Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
Become an important part of the information handling process within the medical business. Find out how you can become qualified as a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist …
WHAT IS A MEDICALBILLING & CODING SPECIALIST
A Medical Billing & Coding Specialist is a highly motivated individual with the transcription know-how to translate medical terms, medical facts and detail into workable, digital information. This information may contribute to a variety of missions including preserving medical records, preparing insurance claims, and other medical office communications essentials.
About the field
National data summaries report that Medical Billing & Coding is a growing career specialty that offers opportunity for the individual who is trained and prepared for the job market. This is a field that may offer flexible hours, varied places of employment—doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, care centers, etc. This position often offers a comfortable work environment with varied options for adding skill sets.
The program that’s unique
Know-how that's timed just right … is what this program is all about. Plan to start and finish your medical billing and coding training in Raleigh and Winston-Salem in about a year for daytime classes. Immerse yourself in 24 courses taught in a comfortable four day a week schedule. Or, work from home and study evenings at a more relaxed pace. Plan to mix learning experiences that will challenge you to take charge of your assigned role as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. See the details opposite.
Are you a team player?
This medical billing and coding program provides an opportunity to become an essential member of the medical office team. The individual handing medical office billing utilizes vast knowledge that comes into play each time a patient has received medical attention, a claim is coded, billed, and processed, and a case is closed. This entry level program offers challenges and rewarding experiences to the person who enjoys organization.
Below is the course outline that will be taken in the Medical Billing & Encoding Program at Living Arts College, only a half hour from Durham and an hour from Fayetteville, and Living Arts Institute, located less than an hour from Greensboro:
Introduction to Computer Applications
Medical Terminology I
Medical Terminology II
Medical Administrative Procedures
Introduction to Pharmacology
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Medical Law, Liability & Ethics
Introduction to Medical Coding & Insurance
Claims Processing & Claims Management
Diagnostic & HCPCSII Coding
Procedural & Ancillary Care Coding
Hospital Billing & Coding
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Externship
This program is offered at the following locations:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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QUESTIONS YOU CAN USE
When can I begin school?
Most schools that offer medical billing training in North Carolina start every six weeks. Get a fast start, so you're ready to head for the job market with minimum delay. Rewards count when you can finish your day program in about a year.
Are evening classes available?
Yes, the medical billing and coding schools offer both day and evening classes to accommodate the busiest of lives
How long will it take me to complete the program?
The normal completion of this program is 12 months for day students and 18 months for evening students.
How big are the classes?
Class size varies depending on the type of class being taught; but, usually limited to 16 students in laboratory environments and 24 students in lecture settings.
What does it cost?
There’s good news! Federal sponsored grant programs and varied loan programs are available for qualified students. A professional staff will help you gain access to a plan for preparing your time and budget. The goal … to make your education affordable.
What about accreditation?
The School is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina Community College System is not an accrediting agency.
Living Arts Institute @ School of Communication Arts is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. The phone number is 202-336-6780.
The College is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina Community College System is not an accrediting agency.
Living Arts College @ School of Communication Arts is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. The phone number is 202-336-6780.
What test or certification do I need?
While there is no industry specific employment requirement for certification, the school recommends that you seek medical billing and coding certification in North Carolina and will even assist you in pursing certification upon graduation.
How do I know if becoming a Medical
Billing & Coding Specialist is right for me?
Do you have great organizational skills? Do you have mind that can put two-and-two together? Do you pay attention to detail and want to become really computer savvy? If you answered yes to all of these questions; then you probably are ready for your adventure along the path to qualify as a successful Medical Billing & Coding Specialist.