The Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of medical records, along with extensive training in anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. The program aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze medical records and assign codes for diagnoses and procedures. Emphasis is placed on applying principles of professional and ethical conduct. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as medical billers and/or medical coders in diverse healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, or other healthcare facilities.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Foundational Understanding: Build a fundamental understanding of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology related to medical billing and coding.

  • Coding Proficiency: Examine medical documentation to assign appropriate basic and advanced coding using the relevant coding systems (CPT, ICD-10-CM/PCS, HCPCS), conventions, guidelines, and instructional notes in various settings.

  • Reimbursement Knowledge: Utilize knowledge of medical billing and reimbursement methodologies related to billing and coding guidelines to capture proper reimbursement for services rendered and resolve denials.

  • Healthcare Laws and Regulations: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of healthcare laws and regulations, emphasizing the importance of professionalism and ethical conduct in the healthcare industry.

Program Content:

A minimum of 25.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation. The program covers essential topics to ensure students acquire the necessary skills for success in medical billing and coding. The curriculum emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical application, preparing students for the demands of the healthcare industry.

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.


Herzing University

Herzing University is an accredited, private nonprofit institution with 11 campuses across eight states and an online division. Located in the heart of Milwaukee and founded in 1965, more than 45,000 alumni have graduated from Herzing's career-focused, flexible, and comprehensive master's, bachelor's, and associate degree, and diploma programs. The University's School of Nursing includes a competitive Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Students can also major in a variety of other fields including healthcare, technology, business, and public safety. For 11 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Herzing University as a leading institution and for some of the top online programs in the nation. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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