Many people are attracted to a career in the medical billing and insurance coding field because of the flexibility and advancement opportunities, but they are nervous about getting started because they don’t know the process. Professionals in the Medical Billing and Insurance Coding field are not licensed in the way many medical professionals are, but they still have specific knowledge and training that is vital for doing the job well and being successful in the field. Interested in pursuing a career in the medical billing and insurance coding field? Explore UEI College's Medical Billing and Coding Program!
What Do Professionals in the Medical Billing and Insurance Coding Field Do?
Professionals in the Medical Billing and Insurance Coding field are responsible for recording a patient’s diagnosis and treatment and ensuring the medical professionals are paid for their service by either the patient or the insurance company. Each service offered to a patient has a specific code that is used for billing purposes. The person doing this job needs a good knowledge of medical terms and the codes used to represent each diagnosis and treatment, as well as the software used, as any mistakes in the Coding can cause major problems for the patient. This position is an important part of any medical facility to ensure proper payment, which means professionals with this training have plenty of job opportunities available to them.
How Long Does It Take To Earn Your Medical Billing and Insurance Coding Diploma?
You do not need to attend a two-year or four-year college to begin a career in medical billing and insurance coding. You can earn a diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding from UEI in as few as 10 months. We’ll give you hands-on practice with popular billing and Coding software and coding manuals used in the field. At the conclusion of your program, you’ll be placed in an externship, working in an office in your community under the supervision of someone currently working in the field. This real-world experience will add to your resume, giving you extra confidence as you enter the job market.
In less than a year, you can complete the medical billing and insurance Coding program at UEI college, gain real work experience in the medical billing and insurance Coding field, and receive resources and support to find your first entry-level position in the field.
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Consider Enrolling in UEI’s Medical Billing and Insurance Coding Program
Don’t let anything hold you back from beginning your dream career! UEI’s Medical Billing and Insurance Coding program will give you the training you need to begin a new, stable career in as few as 10 months. From the moment you reach out, we are here to support you through your journey. We invite you to tour the most convenient campus and learn about all the programs we offer. We offer ongoing enrollment to allow you to begin classes within a month of enrolling.
You can train for a career in medical billing and insurance coding during the day or evening and complete coursework, and join lectures online from any device. Our courses cover:
- Insurance Billing
- Insurance Coding Principles
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Documentation and Records
- Medical Billing and Collections
- Insurance Practices
- Medical Office Procedures
- Externship in the community
At the conclusion of the program our Career Services team will help review your resume, practice interview skills and find opportunities near you. We want you to be successful in your new career in medical billing and insurance coding.