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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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UEI College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing & Insurance Coding (8-Month Diploma Program)
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.


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:
  • Ontario
Programs:
  • Medical Office
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.

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.

Kaplan College - KHE

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

National Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Van Nuys
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding
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North-West College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • West Covina
Programs:
  • Online Billing & Coding
  • Medical Insurance Biller
  • Medical Receptionist
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Pima Medical Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Chula Vista
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
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Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Office Administration
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You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure


Laurus College

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

Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Specialist
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Liberty University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Lynchburg
Programs:
  • AA: Medical Office Assistance
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With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.


California College San Diego

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Health Information Management (BS)
Quick Summary:

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