Medical Coding and Billing Career
Prepare for a Medical Coding and Billing career with career-focused training
If you are searching for a challenging career that will put your organizational and technological skills to effective use in a growing career field, perhaps you should consider the Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist program at Elmira Business Institute.
The health care industry has been expanding for the last several years, so much the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for qualified individuals to fill medical billing and coding jobs will increase 15% by 2024. This is much faster growth than the average for most professions.
Medical Coding and Billing Courses
Our Medical Coding and Billing degree program can be completed in a little as 16 months. The curriculum features general education courses as well as technology, business and communication classes. You’ll receive specific medical coding training including ICD-9 codes and HCPCS codes and Health Information Management.
Medical billing courses:
- Medical Billing
- Medical Law & Ethics
- Professional Medical Coding I and II
- Health Care Reimbursement Issues
- Medical Office Procedures
At the end of your training you’ll have the opportunity to take part in an externship program, which gives you the opportunity to earn valuable hands-on experience in a real world setting.
What do medical billers and coders do?
As a billing and coding specialist, your duties can vary, depending upon the size of the practice. It’s common for billing and coding duties to be handled by two different professionals. However, in smaller organizations, the same person may do both. Duties include:
- Transcribing notes and records from doctors and medical staff
- Handling ensures the practice gets paid by patients or third parties such as insurance companies.
Are you ready for a career in a growing field? Contact us today!
There’s never been a better time to begin your exciting new career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. Our medical billing and coding schools in Elmira and Vestal, NY can help you complete your degree in as little as 16 months. For more information, call 800-NEW START.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited February 21, 2016).