Medical Records Certificate

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Get a foot in the door in the medical profession

Learn the entry-level, technical aspects of medical insurance, billing, coding and claims processing through an undergraduate Medical Records Certificate. Program completion prepares students to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, a national certification offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

In this certificate program, you’ll study:

  • Anatomy and physiology related to terminology and disease diagnosis
  • Medical billing and coding
  • Medical insurance processes
  • Medical claims processing and compliance

You can complete your program online in as little as 10 months by taking just one 5-week course at a time, so you can balance work and life on the path to your certificate. Courses are transferable to our Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree.

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5 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 24 credits from a set of required courses to complete this certificate program. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Relevant curriculum

Our Healthcare certificate programs are designed in close collaboration with senior and executive leaders across the healthcare industry to anticipate emerging needs and trends in the health sector. This is just one more way a University of Phoenix® Medical Records Certificate can help you develop the skills you’ll need in the world of healthcare.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, a national certification offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Core courses

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Business Communication Skills For Health Care Professionals hcs131
Health Care Delivery In The U. S. hcs235
Fundamentals Of Electronic Health Records hcis140
Anatomy And Physiology I hcs214
Anatomy And Physiology II hcs216
Medical Insurance hcr202
Medical Billing And Coding hcr201
Medical Claims Processing And Compliance hcr203

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Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Medical Records Certificate, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

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Institutional accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Medical Records Certificate, you can:

Prepare for certifications

Upon program completion, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, a national certification offered through the National Healthcareer Association.

Lock in your tuition

With our Tuition Guarantee, we promise you’ll keep the same affordable tuition until you graduate from your program. Count on your tuition to be as dependable as your education.

Learn on your schedule

Designed to fit into the lives of busy working adults, our Medical Records Certificate can be completed in as little as 10 months, one 5-week course at a time.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And by taking one course at a time toward a Medical Records Certificate, you’ve got the way.

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