Medical billing and coding specialists are crucial to the success of the health care industry in health information management. You can enter that world as a medical billing and coding specialist.
As a medical billing and coding specialist, you will review and process medical claims to make sure insurance companies properly reimburse doctors and hospitals. You will maintain detailed health care records using a formal coding system.
To do the job correctly, you will need to understand terminology for filing and appealing claims.
This program will prepare you for all those responsibilities by improving your computer and typing skills, your attention to detail and your organizational skills. It will also get you ready to find work in multiple areas, including hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, nursing homes and medical labs.
This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.
Looking to earn more? A career as medical billing and coding specialist can start you on the path to a great career in health care or business.