Allied Health–Medical Billing & Coding

Medical billing and coding professionals use a set of specific codes that match patients’ diagnoses and procedures. These codes are used to charge patients and insurance companies for services.

The Allied Health-Medical Billing and Coding program will equip you with the knowledge and training of the most advanced medical coding systems, including CPT-4 and ICD-10, compliance and reimbursement issues, and fundamental economics of health care.

To help you advance in your career, you’ll also take courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer applications, humanities, and the social sciences, as well as develop critical thinking and communications skills. You will have the opportunity to apply your new skills and gain valuable experience during a professional externship.

Our Allied Health-Medical Billing and Coding degree prepares you to take a nationwide certification examination. After earning your degree, you’ll be prepared to start work immediately. In just 18months, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to successfully become a Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist.

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Program Objectives

The major objectives of an A.S. Degree in Allied Health Studies are as follows:

  • Provide students the opportunity to explore the allied health field prior to committing to a specific clinical discipline
  • Provide graduates of P.I.T. Certificate programs in Clinical Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Practical Nursing the opportunity to gain the added expertise needed to expand their professional roles in the health care system
  • Broaden the knowledge base in the health care professional’s discipline
  • Enable students to build a curriculum in concert with their personal, educational, and employment goals
  • Provide students with a seamless transition to continue their education at the bachelor’s degree level
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Prepare for Success
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As a graduate, you will have the option to transfer your degree to a four-year university, or begin your career as a Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist.

Student Success Story
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Justin Shilling Electronic Health Records Graduated: May 2013

Justin lives close to P.I.T. When he was ready for a new career, P.I.T. seemed like the obvious choice. Having worked in the medical field administratively, he decided to try something very up-and-coming: Electronic Health Records. Justin became a star student at P.I.T., engaging his teachers, counselors and college administrators in his education and getting to know them. As Justin neared graduation, he began diligently job hunting. Because he knew so many of the P.I.T. faculty and staff, he had a lot of support and references. His hard work paid off and he landed an amazing position with Drexel University College of Medicine! Justin has become a wonderful ambassador for P.I.T. and will return to speak to new Electronic Health Records students about career opportunities.

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