We Proudly Present Medical Office Billing and Coding Graduate Cheryl Sparks

We Proudly Present Medical Office Billing and Coding Graduate Cheryl Sparks
On September 09, 2021

Sometimes, a fresh start is exactly what you need. After her marriage of 22 years ended, Cheryl Sparks began rebuilding her life. Pursuing a new career path was part of that effort. “I had always wanted to be in the medical field, so I chose this time to further my career,” Cheryl says. After enrolling in our medical office billing and coding program, Cheryl studied hard and completed an externship at ProCare Accident and Injury Center in Toledo.

Fitting in her coursework was not always easy, but Cheryl persevered. “I had moved into a new home, started college, and worked full time every day,” she recalls. “It was a struggle at times but so worth it. I had to push myself every day to keep going. I am so glad that I did.” We are so proud of her for graduating on the Dean's List. Today, Cheryl is employed as the Senior Manager of Chesterfield Urgent Care in Michigan.

What You Learn in a Medical Office Billing and Coding Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Cheryl took courses such as: Medical Terminology and Systems, General Anatomy & Physiology, and Medical Insurance Processing and Coding. 

In these courses, she learned about:

  • Medical terminology required to function successfully in a professional medical office
  • Essential principles of human anatomy and physiology, including basic chemistry; cell and tissue studies; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, neurological, genitourinary, reproductive, and digestive systems
  • Completion of the CMS 1500 claim form, key concepts related to specific types of medical insurance, the life cycle of a claim, contract interpretation, clinical records and documentation, billing processes related to physician billing, medical 113 practice accounting, and basic office functions related to insurance and billing in the workplace

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Office Billing and Coding Specialist

Like Cheryl, you too could become a medical office billing and coding specialist in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Our online program allows you to earn your diploma from home without sacrificing the individualized assistance of caring instructors. Upon successful completion of this program, you also become eligible to enroll in our 7-month healthcare administration associate degree program.

Stautzenberger College's Medical Office Billing and Coding Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: 100% online
Lead Instructor for Medical Office Billing and Coding
Job Outlook: 9% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20291

Find out more about our medical office billing and coding program today. Call 888.859.8225 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Our staff and faculty are ready to assist you with completing the enrollment process, navigating your financial aid options, finding a free tutor, networking with local employers, and much more. As Cheryl says, “You are never too old to start over or learn new things.”

1 National Center for O*NET Development. Ohio Employment Trends: 29-2072.00 - Medical Records Specialists.  O*NET OnLine. Retrieved August 24, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2072.00?st=OH&g=Go

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