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

Santa Barbara Business College

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

Stratford Career Institute

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

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:
  • 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:

Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education.


Laurus College

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

Concorde

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Office Administration
  • 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.


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.


Liberty University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Lynchburg
Programs:
  • AA: Medical Office Assistance
Quick Summary:

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.


Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Clovis
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


Milan Institute

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

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.


Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Specialist
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

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