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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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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.

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.

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!

UEI College

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

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


Stratford Career Institute

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

Allen School of Health Sciences

[Online]
Programs:
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Get hands-on training with the Allen School Online.

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.

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.

American Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Long Beach
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 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.


Pima Medical Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Chula Vista
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
Quick Summary:

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


Ashworth College

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

University of Phoenix

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

Concorde

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
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.


Milan Institute

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

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