Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program
Find Your Future in Healthcare:
CCI's Online Medical Billing & Coding Certification Program
Start your Healthcare Career as a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
CCI’s proven online program can be completed in as little as 28 weeks and it’s a great place to start your journey in the healthcare field.
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries across the USA. and you can begin your healthcare career without years of going to school.
As a Certified Medical Billing and Coding school, CCI Training Center can provide the quality, flexible training and career services you need.
Whether you are a working adult, a parent looking to go back to school, or looking for your first career, CCI provides options that can accommodate anyone.
Demand for Medical Records and Billing and Coding Technicians is growing much faster than average. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job prospects for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians will expand 8% by 2029. (The average growth rate for all occupations is 4%.)
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Online Medical Billing and Coding Training Opens the Door to a Variety of Positions in Healthcare
Medical billers and coders fulfill integral roles in the healthcare field such as:
- Billing and Coding Technician
- Health Information Specialist
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Electronic Medical Records Specialist
- Health Technologist
While many positions in this field focus on administrative activities, graduates may work in direct contact with patients by obtaining health histories or completing medical billing paperwork.
Some of the top positions available to students with medical billing and coding training include:
Medical Office Administrative Assistants: those that complete coursework may qualify for Medical Office Administrative Assistant positions helping clinical administrators oversee office activities in private practice or other healthcare facilities. Responsibilities may include ensuring patient documentation is complete and accurate, entering orders into an electronic health record, and verifying patient data.
Medical Billing and Coding Technician: this vital medical office personnel role is responsible for entering patient information and/or scheduling patient appointments. They may also be responsible for relaying communications between office personnel, other healthcare providers, and third parties such as health insurance companies.
Medical Billing and Coding Professionals: specialists working in this role are responsible for ensuring all patient information is applied correctly during the medical coding process. They transform healthcare diagnoses and procedures into medical codes, and may need to transcribe physician’s notes, enter billing details, and submit written physicians’ orders into medical software.
Further preparations for industry certifications require additional self-study after the completion of the program.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Online Training and Coursework
Coursework is completed 100% online, giving students the flexibility to incorporate training into their busy lives. They also have opportunities to collaborate with each other, which helps to prepare students for a successful transition from school into the work environment.
Students can stay in regular contact with instructors via phone or in-person campus visits.
Courses include general education for communication in a clinical setting, foundational healthcare training, and subjects specific to success in the Medical Billing and Coding major.
Focus is placed on data organization, medical terminology, billing and coding software, and more:
- Computer Fundamentals
- Allied Health Math
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Coding
- Electronic Medical Record
- Medical Law
- Insurance Billing
CCI Training Center courses are designed to give students the greatest opportunity to advance and succeed upon graduation. Even after graduation, students may return to CCI for continuing education and future job placement.
Where do Medical Billing and Coding Technicians Work?
Medical Billing & Coding Specialists are hired by organizations that provide direct patient-centered health care or that service the healthcare industry.
Acupuncturist Offices: Depending on the insurance provider or patient’s benefits, acupuncture treatment coverage may be available. Those that complete the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program receive the education necessary to complete medical paperwork and submit claims forms in an acupuncturist’s office.
Outpatient Care Centers: Like outpatient surgical centers and laboratories, outpatient care centers can be the most lucrative path for Medical Records and Billing and Coding Technicians. Surgery centers often offer higher pay than hospitals or doctors’ offices.
Hospitals and Nursing Homes: In these environments, medical billers and coders may perform administrative and billing tasks, as well as clerical support for back-office activities. Often, having experience in a hospital environment can lead to positions with higher salaries.
Retail Health Clinics: One of the most exciting positions students may find is in retail healthcare clinics. And, depending on their experience, prospective students may even be able to gain employment before completing the Billing and Coding Specialist Program.
Chiropractors: Medical billing and coding training may also allow students to work in a chiropractic office performing administrative tasks related to billing and helping patients understand their healthcare provider’s instructions.
Ambulance Services: EMS providers and ambulance services also have a need for medical administrative work and billing. Unlike billing for other medical specialties, ambulance billing is based upon point–of–care services rather than diagnoses.
Physician’s Offices: Individuals may perform administrative services in physicians’ offices too. A candidate with blended skills in both medical billing and coding and medical assisting will thrive here – consider pursuing certifications in both areas for the greatest success!
Those with digital healthcare records-keeping training may also find work in:
Need specialists to track patient electronic health records, enter prescription information into the system of record, transcribe staff notes into patient charts, and properly bill insurance or Medicare.
Employ Medical Records and Billing Specialists to accurately bill insurers for completed procedures and send records between offices.
Temporary healthcare staffing agencies may rely on Medical Records Technicians to track patient data, especially those receiving home health services, monitor patient outcomes for quality assurance, and maintain accuracy in all billing matters.
Rely on Billing and Coding Technicians to ensure that patient medical records are thorough and accurate for clarity in administering treatment.
May use the services of Billing and Coding Technicians to process insurance claims. Skilled Health Information Specialists are needed to ensure codes billed match the procedures noted within patient records, track health records, and efficiently review pre-authorization paperwork.
CCI is a Premier Allied Health Center for Career Training
CCI Training Center has created medical billing and coding training programs designed especially for working adults with other responsibilities.
Traditional universities are aimed at young adults and adolescents whose primary responsibility is attending school, but CCI Training Center provides another path to career fulfillment and continued education.
Instructors at CCI Training Center are real-world healthcare professionals including Nurses, Billing and Coding Technicians, and Laboratory Specialists with extensive real-world experience. Many of these instructors have held the certifications and professions students want to pursue upon completing the program.
- Education Assistance: Students have access to resources about available local and federal financial aid. Those that qualify may be able to access grants, loans, and even scholarships to help pay for school.
- Flexibility: CCI’s medical billing and coding classes are 100% online. This allows adult students, working adults, and/or parents to go back to school and maintain other family and work obligations. The year-round course schedule means that students can start the program in any month, not a set spring or fall semester schedule.
- Pre-Employment: CCI Training Center offers resume writing assistance to help students feel confident that their resume properly demonstrates the value they bring to prospective MBC employers. CCI will also help students prep for the job interview process and learn how to master a job interview by developing answers to tough interview questions, discussing strengths, and learning to present themselves in the best possible light to future employers.
- Career Development: CCI encourages students to develop and plan for career advancement, including learning skills in networking, effective communication, time management, how to conduct online job searches, and participate in one-on-one mock interviews.