Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
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Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Program
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding is the perfect program for people who want to contribute to quality patient care from behind the scenes. Individuals who specialize in this area enjoy working with healthcare professionals and computer technology.
If the following qualities describe you, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding might be a good program choice:
- Interested in the medical profession
- Looking for a flexible schedule
- Highly organized
- Detail oriented
- Team player
- Like problem solving
- Enjoy continuous learning
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding: What's the job outlook?
Medical billing and coding specialists play a critical role in healthcare organizations by maintaining accurate records and protecting patient health information. Because the demand for healthcare is rising along with our aging population, opportunities for medical billing and coding specialists are expected to remain plentiful. In fact, employment of medical billing and coding specialists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.* At Heald, we can help you prepare for a rewarding career in this growing field.
What will I do with my education?
Graduates of Heald's Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program pursue rewarding careers such as Medical Record Coders, Clinical Coding Specialists, and Insurance Claims Analysts. They communicate with doctors and other healthcare professionals, manage medical records, and code diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research purposes.
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Job Duties
As a professional in this field, your job responsibilities would likely involve collecting, maintaining, and analyzing the data that doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare staff use to treat patients. You could work in a managed care organization, ambulatory care facility, insurance company or even a government agency.
You'll get more than career training at Heald. You'll gain professional polish so you can be an asset your first day on the job. If you're interested in this program, you can pursue the following future educational options:
- Associate Degree in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding.
The above serves as a general overview for this program. For details, please refer to our academic catalog.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.