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Medical Coding and Billing Schools and Training Programs

Much of the work being done in healthcare IT today is with patient medical records.Every time a patient visits a hospital, clinic or physician’s office, a medical record of any observations, diagnoses or treatments is created and entered into a database.  Medical records and health information technicians assemble and organize patients’ health information, and ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security.

One of the more important careers in this area is medical coding and billing. Medical coding and billing specialists are trained to use the latest healthcare IT software in order to facilitate the processing of medical insurance claims.

Insurers have to make sure that they’re only paying for medical treatments that fall within the terms of a patient’s policy. In order to cut down on mistakes, they create coding systems to identify certain medical treatments and procedures. Medical billing and coding specialists use these codes to categorize patients’ medical files and create medical bills.

Work Environments and Locations

Those that work in medical billing and coding usually enjoy pleasant working conditions and normal working hours. They generally work in the administrative offices of hospitals, clinics, or other types of medical facilities.

About 40% of all medical records technicians were employed in hospitals in 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov, 2010) reports, while the remainder worked in physicians’ offices, nursing homes or outpatient centers. However, in the future, most jobs will likely be in physicians’ offices as a result of the growing need for meticulous records.

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Campus and Online Medical Coding and Billing Schools

 
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Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma: Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Diploma: Medical Office Specialist
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

Intercoast Colleges

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Fairfield
Programs:
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Allen School of Health Sciences

[Online]
Programs:
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Get hands-on training with the Allen School Online.

Penn Foster

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Scranton
Programs:
  • Medical Coding and Billing
Quick Summary: Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Stratford Career Institute

[Online]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Medical Office Assistant
Quick Summary: Earn Your Diploma from Home!

San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Visalia
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college committed to the professional success of its students and graduates.
Founded in 1977, SJVC has campuses located throughout California-including an Online division and offers a variety of accelerated Certificate and Associate of Science degree programs in the business, medical and technical fields.

Students benefit from a balance of classroom instruction and real-world experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today’s competitive job market.

UEI College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Insurance Coding
Quick Summary:

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.


Santa Barbara Business College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Study online or on campus with Santa Barbara Business College.

Ultimate Medical Academy Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • Diploma - Medical Office Billing Specialist
  • A.S. - Medical Billing & Coding
  • Diploma - Medical Billing & Coding
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Quick Summary:

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.


Southern California Health Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program
Quick Summary: Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

Grantham University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Kansas City
Programs:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding and Billing
Quick Summary:

Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education.


American Career College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary:

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California.


Brookline College Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • Diploma - Medical Insurance Billing & Coding
Quick Summary:

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security.


Pima Medical Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Chula Vista
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
Quick Summary:

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


Laurus College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing & Coding Associate Program
Quick Summary: Get started on your career with Laurus College.

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