How to Become a Medical Biller and Coder
Learn some steps you could take to become a medical biller and coder. Explore different paths to help you enter this difference-making healthcare career.Read Post
Credentials such as CCA, RHIT, CCS and CCS-P need to be rectified every two years by completing continuing education units through activities such as attending AHIMA meetings, taking formal educational programs, attending teleseminars, delivering presentations, publishing academic work and conducting an independent study.
It can be easier than you may think. While medical coding may sound complicated at first, with the right skillset, education and certifications you can pursue various roles across this dynamic field. At DeVry, you can earn a Medical Billing and Coding Undergraduate Certificate in just 10 courses. Better yet, our Career Services team is here to help you pursue medical coding jobs with one-on-one resume support, interview tips and job leads.
At DeVry, you can earn your undergraduate certificate in Medical Billing and Coding in as little as one year when you're enrolled full-time and taking courses year-round without a break. You can obtain your certificate even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
You can choose from two programs – our Medical Billing and Coding certificate program consists of 10 courses, totaling 34 credit hours and our Medical Billing and Coding – Health Information Coding certificate program consists of 13 courses, totaling 42 credit hours.
Medical coders work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, physician's offices, surgery centers, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies and mental health facilities. While many coders work on-site, some employers may also support remote working options.
Earning a certification – such as the CCA or CCS – can help you to pursue a career in medical coding and billing, a fast-growing field according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 In fact, some medical coding jobs require employees to be certified prior to being hired. Being certified is yet another way that you can demonstrate to employers that you are proficient in medical coding and all that it entails. If you are interested in taking an industry certification exam, consider starting by earning an undergraduate certificate in Medical Billing and Coding that includes exam preparation courses.