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Online Medical Billing and Coding Class HIM 215 - Coding & Classification Systems Course

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Register By: May 04 Classes Start: May 06

Gain medical coding and billing skills and college credits in just 8 weeks

  • $990 course cost ($330/credit) 
  • Upskill and earn college credits 
  • 100% online, no set class times 
  • Course only 8 weeks long
  • No application fee
  • No SAT/ACT scores required

HIM 215 - Coding and Classification Systems Course Overview

Whether you’re looking to upskill for your career or get a jumpstart on your degree, SNHU’s Coding and Classification Systems course can give you the skills you need to move forward.

If you're already a healthcare professional, or looking to break into the field, the study of Health Information Management is all about building the skills you need to create and maintain a central hub for all patient data in a healthcare setting—from the lab, to surgery, insurance, registries and more. To do that effectively, you'll need to understand clinical coding and classifications, which groups aspects of patient information and characteristics into categories based on established criteria, logic and conventions. These categories can then be used for a range of activities that help drive the delivery of health services.

In SNHU's Coding and Classifications course, you'll learn about some of the central technologies, terminologies, and systems at the core of quality Health Information Management. The course is part of SNHU's CAHIIM-accredited BS in Health Information Management program, which means the course and the skills you learn are aligned to relevant, career-focused standards—and can help prepare you for real-world success.

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Identify the main terms within a patient health record for determining valid coding
  • Differentiate between different coding classification systems for ensuring effective recording of patient health information
  • Explain the process and results of validating correct code through the effective use of electronic healthcare resources
  • Apply accurate healthcare guidelines in making determinations of coding assignments

SNHU's Coding and Classification Systems course is a fast, affordable way to earn college credits and prepare yourself to advance in the healthcare industry. Ready to get started? Talk to an admission counselor today.


Throughout the 8-week course, students learn a wide range of clinical coding and classification systems relating to patient information and characteristics, disease and symptom classification, products and supplies, procedural terminology and more.

Key areas of study include:

Coding Classification Systems: Sometimes called health classifications, Coding Classification Systems group aspects of patient information and characteristics into categories based on established criteria, logic and conventions.

The ICD-10: Used for medical claim reporting in healthcare settings, The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification — is a  system of diagnosis codes representing conditions and diseases, related health problems, abnormal findings, signs and symptoms, injuries, and external causes of injuries and diseases.

HCPCS II: Level II of the HCPCS is a standardized coding system used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services such as ambulance services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies when used outside a physician's office.

CPT and Evaluation Management: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a medical code set that is used to report medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures and services to physicians, health insurance companies and accreditation organizations for medical billing.

Modifiers and Terminologies - These supplement the information or adjust care descriptions to provide extra details concerning a procedure or service provided by a physician for more clarity and preciseness.

Where Can a Single Course Take You?

There are lots of advantages to taking a single course. Whether you want to grow in your current career, prepare yourself for a new one, or get one step closer to a college degree, an individual course is a great way to get started.

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Upskill for Your Career

SNHU courses focus on real-world, career-focused skills that you can use immediately in the workplace, or to help prepare you to advance in the field.

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Earn College Credits

Course credits may be transferred to a degree program at SNHU or another university, depending on your university’s transfer policy.

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Finish in Just 8 Weeks

Not only is a single course low-commitment, but it’s a fast way to gain skills, college credits, and explore what it’s like to take courses at SNHU.

Donna Leone

More than your typical medical coding course

"In many typical medical coding courses, students are taught the basics and guidelines, but are not taught how to interpret and analyze the data in a medical record. This course puts the two together, offering the foundational coding guidelines plus real-life cases and applications."

— Donna Leone, Adjunct Healthcare Information Technology

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online courses are among the lowest in the nation.

Non-Degree Seeking Coursework Only Course Cost Credits Earned
Online Undergraduate
$990 ($330/credit)

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Please note: Books and materials are not included in the above costs. Federal Financial Aid is not available, but you can use employer tuition benefits or tuition reimbursement if available to you. Contact your employer benefits manager to see if you have funds available, or talk to our admission team to learn about payment options.

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