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Overview

As medical advances continue to help us live longer, healthier lives, the medical community will need an increasing number of qualified employees in all aspects of the healthcare profession. If you’re detail oriented, looking for a position in healthcare, and would prefer working with, medical and insurance records, consider medical billing and coding diploma at Remington College.

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Medical Billing and Coding Diploma Overview

  • Gain valued skills in computer applications, medical terminology, and anatomy/physiology.
  • Study industry-standards and rules in medical coding systems (CPT, HCPCS)
  • Become a medical coder in hospitals, insurance companies, even government agencies

Earn Your Medical Billing and Coding Diploma in as few as Nine Months

Remington College’s Medical Billing and Coding curriculum is fast-paced yet comprehensive. You can complete the program in as few as nine months! Our medical billing training program provides instruction in a broad range of topics, including:

  • Medical billing systems
  • Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
  • HIPAA regulations
  • Medical terminology

 

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Certification

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “most employers prefer to hire credentialed medical record and health information technicians.”(1)

 

Remington College encourages all Medical Billing and Coding diploma program students to take a certification exam. In order to help with this process, we have included the student membership fees, if required by the organizations to take the exam, and the cost of the first exam in our tuition price.

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Below are descriptions of the options available to our Medical Billing and Coding students. If a student decides to pursue more than one certification, or requires a retest, then the student will be responsible for the payment and registration for each additional certification and exam fee.

Medical Coding Certifications(2)

Certified Professional Coder

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification is offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The AAPC is the nation’s largest credentialing organization for the business side of medicine- coding and auditing.

Obtaining a CPC proves proficiency in:

  • Coding procedures, services, and diagnoses in a physician-based setting
  • Medical coding rules and regulations of reimbursement and compliance
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology

Exam cost: $300

Certified Coding Associate

The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification is available from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The AHIMA was founded in 1928 to improve health record quality and administers certifications that are nationally accepted.

 

Obtaining a CCA certificate demonstrates coding competency in both hospitals and physician-based settings. The CCA is an entry-level coding credential designed to help new coders exhibit efficiency in areas such as:

 

  • Health records and data content
  • Clinical classification systems and coding guidelines
  • Privacy, confidentiality, legal, and ethical issues

Exam cost: $299

 

(1)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
(2)Coding certification varies by campus. Please contact your local campus to learn which coding certification is offered.

 

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Job Outlook

If you are a detail-oriented person looking for a career in the medical profession that doesn’t require direct patient care, consider medical billing and coding training.(1)

 

Medical billers and coders, also known as medical records and health information technicians, process health information to facilitate billing for medical services.

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What is the outlook for Medical Coding Careers?

In the medical records and health information field, employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow faster than average, predicts the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with job growth of 15 percent in the 2014-2024 decade.(2)

Where can Medical Billers and Coders work?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those employed in medical records often work in pleasant and comfortable offices. This is one of the few health-related occupations in which there is no direct patient care.(2)

 

Despite working in an office setting, it is possible for medical billers and coders to put in overtime. Shifts in the day, evening, and night may be available in health facilities that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and overtime may be required.(2)

 

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm. BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

 

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Potential Career Destinations(1)

INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE PRACTICE

PHYSICIAN GROUPS

HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

INSURANCE COMPANIES

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

CURRICULUM

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES

  • Career Development Fundamentals
  • Career Development Principles
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Mechanical Structures
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Visceral Structures
  • Introduction to Medical Coding
  • Medical Records Management
  • Computerized Insurance and Billing
  • CPT Coding for Medical Office Applications
  • CPT Coding for Hospital Applications
  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Coding/ICD-10 Codes
  • Externship

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  • I liked my instructors because you could see the experience they had, and you could see the passion that they had for us to succeed in the career that we picked...it was important for them, and made them feel like they were doing something.

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