Start a New Career in Medical Billing and Coding at Miller-Motte Technical College in Augusta, Georgia
Our Medical Billing and Coding program is perfect for individuals who are good with computers and enjoy working with people. Miller-Motte Technical College has been helping students from Martinez, Grovetown, Evans and Augusta, GA who want to start a new career in the medical field.
In as little as 15 months, you can help insurance companies and healthcare facilities make sure patients are billed for the proper amount. With Miller-Motte Technical College Augusta’s Medical Billing and Coding program, you can get the training you need to be a part of the growing healthcare industry.
This is a Hybrid track program. What does this mean for you? You will take most of your coursework online with video, audio and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. You’ll then spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.
Courses in the Medical Billing and Coding Program
You can expect to feel confident and ready to enter your career after your training at Miller-Motte Technical College. In addition to your courses, you will also get hands-on experience in our externship course, giving you real world opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge you’ve gained.
Our Medical Billing and Coding program includes courses like:
- Medical Coding: This course provides the primary skills needed for medical procedural and diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on the use of coding manuals to assign diagnostic and procedural codes for the medical billing process.
- Health Information Systems and Technology: This course provides an in-depth study of the content, storage, retrieval, control, and retention of health information systems. Information regarding hardware and software components of computers for medical record applications is discussed. Students will explore methods of controlling accuracy and security of data in computer systems, records linkage and data sharing concepts.
- Coding Certification Preparation: This course prepares students to take the coding licensure examination. It includes a review of concepts such as: applying coding guidelines, analyzing health records, validating Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), applying reimbursement methodologies, and complying with ethical standards. In addition, the course will also cover test taking skills and strategies and applying these strategies to entry-level professional licensing examinations. As a part of the course, you will schedule to sit for the appropriate examination.
If you have questions about our Medical Billing and Coding program, download the Course Catalog.
Careers in Medical Billing & Coding
Medical Records and Health Information Technician positions are expected to grow 22% by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Due to changes in federal healthcare, you can be assured that the medical industry will need qualified people in work in careers like:
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians keep the business side of healthcare moving. Doctors, hospitals and offices rely on them to calculate charges and develop bills.
Medical Secretaries are responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing medical services to keep healthcare facilities running smoothly and efficiently.
You can Start Your Medical Billing and Coding Classes Today!
When you start your Medical Billing and Coding program at Miller-Motte Technical College Augusta, you can count on receiving all the skills and experience necessary to start your career. You’ll have classes with qualified instructors helping you get where you want to go. Call 800.705.9182 or click here to request more information.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm.