If you are looking for a lucrative and challenging career in the healthcare industry, but do not want to work hands-on with patients then Medical Billing and Coding may be for you. Medical Billing and Coding Specialists interpret official medical records and translate them into codes which can be submitted to insurance companies for payment. Since codes determine the amount that the physician is paid for his or her services being detail oriented in this field is imperative.
One of the biggest perks of being a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist is as you progress in your career, opportunities could arise where you can set you own schedule and have the ability to work from home.
In as little as 4 months you will be prepared to sit for the American Allied Health National Certification Exam for Medical Billing and Coding/Insurance Specialists.
- Must be at least 17 years old.
NOTE: Some businesses may not hire you if you are under 18 years old and/or do not have your High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
|Non-Refundable (transferable one time), Registration Fee||$50.00|
|Textbook (may be purchased at the school)||$270.00|
|AAH National Certification||$110.00|
What Will I Learn?
In this 160-hour course you will learn things such as:
- ICD-10 CM, ICD-10 PCS, CPT and HCPCS Coding Systems
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical and Insurance Terminology
- Insurance Claims Completion
- Procedural and Diagnostic Coding
- Medical Legal Issues
- Organize and verify patient records, bills, and statements
- Code patients’ diagnoses and requests payment from insurance companies or individuals
- Record and process patient data including treatment records, insurance information, bills, and payments
- Set-up payment plans for patients
Where Can I Work?
- Outpatient and Inpatient Clinics
- Surgical Centers
- Dental Offices