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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]
Locations:
  • Reseda
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program
Quick Summary: Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams.

Kaplan University

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

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


Mayfield College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College.

Keiser University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Billing and Coding, AS (Online)
Quick Summary:

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.


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.


Laurus College

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

San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Degree - Medical Office
  • Certificate - 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 & Insurance Coding (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist
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.


Blue Cliff College - Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • Health Information/Medical Billing & Coding
Quick Summary:

You’ve expressed interest in Blue Cliff College before, now we have online programs to better fit your busy lifestyle. Enroll now!


Brightwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Medical Office Specialist
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About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.


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.

Bryan University

[Online]
Programs:
  • Associate Degree in Advanced Medical Billing Coding and Electronic Health Records
Quick Summary:

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Institute of Technology

[Campus]
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


Blake Austin College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Vacaville
Programs:
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.

Milan Institute

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

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