Medical Billing and Coding
10 Month Diploma Program
What is Medical Billing and Coding?
Medical Billing and Coding has two parts. CODING means to take something that is written one way (a diagnosis or prescription for example) and translate it into a code and BILLING means to take the code and make a bill for the insurance company called a claim.
This unique career choice allows you to start your new career with the job security and benefits of working in healthcare but far removed from patient care.
What does a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist do?
Medical Billing and Coding specialists, also known as Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, play a vital role in any healthcare facility. Major responsibilities that you will be educated and trained on include:
• Read and analyze patient records
• Determine correct codes for patient records
• Use codes to bill insurance providers
• Interact with physicians to ensure accuracy
• Track patient data over multiple visits
• Manage detailed, specifically-coded information
• Maintain patient confidentiality
Where do Medical Billing and Coding Specialist work?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical Billing and Coding Specialists is projected to grow 13% from 2016 – 2026! The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. A wide variety of companies are in need of certified Medical Billing and Coding specialists. Facilities that are in immediate demand for Billing and Coding specialists include:
• Medical Laboratories
• Immediate Care Centers
• Professional Laboratories
• Administrative Support Centers
• Insurance Companies
• Physicians Offices
• Nursing Care Facilities
Listen below to an interview with our Billing & Coding Program Director
Externship and Career Services at MedQuest College
Prior to graduation, students are required to complete an externship under the guidance of area experts. During this externship, students will refine the skills learned on campus as well as input actual claims.
Our Career Services Director provides assistance to graduating students and alumni that include instruction in resume writing, preparation of cover letters, interviewing techniques and networking skills. The college provides job placement assistance for its graduates. Alumni in good standing may continue to use any and all placement resources indefinitely at no charge.
MedQuest College is a proud partner of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
PROGRAM OBJECTIVEThe Medical Billing and Coding diploma program provides students with the opportunity to learn insurance coding, processing, medical administrative procedures, and regulatory requirements in the healthcare delivery system. Students in the Medical Billing and Coding program will develop an understanding of diagnosis and procedure coding systems, along with the fundamentals of the medical billing process, needed to seek career opportunities in the field. The program provides students with the skills to perform a variety of medical insurance-related functions in a medical and/or insurance office setting.
MedQuest College has provided high-quality instruction to students in Kentucky and Indiana since 1999. By providing Southern Indiana, Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, and surrounding areas with quality programs in medical assisting, dental assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, medical billing and coding, practical nursing and biomed equipment technology we are able to proudly say that MedQuest College has successfully employed hundreds of graduates in the medical fields. Our campuses are located in Louisville Ky and Lexington KY. We are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally recognized accrediting body.
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