Online Classes: Hostpital Based Coding Certificate

  • Why choose Hospital-Based Coding?

    • Job Security: Healthcare continues to grow as generations are living longer and have increasing access to healthcare.
    • Hospital Setting & Advancement: Work in a hospital setting; career advancement opportunities available to those with few years of experience.

    Why choose the Online Division at Mildred Elley?

    • Live Student Support: We are proud of the way our programs are taught. Just because our classes are online, does not mean that you will be on your own to learn by yourself. Our faculty and staff are here for you every step of the way, no matter what your questions are.
    • Affordable Tuition: You can expect high quality and high value program choices at affordable tuition rates. Plus, there are no hidden fees. With a variety of payment plan options you can invest in your education with ease and feasibility—making your education a reality. Invest in your future for only $5880.
    • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance: We will assist you through the job search process and connect you with appropriate career opportunities at the completion of your program. This is a lifetime service we offer to each of our graduates.
    • Affiliations:
      • AHDI: We are a proud member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). AHDI has approved our medical transcription training program.
      • AHIMA: We hold membership with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA regulates coding best practices nationwide.
      • MyCAA: We are a proud supporter of the Military Spouse Initiative, a program developed to provide funding to military spouses and war-wounded caregivers for medical transcription and medical coding training. The cost of your education may be funded by the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program.
      • ACCES-VR: Many of our students have received tuition assistance from The Adult Career and Continuing Education Services—Vocational Rehabilitation. They offer a full range of employment services that may be needed by someone with disabilities.
      • WIA: Mildred Elley’s Online Division is a WIA-eligible training provider. The Workforce Investment Act provides funding for education aimed at learning a new career.

    The Online Division at Mildred Elley will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to be placed in a continuously growing career field.

  • What does a Hospital Coder do?

    (Medical Records & Health Information Tech)

    Hospital Coders organize and manage patient records in a hospital setting. Numeric codes are assigned to patient procedures and categorized. Coders have to follow medical confidentiality requirements

    Typical duties of a Hospital-Based Coder generally include but are not limited to:

    • To properly classify medical data from patient records
    • Review patient records
    • Assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure


    What kind of income will I earn?

    Income is based on a variety of factors, geographic location, experience, longevity and employer salary bases. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that Medical Records and Health Information Technicians can earn between $21,240 and $53,430 a year with an average of $39,340. If you choose full time employment you will qualify for a variety of benefits packages that may be supplied by your employer.

    You can be on your way to a new career in as little as 1 year with an education from the Online Division at Mildred Elley.

  • What is the expected timeline of completion?

    The Hospital-Based Coding program is a 704 hour course that includes an 80 hour internship which will give you on-the-job training for your career. Many internships turn into permanent employment for our graduates.

    Live, Online Program:

    When enrolled in the Live, Online program you will take interactive classes where you can see and speak real time to your instructor, as well as interact with your classmates from the comfort of your own home.

    What will my classes be like?

    Your classes at the Online Division at Mildred Elley will provide you with the technical skills and the medical science background in order to take the national certification (Certified coding Associate) examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

    Class topics include:

    • Medical Terminology
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Pharmacology & Lab Findings
    • Computer Software Applications in Healthcare
    • Health Information Management
    • Healthcare Delivery Systems
    • Clinical Classification Coding Systems
    • Procedure Coding Systems
    • ICD – 10 PC Procedure Coding Systems
    • Clinical Classification Coding Systems II – Advanced Diagnosis Coding
    • Clinical Classification Systems II – Advanced Procedural Coding
    • Field Based Professional Practice Experience
  • Hospital-Based Coding Program Tuition

    Total Program Price for Hospital-Based Coding


    Application Fee………………..…$25

    Registration Fee……………..…$150

    Books & Supplies……………….$710


    Payment Plan Options

    We’ve made affording your education easy with payment options that fit your needs. We also have financing options [link to /tuition/financing-options] including tuition assistance available.

    Payment Plan Notes
    Pay in Full BONUS:  $500 cash discount
    12 Months $465.82 Monthly Payment
    Down payment due upon enrollment
    8% interest
    18 Months $319.15 Monthly Payment
    Down payment due upon enrollment
    9% interest
    24 Months $245.87 Monthly Payment
    Down payment due upon enrollment
    9.5% interest
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