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Online Medical Billing & Coding

Online Medical Billing & Coding

Train for a new career Online from anywhere you can connect to the Internet

The number of health insurance customers and people using health care services today is greater than ever as the aging population increases and more individuals have access to health insurance programs. As a result, there is a greater need for trained Medical Billers and Coders to organize and manage health care information data.

The Online Medical Billing and Coding program at North-West College teaches the skills you need to become a Medical Biller and begin working with medical records and similar documents. This program gives students greater flexibility than traditional classroom learning, by allowing you to attend classes Online from anywhere you can connect to the Internet.

This accredited program offers the same level of education and training provided in a traditional program with the added convenience and flexibility to study and attend classes online from anywhere via the Internet.

Student Success Stories

"I came to North West College Riverside campus not knowing what I wanted to do in life. I learned to have compassion and understand the patients. I have a job now as a medical assistant and all I could say is I'm very grateful that I attended this college."
Elizabeth V. Ruiz, Medical Assistant
"Thanks to North-West College, I’ve had the opportunity to acquire skills that I needed to be successful! Thanks North-West!"
Gabrielle Maria Romero
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"I developed great self-esteem working with the staff and instructors of North-West College. They helped me so much I was able to move back to my home state and was employed by the first employer I submitted my application with. Thank you so much for the learning experience that I received from your school!"
Diantha Polley, Medical Assistant

Job Growth Outlook:

Employment of health information technicians (which includes Medical Billers and Coders) is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, as the aging population continues to grow and more people have access to health insurance and medical services.

Medical Billers & Coders

Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24

Medical Insurance Billers & Coders
15%
Other health care support occupations
16%
Total, all occupations
7%
Number of Jobs, 2014:
188,600
Employment Change, 2014-24:
29,000
Job Growth Outlook:(Much faster than average)
15%

Online Medical Billing & Coding Overview

Medical Billers and Coders organize and manage health information data and are responsible for documenting patients’ health information, including medical histories, symptoms, examination and test results, treatments, and other information about healthcare services provided to patients. Their duties vary by employer and by the size of the facility in which they work.

Medical Billers and Coders routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:

  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Reviewing patients’ records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data
  • Organizing and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • Tracking patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • Using classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
  • Electronically recording data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • Maintaining confidentiality of patients’ records

Benefits of Online Learning

Distance Education programs like the Online Medical Billing and Coding program offer greater opportunities to students who might otherwise face challenges attending traditional on-ground classes.

 

Here are other benefits you get from Online Learning:

  • Students receive the same quality of instruction offered in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Classes are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, anywhere you can access the Internet, providing the flexibility to attend classes around work and family obligations.
  • Lessons can be paused and resumed at any time allowing students to learn at their own pace.
  • Students can communicate with instructors via chat and email without needing to wait for office hours, and can participate in discussions with classmates via online forums.
  • Students use technology and communications tools employed in the workplace.
  • Online programs reduce travel time and costs commuting to school.

This Online program offers the same level of education and training provided in a traditional classroom program with the added convenience and flexibility to attend classes from anywhere via the Internet.

*North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

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