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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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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.

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.

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.


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.

Laurus College

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

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!

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.


North-West College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Online Billing & Coding
  • Medical Insurance Biller
  • Medical Receptionist
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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.


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.


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.

Santa Barbara Business College

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

National Career College

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

Carrington College

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

Welcome to Carrington College - The Starting Point for Health Care Careers.


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