Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist is the perfect career if you are interested in the medical field but do not want to work on the clinical side of things. Medical Billing and Coders work behind the scenes assigning standardized codes to diagnosis, tests and procedures. These codes are then used for billing. Billing and Coders will do some or all of the following:

  • Gather/review essential patient information
  • Verify required documentation before patient information is released
  • Prevent fraud/abuse by auditing billing
  • Support coding and billing process
  • Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
  • Submit claims for reimbursement
  • Coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement

This class is completed conveniently from your home online. Students are only required to attend five class days at our facility and come in for a sixth day to take their national test. Graduates of our Billing and Coding program can find careers in a variety of medical settings from hospitals, doctor’s offices, dental offices, nursing facilities, insurance companies and there are even jobs working out of your home! If Billing and Coding interests you, contact EMTP today at 859-327-3687 to start working towards your career!

How do I become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

Upon successful completion of the Billing and Coding Program and the clinical requirements, each student will receive a course completion certificate and will be eligible to sit for the NHA Certified Billing and Coding National exam. You will also be given the opportunity to sit for additional credentialed exams such as the Certified Coding Professional Physician & Hospital (CCP-PH) and the Certified Medical Billing and Coding Professional (CMBCP).

Complete this Program online in as little as 6 months.

What does my tuition include?

  • Books!
  • HIPAA Certification
  • Student Liability insurance
  • One student identification badge
  • Background check

General admissions requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Drivers License or state issued ID

PAY

The median annual wage for health information technologists, medical registrars, surgical assistants, and healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other was $51,840 in May 2020.

The median annual wage for medical dosimetrists, medical records specialists, and health technologists and technicians, all other was $44,090 in May 2020.

JOB OUTLOOK

Overall employment of medical records and health information specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

About 34,300 openings for medical records and health information specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Medical Records and Health Information Specialists : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

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