Medical Billing and Coding
If you love helping others and working with technology, a career in Medical Billing and Coding may be the right path for you!
In as little as 15 months, you can earn a Diploma through our Medical Billing and Coding program and start a new career in a growing field. In fact, these skills are so in demand, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22% growth in available jobs for Medical Records Technicians*, which is just one career path that utilizes billing and coding procedures.
Plus, 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.
Miller-Motte has helped students from all over Chattanooga, Tennessee and surrounding areas gain the education and credentials needed to start or improve their careers. If you live in the Cleveland, Jasper, Signal Mountain, Hixon or East Ridge areas, read on to learn how our Medical Billing and Coding program can help make you another Miller-Motte success story.
Medical Billing and Coding requires a mix of administrative, technological and medical knowledge. You’ll learn about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health insurance policies, building databases and more. Our Medical Billing and Coding program classes will cover:
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 the accuracy and security of data in computer systems, records linkage, and data sharing concepts.
Intermediate Coding—This course provides an in-depth study of coding and guidelines with emphasis on physician billing and regulatory requirements. Students will apply correct coding systems and nomenclatures using health records, case studies and federal regulations regarding methods of reimbursement. Ethical decision making will also be covered.
Advanced Medical Coding—This course provides an advanced study of coding and guidelines. Students will assign CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Level II (HCPCS) diagnostic and procedural codes.
In addition to these medical classes, you’ll also be required to participate in an externship. This externship will allow you to gain work experience in the field, network with industry professionals and hone your billing and coding skills. Externships also look great on a resume because they show potential employers that you have experience and are capable of succeeding in your position.
Medical Billing and Coding training will prepare you for not one, but several career tracks. Read on to learn about three career options available to you after graduation:
As a Medical Secretary, you’ll be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing medical services that help keep healthcare facilities running efficiently.
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical practices rely on Medical Records Technicians’ EHR software and skills, as most practices have or will transition to electronic patient records. Doctors may also tap into Medical Records Technicians’ organizational skills to keep the practice running smoothly.
Miller-Motte has the resources and training to help you achieve your career goals. We’ve helped many other students in the area and we can do the same for you. Still unsure if you’re ready to apply? Contact one of our Admissions Representatives. They can answer any questions you may have about financial aid options, programs and more.http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm.