By DeVry University
February 18 2022
5 min read
February 18 2022
5 min read
On a national level, the healthcare industry is growing1 and there is a wide variety of non-clinical jobs that help keep care facilities running. Among these non-clinical positions, medical billers and coders stand out as some of the most important. Medical billers and coders make sure patient medical records are correct, that the bills they receive for procedures and services are accurate and that they help support clinical workers by taking administrative tasks off their plate. Medical billers and coders help gather health information data that can be used to improve processes within a care facility, making them more effective during the treatment process.
To pursue a career in this field, you first need to know how to become a medical biller and coder. At DeVry, we've had years of experience helping students build their medical billing and coding abilities. In this article, you'll get a sense of what steps you'll need to take to become a medical biller and coder as we explore the following sections:
Each medical billing and coding certification tests your competency across slightly different areas. When considering which certification to pursue, choose the one that is most applicable to your specific career goals.
1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
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