By DeVry University
September 25, 2020
4 min read
September 25, 2020
4 min read
Interested in medical billing and coding, but not quite sure what to expect? Explore this infographic to learn the basics. Whether you choose to pursue a medical billing career or a medical coding career, you can get to know the job tasks and business processes that make up this popular field – along with the education requirements needed to get started.
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Reconciling unpaid claims
Auditing records and payments for regulatory compliance and accuracy
Reviewing patient benefits and eligibility for treatment coverage
Preparing authorizations and procedure referrals
Transmitting claims using billing software
Recording sensitive patient and payment data
All of this can only happen after the medical coder has taken the following information and translated it into universal code:
The diagnosis given to the patient
The list of treatments, supplies and services the patient received
The medical reasons for whatever treatments and supplies the patient received
Any medical conditions or other circumstances that impacted the treatment and services
Medical billers and coders might work for a small physician's office, a larger healthcare practice, a clinic, a home healthcare provider, a hospital or any other provider of healthcare services that would be paid by medical insurance.
Medical coders and billers must also have a strong aptitude for detail. When working with sensitive patient records it’s important that they maintain a strict protocol to ensure that the process is performed in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Medical Billing & Coding
Medical Billing & Coding – Health Information Coding
Our Medical Billing and Coding certificate is a 10-course program that helps you prepare for entry level positions and includes CCA exam prep. You can prepare for positions such as Coder, Health Information Clerk and Medical Records Technician.
Our Medical Billing & Coding – Health Information Coding certificate consists of 13 courses. In this program, you can prepare for more advanced entry-level positions, as well as the CCS exam. You can also prepare for positions such as Certified Coding Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist and Claims Coding Specialist.
Both programs are stackable3 and can be applied toward a future Associate degree in Health Information Technology, which can then be leveraged for a Bachelor’s in Business with a Health Information Management Specialization – potentially saving you time and money.
Are you ready to get on the path towards a future in medical billing and coding?
1The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, on a national level, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. Local growth will vary by location.
2The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8% growth, at the national level, for the 2019-2029 period. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm3For the MBC certificate program, all but one course stacks into our Associate Degree in Health Information technology. For the AHIT program, all but one course stacks into our Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree with a specialization in Health Information Management. Program availability varies by location.
3For the MBC certificate program, all but one course stacks into our Associate Degree in Health Information technology. For the AHIT program, all but one course stacks into our Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree with a specialization in Health Information Management. Program availability varies by location.
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