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Medical billing and its related occupations are expected to grow much faster than average in the health care industry.* Give yourself an advantage as more and more insurance companies, medical offices and clinics look to hire well-schooled and experienced professionals.
You can learn the basic concepts and procedures to perform the tasks involved in health insurance as well as insurance claim forms. You can also gain knowledge of basic coding definitions and how to apply those codes to medical documentation.
Hands-on education includes:
This program offers simulated practice where you manually and electronically prepare insurance claims. You may practice interviewing and documenting skills to obtain the necessary patient information for successfully completing and managing claims.
To succeed in this field, you may need to possess a combination of skills. A thorough knowledge of medical terminology, preparing and processing of insurance claims, set up and maintenance of patient records, and proper code selection and application are all essential tools for this profession. Strong computer and keyboarding skills are also vital to the effectiveness of these jobs.
Some career opportunities include:
*O*NET Online, Medical Secretaries - http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00. Accessed June 20, 2011.
* Schedules subject to change. Program versions may vary by campus. Please contact the campus for current programs and schedules.
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The completion rate data presented here is calculated using the following assumptions:
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