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The Medical Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist Program prepares the student for an entry level position in a Hospital, Medical or Dental office, and medical insurance/billing companies. The Program provides all the training to enable the students to acquire the necessary skills and demonstrate competencies in a variety of medical office procedures and billing and coding techniques.
Instruction combines theory and practice to meet the competencies needed to be a medical biller and coder. Students learn to prepare various health claim forms using medical billing software. In doing so, they acquire a working knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology, as well as comprehension of the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of medical records management. Students learn to accurately interpret medical records, including diagnoses and procedures of health care providers, as well as to document and code the information for submission to insurance companies. Graduates receive CPR and First Aid Certification from American Red Cross and Diploma in Medical Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist.
The primary goal of the Medical Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist Program is to prepare entry level medical billers and coders with the knowledge and skills competencies for the organization and accurate maintenance of patient medical records.
Career Highlights & Opportunity
As a Medical Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist, you will prepare various health claim forms using medical billing software. Your daily tasks might include accurately interpreting medical records, including diagnoses and procedures of health care providers, as well as documenting and coding the information for submission to insurance companies. Graduates of the ICH Medical Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist Program may find employment in private medical and dental clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, private billing companies or public health departments with the following job titles:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Medical Billing and Coding as among the fastest growing occupations over the 2019-2029 decade. Employment is projected to grow 8% – much faster than the average job ranking. As of 2019, Medical and Billing Coders held about 340,000 jobs with career opportunities in the following:
Length of Program: 35 weeks morning/afternoon or 46 weeks evening classes
Total Clock Hours: 920 (Classroom: 720 – Externship: 200)
Graduates will receive a Diploma in Medical Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist
At the end of the program, the student will be able to:
Prerequisites: Must have a high school diploma or GED and pass the entrance exam. If you do not have a high school diploma, we offer the Eligible Career Pathway Programs (ECPP). Students will have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while being concurrently enrolled in an eligible ECPP program.
Please refer to the latest School Catalog for more information.