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Top-Rated Medical Coding Schools: List of Schools

Read on to learn about the top-rated medical coding schools in the United States. Get school rankings, degree possibilities and school locations, and compare similarities and differences between programs to find the right fit for you.

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Below, you'll find information on two top schools that provide medical coding programs; one program is fully online, the other is on-campus. Programs are most commonly offered at the certificate and associate's degree levels. However, more advanced bachelor's and master's degree programs are offered in the related field of health administration. Medical coding programs show you how to assign codes to diagnoses and procedures in order for healthcare providers to obtain reimbursement from insurance or Medicare. Programs may prepare you for certification through organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association. Keep reading to learn even more.

Top Medical Coding and Health Services Programs

1. Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA

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, 18-credit curriculum is offered online, and the program can typically 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.

2. Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI

In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked Davenport University 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 Information Management 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. Davenport also offers an Associate of Health Information Technology.

List of U.S. Schools with Programs in Medical Coding and Health Administration

School Name Distinction Location
Davenport University Most programs in Davenport's College of Health Professionals require practicums Grand Rapids, MI
Drexel University Accredited program calls for six online courses; students can sit for certification exams midway through Philadelphia, PA
Ferris State University 35-credit-hour medical coding certificate is offered in Big Rapids and in Grand Rapids Big Rapids, MI
Madison Area Technical College MATC's School of Health Education offers multiple credentials focusing on or including medical coding Madison, WI
Midland College 2013 Graduates scored above national average in all seven domain areas established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Midland, TX
Mountain State University Medical coding and insurance billing certificate available online and on campus Beckley, WV
Pennsylvania College of Technology Health Information Association (HIA) student group conducts seminars, discussions and community service events to help prepare club members for careers Williamsport, PA
South Texas College Day, night, traditional, distance or hybrid classes possible for health records specialist certificate McAllen, TX
Weber State University Certificate, associate and bachelor's degree and post-bachelor's certificates offered for health information and coding Ogden, UT
Youngstown State University Medical coding certificate includes and administrative practicum and an unpaid externship experience Youngstown, OH
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