Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

Are you compassionate and detail-oriented?

Have you ever wanted to work in the health field but becoming a doctor or nurse wasn't an option? No problem! Perhaps medical office billing and coding is the right position for you.

As manila folders become a relic of the past, you'll be working with the latest in health information technology. Our program prepares students by offering training in current computer billing applications.   You also acquire real-world experience at a medical facility during your studies.

Medical Office Billing and Coding jobs are located at a variety of settings including hospitals, physician’s offices, government offices, dental offices or insurance companies.

Our Medical Office Billing and Coding program is online, so you could complete all coursework in the comfort of your own home or stop by and use our campus computer labs if you need some assistance.

The Medical Office Billing & Coding diploma program provides students with a basic educational foundation for becoming a medical billing specialist, medical coder, health information technician or medical records technician in today’s healthcare industry. Upon successful completion, graduates are prepared for entry-level employment.

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
The Healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing industries and Medical Office Billing and Coding jobs in Ohio should increase by fourteen percent between 2016 and 2026. The salary range in Ohio is $26,450 to $59,310 with a median salary of $37,630.1

Financial aid available for those who qualify.

Reference:
1onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00, retrieved 4/1/2019

Program length – 10 months

 

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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.

Demand for both medical secretaries and health information technicians is expected to increase by 14% though 2024, creating many job opportunities for trained professionals.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Medical Secretaries, Health Information Technicians, retrieved 4/26/16

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