Medical Billing and Coding Online Certification Programs

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Your Choices For Medical Billing and Coding Online Certification Programs

If you have ever wanted to work in the medical field but without the need for years of training, medical billing and coding might be the profession for you. You will have the chance to work in hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, or other healthcare facilities to process patient data and insurance records, address reimbursement and claims issues, and other related documentation.

If this sounds like the career for you, your next step is to decide the medical billing and coding online certification programs where you want to register. While many colleges in larger cities offer a medical billing and coding program, what happens if you do not live close to such a college, or if you need to work while attending school? The answer: registering in medical billing and coding online certification programs. An online program allows you to create your own study schedule so that you can achieve a work-life-school balance. You can save on commuting costs, still earn an income if required, yet still obtain a top notch education. Below are just a few of the schools that offer medical billing and coding online certification programs.  

Ashworth College

You can earn a Medical Billing certificate through online classes. You can learn on your own schedule with your educational material delivered online and having access to academic support through multiple ways. You will learn medical terminology, medical billing procedures, human anatomy, obtaining reimbursements, and more. Experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way. Depending on your schedule, you can earn your certificate in three months or less, with the option to participate in a live graduation ceremony. The college offers a student referral bonus as well as various payment plan structures for tuition.  

Grantham University

At Grantham University, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science – Medical Coding and Billing completely online. You will learn the standard medical coding system as well as the list of ICD-9 codes. You will learn about the role and function of different types of healthcare facilities, understand medical terms and abbreviations commonly used in the health information records management system, become familiar with the HIPAA guidelines and restrictions, and more. Additionally, you will have a session dedicated to professional training whereby you will practice how to apply medical billing and coding practices, use healthcare software, and perform tasks specific to a healthcare facility in a simulated environment. Program length is two years. Completion rate within the two-year length is 63%. Classes start weekly.  

Southern Careers Institute

With their digital program in a supportive environment, the Southern Careers Institute lets you learn a new career while still being able to work, volunteer and enjoy family life. With keyboarding skills, medical insurance processes, business communication, and medical codes, you will learn the same subjects as you would in their on-campus program. As well, your instructors will be easily accessible for your questions and discussions.

Even better, through an internship, you will obtain gain the practical experience to work as a medical biller and coder and make professional connections too. No matter when you finish your certificate, placement counselors will help you with updating your resume, practicing your interviewing skills, and obtaining employment. Your certificate is the gateway you need to obtain professional certifications such as Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Electronic Health Records Specialist. The program is scheduled to be completed in 36 weeks. The job placement rate for students who successfully completed this program is 86%.

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