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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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University of Phoenix

[Campus]
Programs:
  • BS in Health Administration/Health Information Systems
Quick Summary: At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Stratford Career Institute

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

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 University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • BS in Health Information Management
  • AAS in Medical Office Management
Quick Summary:

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


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.

Keiser University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Billing and Coding, AS (Online)
Quick Summary: For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

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 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.

National Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Panorama City
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding
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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.


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.

Ashworth College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Norcross
Programs:
  • Medical Office Assisting
Quick Summary: Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

Pima Medical Institute

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


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.

Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Redding
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Office Administration
Quick Summary:

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


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