certifying bodies. This unique program is formatted to address, through core courses, a means to facilitate uniformity of terms, the structure and organization of the body systems, common disease processes, and common pharmacological treatments. The core courses provide students with a foundation on which they will complete the coding portion of this comprehensive program. Students have the option of taking courses exclusively online, in a blended learning format the combines both classroom and online delivery (available at our Wauwatosa, Amherst and Southtowns Campuses) or on a campus (available at our Richmond Campus). Depending on your own interest, capabilities and future goals, you can enroll in the Medical Reimbursement & Coding Associate of Applied Science degree physician track at select campuses or choose between the online physician or hospital tracks. While some coding professionals choose one type of coding based on their own interest and style, many coders are cross-credentialed and able to work in both arenas. Your academic advisor can help you determine which track meets your career goals.
Students who successfully complete the MRC Program will be equipped to participate in the field of medical coding and reimbursement.
Not available to students in OH
Skills You'll Learn
Become a member of a professional coding organization and participate in professional networking.
Create a medical practice compliance plan based on national standards, and have a thorough understanding of coding, documentation, and reimbursement ethics.
Define the professional goals, career paths, and practical strategies that will advance them in the healthcare field.
Demonstrate a professional-level understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology.
Make career choices based on the area(s) of coding best suited for them.
Jobs in Medical Reimbursement & Coding
$32,350 avg. starting salary
Patient Assitant Representative
$25,053 avg. starting salary
Source: Bryant & Stratton College
2011-12 Placement Report
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