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Online Medical Billing & Coding

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 Medical Insurance Biller and Coder program at North-West College teaches the skills you need to become a Medical Biller and begin coding and working with medical records and similar documents used in the health care and medical insurance industries.

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

Online Medical Billing & Coding

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.

The Online Medical Billing and Coding program is offered through our campus in West Covina, California (CA).

* North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

Proudly accredited, licensed to operate and/or recognized by the following institutions:

  1. Programs
  2. Online Medical Billing & Coding

Train Online or Attend Classes at a California (CA) Campus Near You!

We also offer Medical Insurance Billing and Coding at our campuses in Anaheim, Bakersfield, Glendale, Long Beach, Pomona, Riverside, San Diego, Van Nuys and West Covina.

The Online Medical Billing & Coding program is available at the following campuses:

Meet a Graduate

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 1-888-408-4211. Classes are starting soon!

Online Medical Billing & Coding Careers & Work Environment

The Online Medical Billing and Coding program at North-West College is a professional health care training course designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and education needed to begin working with medical and insurance records as a medical biller, professional coder or other medical office professional.

Graduates of the program routinely find jobs working in:

Physician’s offices
Medical clinics
Hospitals
Nursing care facilities
And other health care related facilities.

Quick Facts about Medical Billers and Coders*

Employment of Medical Billers and Coders is projected to grow 15 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The increasing adaptation and use of electronic health records (EHRs) will continue to change the job responsibilities of Medical Insurance Billers.
Most Medical Billers work full time. In healthcare facilities that are always open, such as hospitals, they may work evening or overnight shifts.
An aging population will require more medical services, and Medical Insurance Billers and Coders will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data.
Medical Billers typically work in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer monitors. Some may work from home.
*Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm More information, including median wages and the job outlook for Medical Insurance Billers in California can be found in the California Occupational Guide published by the State of California Employment Development Department. For the latest national information, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Online Medical Billing & Coding Course Material

The Online Medical Billing and Coding at North-West College is designed to provide you with a comprehensive working knowledge of all phases of medical insurance, consisting of billing, pre-authorization follow-up techniques, posting insurance payments and more. The program is divided into eight class course modules, including a hands-on clinical externship where you will have the opportunity to get experience applying the skills you learn in the classroom in an actual health care practice setting.

Seminar for Success

Orientation and success building course for Career Review of basic math, language, vocabulary, and writing skills. Introduction to core career classes, availability of community resources, outlining, summarizing, managing credit, and other life skills

Medical Financial Procedures

Medical Terminology, Transcribing, Payroll, Banking, Bank Reconciliation, Bookkeeping, Day Sheets, Accounts Payable – Invoices, Accounts Receivable, Reproductive, Endocrine, Excretory, Special Senses, and Respiratory

Secretarial

Medical Terminology, Correspondence, Memos, Filing and Maintaining Medical Records, Mail Handling, Accounts Receivable, Collections, Processing Patients, Medical and Legal Issues, Medical Ethics, Nervous and Digestive

Insurance I

Medical & Extensive Insurance Terminology, CPT Coding, HCPCS, ICD-9 CM Coding, Processing Insurance Forms: Private Insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Medi/Medi, Electronic Billing, Body Structure, Muscular and Skeletal

Insurance II

Insurance Terminology, CPT Coding, ICD-9 CM Coding, Insurance Billing (CMA- 1500) for Private Insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, SDI, and Worker’s Compensation, Insurance Verification

Communications/Insurance III

Insurance Contracts, Review of Verification of Patient’s Benefits, Insurance Plan Provisions, Facility Billing, Coordination of Benefits, Types of Adjustments, Overview of Dental Terminology and Dental Claims, Medical & Insurance Terminology, Résumés, Employment Applications, & Mock Interviews Rapport with Fellow Team Members, Courtesy & Respect, Professional Conduct, Guidance in Professional Appearance & Building Self-Esteem. Doctor a n d Medical Specialties, CPT Coding, ICD-9 CM Coding, and an overview of Health Claims Examining, Lymphatic, Cardiovascular, & Integumentary

Computers

Introduction to Computers, Word, Medi-Soft, processing Electronic Insurance Claims, Creating Professional Quality Résumés

Career Seminar

Internship Workshop, Career Readiness Workshops, New Student Orientation, and CPR Certification.

Clinical Internship

Internship to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in an actual practice setting.

Online Medical Billing & Coding Course Activities

Medical Billers and Coders organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

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

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at

1-888-408-4211

Classes are starting soon!

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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.

The Online Medical Billing and Coding program is offered through our campus in West Covina, California (CA).

* North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

Proudly accredited, licensed to operate and/or recognized by the following institutions:

  1. Programs
  2. Online Medical Billing & Coding

Train Online or Attend Classes at a California (CA) Campus Near You!

We also offer Medical Insurance Billing and Coding at our campuses in Anaheim, Bakersfield, Glendale, Long Beach, Pomona, Riverside, San Diego, Van Nuys and West Covina.

The Online Medical Billing & Coding program is available at the following campuses:

Meet a Graduate

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 1-888-408-4211. Classes are starting soon!

Online Medical Billing & Coding Careers & Work Environment

The Online Medical Billing and Coding program at North-West College is a professional health care training course designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and education needed to begin working with medical and insurance records as a medical biller, professional coder or other medical office professional.

Graduates of the program routinely find jobs working in:

Physician’s offices
Medical clinics
Hospitals
Nursing care facilities
And other health care related facilities.

Quick Facts about Medical Billers and Coders*

Employment of Medical Billers and Coders is projected to grow 15 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The increasing adaptation and use of electronic health records (EHRs) will continue to change the job responsibilities of Medical Insurance Billers.
Most Medical Billers work full time. In healthcare facilities that are always open, such as hospitals, they may work evening or overnight shifts.
An aging population will require more medical services, and Medical Insurance Billers and Coders will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data.
Medical Billers typically work in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer monitors. Some may work from home.
*Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm More information, including median wages and the job outlook for Medical Insurance Billers in California can be found in the California Occupational Guide published by the State of California Employment Development Department. For the latest national information, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Online Medical Billing & Coding Course Material

The Online Medical Billing and Coding at North-West College is designed to provide you with a comprehensive working knowledge of all phases of medical insurance, consisting of billing, pre-authorization follow-up techniques, posting insurance payments and more. The program is divided into eight class course modules, including a hands-on clinical externship where you will have the opportunity to get experience applying the skills you learn in the classroom in an actual health care practice setting.

Seminar for Success

Orientation and success building course for Career Review of basic math, language, vocabulary, and writing skills. Introduction to core career classes, availability of community resources, outlining, summarizing, managing credit, and other life skills

Medical Financial Procedures

Medical Terminology, Transcribing, Payroll, Banking, Bank Reconciliation, Bookkeeping, Day Sheets, Accounts Payable – Invoices, Accounts Receivable, Reproductive, Endocrine, Excretory, Special Senses, and Respiratory

Secretarial

Medical Terminology, Correspondence, Memos, Filing and Maintaining Medical Records, Mail Handling, Accounts Receivable, Collections, Processing Patients, Medical and Legal Issues, Medical Ethics, Nervous and Digestive

Insurance I

Medical & Extensive Insurance Terminology, CPT Coding, HCPCS, ICD-9 CM Coding, Processing Insurance Forms: Private Insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Medi/Medi, Electronic Billing, Body Structure, Muscular and Skeletal

Insurance II

Insurance Terminology, CPT Coding, ICD-9 CM Coding, Insurance Billing (CMA- 1500) for Private Insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, SDI, and Worker’s Compensation, Insurance Verification

Communications/Insurance III

Insurance Contracts, Review of Verification of Patient’s Benefits, Insurance Plan Provisions, Facility Billing, Coordination of Benefits, Types of Adjustments, Overview of Dental Terminology and Dental Claims, Medical & Insurance Terminology, Résumés, Employment Applications, & Mock Interviews Rapport with Fellow Team Members, Courtesy & Respect, Professional Conduct, Guidance in Professional Appearance & Building Self-Esteem. Doctor a n d Medical Specialties, CPT Coding, ICD-9 CM Coding, and an overview of Health Claims Examining, Lymphatic, Cardiovascular, & Integumentary

Computers

Introduction to Computers, Word, Medi-Soft, processing Electronic Insurance Claims, Creating Professional Quality Résumés

Career Seminar

Internship Workshop, Career Readiness Workshops, New Student Orientation, and CPR Certification.

Clinical Internship

Internship to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in an actual practice setting.

Online Medical Billing & Coding Course Activities

Medical Billers and Coders organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

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

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at

1-888-408-4211

Classes are starting soon!