Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

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What Is a Medical Office Billing & Coding?

If you love details and are always the dependable one in your group of friends, Medical Office Billing and Coding may be the perfect career choice. In the rapidly growing medical industry, Medical Record Specialists are needed to:
  • Process and transcribe diagnoses, treatments and patient procedures.
  • Standardize payer codes for government and commercial reimbursement.
  • Work as part of a team to meet medical reimbursement cycle goals.
  • Act as a key liaison between providers and insurers.
  • Help patients improve healthcare outcomes and improve lives.

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What Career Options Are Available in Medical Office Billing & Coding?

Medical Office Billers and Coders are found in almost every medical and healthcare organization. These roles are fundamental to the medical reimbursement cycle and are necessary to review and submit medical claims to ensure payment of services.

You will find Medical Record Technicians and other similar roles working in environments such as:
  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Clinics
  • Medical Labs
  • Medical Billing Service Organizations
  • Insurance Companies
  • And many more!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for Medical Record Specialists is expected to increase by 10% between 2019 and 2029.1

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What You Will Learn in a Medical Office Billing & Coding Program

Medical Office Billing & Coding is highly complex and detailed work. To thrive in this environment is helpful to have the necessary background and fundamental knowledge necessary to succeed in the role. Our degree program can be completed in just 10 months and has been carefully designed to provide:
  • Real-world best practices for processing medical data.
  • Understand medical coding and the language of a healthcare office.
  • Understand medical coding and the language of a healthcare office.
  • Classes in CPT, ICD and HCPS coding and insurance claim processing.

Why Choose Our College?

Why Choose Our College?

For over 90 years, Stautzenberger College has made a lasting impact on the students and community we serve by:
  • Making student success our #1 priority.
  • Designing courses that develop critical skill sets and expanding our student’s knowledge base for a life-time career.
  • Ensuring that the skills businesses need are the skills we teach.
  • Offering affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools.
  • Offering on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Having the best career services team that has done the networking for you with numerous local employers and are here to help.

All of us at Stautzenberger College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 10 months

 

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100% of the program is online

After you complete the Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Healthcare Administration Associate Degree completion program.That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree.

Reference:
https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2072.00?st=OH&g=Go, retrieved 4/8/21.

 

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Classes in the program include instruction in computer billing applications, administrative procedures and medical law, along with classes in CPT, ICD and HCPS coding and insurance claim processing. Upon graduation, students could be prepared to take the national voluntary Certified Professional Coding exam, administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

As the healthcare industry expands, the need for those who can process the insurance claims and manage healthcare paperwork is growing. Although related, medical billing and medical coding are two separate functions. Also known as medical records and health information technicians, medical billing and coding specialists organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

People who have strong technology skills and are detail-oriented may enjoy a career as a Medical Biller & Coder.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in Ohio are expected to increase more than 14% between 2016 and 2026.1

1onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00, retrieved 4/21/2020

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