Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist
Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist Degree. Find a career that utilizes your tech and analytical skills.
With the expansion of the healthcare industry, demand for medical billing and coding specialists is expected to rise. If you have an analytical mind and love technology, you may find working in the healthcare industry exciting and rewarding.
This is a hands-on program and includes an externship in the final semester to help you gain real-world experience.
Medical Coding and Reimbursement Program
Medical coding and billing courses
Because this is an associate’s degree program, the classes you will take include general education courses such as English, math, economics and communications. You’ll also take general healthcare administration course such as Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Health, Medical Office Procedures, and Medical Law and Ethics. Focused coding classes are designed to help you develop expertise using ICD-10-CM or HCPCS codes.
What do they do?
Medical coding and reimbursement specialists use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes. They organize and manage health information data, ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. Qualified specialists work in physicians’ offices, managed health care organizations, laboratories, medical centers, medical billing offices, and hospitals.
Develop the skills you’ll need to work in medical coding and billing
The program is designed to help you learn necessary technical, communication and critical thinking skills you’ll need to be an effective billing and coding specialist. You can work with patients, staff, and insurance representatives. Although technology is important in this profession, interpersonal and decision-making skills are essential.
Career outlook for medical billing and coding specialists
Also known as medical records and health information technicians or health information technicians, medical billing and reimbursement specialists are expected to be in great demand for the foreseeable future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, demand is expected to grow by 15%, much faster than the average for all other occupations through 2026.
Earn your degree in as little as 16 months
The program is designed to prepare you for a career as a medical billing and coding specialist. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be eligible for an Associates Studies degree and the National Coding Exam.
Learn more about the Medical Coding & Reimbursement Specialist program.
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