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Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada, provides one of the quickest certification programs of all medical billing and coding schools online. Each fall, students start the program and complete it before the start of summer. Students will complete 17 credits during the first semester and another 17 during the final semester. Students must take all courses in the sequence provided and complete the program over two consecutive semesters.

The program at Great Basin teaches students how to use medical terms, complete common health insurance forms, learn claims processing for reimbursements, how to find service codes, and other critically important billing and coding tasks. Students must earn at least a C grade in all classes and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to satisfy program requirements.

Great Basin employs a module format to teach courses in medical billing and coding, medical terminology, health care structure and medical record content, and anatomy, pathophysiology, disease processes and pharmacology during the first semester. The second semester requires classes in diagnostic coding, reimbursement and procedural coding, outpatient coding, and English. Students must also successfully complete a coding practicum during the final semester.
The AAPC and AHIMA approve the programís coursework and allow graduates to take the certified professional coder and certified coding associate exams upon completing program requirements. Graduates can also sit for the certified professional coder-hospital and certified coding specialistís exams, but AHIMA suggests graduates work as coders for two years before attempting either exam.

Great Basin College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


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