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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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Heald College

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

Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.


Allied Health Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Office Assistant
Quick Summary: Allied Health Institute is a post-secondary vocational school offering a variety of Diploma and Associate Degree programs in the field of Allied Health. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.

Everest College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma - Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
Quick Summary: Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Penn Foster Schools

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

Allied Schools

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Laguna Hills
Programs:
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Billing
Quick Summary: Whether you want to train for a new career, advance within your current company, or simply learn new skills to stay competitive in today's job market, Allied's distance education training can help!

Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Logistics
  • BS in Health Information Management
  • Medical Material Supervisor
  • More
Quick Summary:

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.


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.

Stratford Career Institute

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

UEI College

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

Get career training for the job you’ve always wanted at UEI College.


Grantham University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Kansas City
Programs:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding and Billing
Quick Summary: Earn your degree online, at the times and places that best fit your schedule.

WyoTech

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Long Beach
Programs:
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Gear up for a better future at WyoTech.

North-West College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Insurance Biller
  • Medical Receptionist
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Carrington College California

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AS in Medical Billing and Coding
  • Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Ready for a rewarding career? Start with a certificate or degree from Carrington College California.

San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
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.

Westwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Insurance Coding and Billing (A)
  • Healthcare Office Administration (A)
Quick Summary: Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

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