Medical Coding Specialist – Diploma Program (Online)
Length of Program: 9 Months
The Medical Coding Specialist program prepares students to analyze medical records and assign codes to medical conditions, diagnoses and procedures using complex healthcare coding and classification systems. Accurate coding is necessary for research and statistical data, and to determine reimbursement of health care services. Many Medical Coding Specialists prefer to be self-employed or find positions in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, medical billing companies and medical financial consulting companies.
Medical coders and billers are employed by hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), mental healthcare facilities, insurance companies, consulting firms, health data organizations and information system vendors. Many medical coding specialists prefer to be self-employed.
As an Insurance Coding & Billing Specialist, you play an integral role in your employer’s office. You help make it possible for your employer to collect monetary reimbursements from patient insurance Medical insurance billing/coding, and its related occupations, are among the fastest growing opportunities in the healthcare industry.
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