Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

Are you compassionate and detail-oriented?

Have you ever wanted to work in the health field but becoming a doctor or nurse wasn't an option? No problem! Perhaps medical office billing and coding is the right position for you.

Top ten reasons why you should become a medical office billing and coding specialist:

  1. High job demand.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that medical records and health information technicians will see a job increase of thirteen percent between 2016 and 2026.1
  2. Perfect for organizers.
    If you excel at keeping your house tidy and paperwork in order, then you're already a natural fit for this job. 
  3. Learn new technology.
    As manila folders become a relic of the past, you'll be working with the latest in health information technology. Our program prepares students by offering medical coding billing training in computer billing applications.  
  4. Work from home possibilities.
    Electronic health records allow employees to access information from anywhere. As a result, some employers now allow their medical billers and coders to work in the comfort of their own home office.
  5. Easy way to enter medical field.
    Do you like the idea of working with medical professionals, but hate the sight of blood?  A job with a medical billing and coding diploma could place you in the action at a hospital. 
  6. Help patients.
    Your efforts will directly assist patients in their recovery process!
  7. Work in the background.
    If you like your time away from people, you can look for a job that has peace in quiet in offices away from the busy bustle of waiting areas.  
  8. Many possibilities to advance.
    Starting off as an entry-level medical billing and coding specialist can boost your resume! Work your way up to positions that pay more or spark your interest.
  9. Needed in every practice.
    Chiropractors, endocrinologists, and podiatrists alike need to maintain records and send bills. Wherever you'd like to work, you'll find insurance clerks and medical office assistants.
  10. Receive your training online.
    We offer medical coding online courses, and you can be on your way to your new career in as little as ten months!

References:
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor.  (2017, October 24).  Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.  Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-informatio...

The Medical Office Billing & Coding diploma program provides students with a basic educational foundation for becoming a medical billing specialist, medical coder, health information technician or medical records technician in today’s healthcare industry. Upon successful completion, graduates are prepared for entry-level employment.

Program length – 10 months

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Classes in the program include instruction in computer billing applications, administrative procedures and medical law, along with classes in CPT, ICD and HCPS coding and insurance claim processing. Upon graduation, students could be prepared to take the national voluntary Certified Professional Coding exam, administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

As the healthcare industry expands, the need for those who can process the insurance claims and manage healthcare paperwork is growing. Although related, medical billing and medical coding are two separate functions. Also known as medical records and health information technicians, medical billing and coding specialists organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

People who have strong technology skills and are detail-oriented may enjoy a career as a Medical Biller & Coder.

Demand for both medical secretaries and health information technicians is expected to increase by 14% though 2024, creating many job opportunities for trained professionals.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Medical Secretaries, Health Information Technicians, retrieved 4/26/16

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