Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist

Medical Coding and Reimbursement Associates Degree

As the population ages, so does the need for professionals in the healthcare industry. At Elmira Business Institute, we offer a 16-month Associate Degree program specifically designed to train individuals in medical coding and reimbursement. After completing the program, students will qualify to sit for the AAPC Medical Coding Certification exam.

Medical Coding & Reimbursement Specialist
As a medical coding and reimbursement professional, you read and understand the records of patients to obtain detailed information regarding their injury or disease. Medical coders also perform mathematical calculations, review claims and schedule patient visits. It is important for these specialists to understand medical terminology and the legal aspects of health care.

Billing classes at EBI include:

  • Diagnostic and procedural codes
  • Patient information
  • Data retrieval, analysis and claims processing

Medical Coding Job Outlook
If job security is important to you, consider a career in the medical industry. This field is currently experiencing a high demand for professionals with knowledge in medical operations. In less than two years after enrolling in Elmira Business Institute’s specialized program, you will receive your Associate’s Degree and be eligible to pursue a career in the medical field. EBI College Graduates typically find employment in various medical office environments, such as hospitals or private-practice physician’s offices. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical coding and reimbursement specialists is expected to increase by 21% by the year 2020, a faster rate than for many other occupations.

If this is not reason enough to enroll today, be aware that after training at Elmira Business Institute, free career placement assistance is offered, which includes practice interviews and resume critiques.

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How can I find out about this career?

For more information about a career in Medical Coding Reimbursement Specialist, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website (www.onetonline.org). The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career is 29-2071.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 52.0403.02.

What is the total cost of the Medical Coding Reimbursement Specialist Degree Program?

The total current tuition and fees for a student completing the program in normal time is $25,100.00 and the total additional cost for books and supplies is $3,200.00.

What percentages of graduates complete the program in the normal time frame as published in the catalog?

For students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, 31% completed in the published normal time frame. The total graduation rate as reported to U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) for this period was 57%.

What percentage of graduates found employment related to their field of study?

The most recent annual report to our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), shows that 93% of graduates found employment related to their field of study.

How much student loan debt does a typical graduate have to repay after graduation?

The median* loan debt for students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 was $18,908.00 for public debt (Title IV loans).

*median debt represents the mid-point in a list of all students carrying debt.