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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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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.

UEI College

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

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


Allied Schools

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Laguna Hills
Programs:
  • Medical Coding
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!

Ultimate Medical Academy Online

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

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


Laurus College

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

National Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Van Nuys
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.

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.

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
Quick Summary:

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


Milan Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Concorde

[Campus]
Locations:
  • San Diego
Programs:
  • Medical Office Administration
Quick Summary:

At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.


Stratford Career Institute

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

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


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.


California College San Diego

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

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Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.


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