Top-Rated Medical Coding Schools: List of Schools
Medical coding technicians specialize in assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for healthcare providers to obtain reimbursement from insurance or Medicare. Coding specialists usually have an associate degree or certificate, and certification through organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association. A bachelor's or master's degree in health administration may advance coding technicians to management positions in medical services and information technology.
Top Medical Coding and Health Services Programs
1. Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
Each year 9,500 students participate in Drexel University's co-operative education program, in which over 1,500 businesses and institutions partner with the university to offer students practical work experience. In 2010, Drexel University was named a best Northeastern college in the Princeton Review's The Best 373 Colleges.
The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers a certificate program in medical billing and coding. The 6-course curriculum is offered in both on-campus and online formats, and the program can be completed in one year. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the American Medical Billing Association's certification exam. All of the credits earned in the certificate program may be counted toward the school's bachelor's degree program in health services administration.
- Address: 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Phone Number: (215) 895-2000
2. Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI
Davenport University is a private university that offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in business, health and technology. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school in the second tier of regional universities in the Midwest.
Davenport offers several programs for those interested in becoming health administrative professionals. The programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration and an Associate of Business Administration in Health Insurance Claims Management include medical coding and billing coursework. Students take courses in reimbursement systems, health care delivery systems and organizational behavior. Other related programs offered by Davenport include an Associate of Health Information Technology and a B.S. in Health Information Management.
- Address: 6191 Kraft Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
- Phone Number: (616) 698-7111
List of U.S. Schools with Programs in Medical Coding and Health Administration
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|South Texas College||26,338||3201 West Pecan Blvd., McAllen, TX 78502||(956) 872-8311|
|Weber State University||23,001||3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84408||(801) 626-6000|
|Drexel University||22,493||3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104||(215) 895-2000|
|Madison Area Technical College||16,610||3550 Anderson St., Madison, WI 53704||(608) 246-6100|
|Youngstown State University||14,644||One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555||(877) 468-6978|
|Ferris State University||13,865||1201 South State St., Big Rapids, MI 49307||(231) 591-2000|
|Davenport University||11,507||6191 Kraft Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512||(616) 698-7111|
|Columbia Basin College||6,978||2600 North 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301||(509) 547-0511|
|Pennsylvania College of Technology||6,409||One College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701||(570) 326-3761|
|Midland College||6,227||3600 North Garfield St., Midland, TX 79705||(432) 685-4500|
|Mountain State University||5,951||609 South Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801||(304) 253-7351|
|St. Catherine University||5,277||2004 Randolph Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105||(651) 690-6000|
|Lake Washington Technical College||4,646||11605 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98034||(425) 739-8100|
|Mercyhurst College||4,373||501 East 38th St., Erie, PA 16546||(814) 824-2000|
|Loma Linda University||4,114||Loma Linda, CA 92350||(909) 558-1000|
|University of Northwestern Ohio||3,883||1441 North Cable Rd., Lima, OH 45805||(419) 998-3140|
|Dakota State University||2,827||820 North Washington Ave., Madison, SD 57042||(605) 256-5111|
|Southwest Florida College||2,432||1685 Medical Ln., Fort Myers, FL 33907||(239) 939-4766|
|Ferrum College||1,425||215 Ferrum Mountain Rd., Ferrum, VA 24088||(540) 365-2121|
|Jones College - Jacksonville||688||5353 Arlington Expy., Jacksonville, FL 32211||(904) 743-1122|
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