Medical Billing and Coding

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Program Description

Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today. This billing and coding program offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. This billing and coding program delivers the skills learners need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details the proper assignment of codes and the process of filing claims for reimbursement.

Completing this course will prepare you to sit for the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist exam and the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam.

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Medical Billing and Coding

What You'll Learn

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Current Procedural Terminology that offers doctors and health care professionals a uniform language in coding services and procedures.

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Coding for specialty fields, such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory.

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Disease classifications of the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding.

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Basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements.

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Medical Billing and Coding Career Outlook

Medical billers and coders work in various clinical facilities such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, and outpatient centers. There is also an increasing amount of remote work available in this career.

The median pay for a medical billing and coding specialist in the U.S. is just under $50,000 per year.

The industry projects to have nearly 15,000 jobs created over the next decade. Overall, this career is anticipated to grow by seven percent through the year 2031.

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Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

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