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Associates Degree in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Overview

Associates Degree in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Overview

medicalMedical billing is one of the fastest growing opportunities in the healthcare industry! Give yourself an advantage as more and more insurance companies, medical offices and clinics look to hire well-schooled and experienced professionals.
You’ll learn the basic concepts and procedures to perform the tasks involved in health insurance as well as insurance claim forms. You’ll also gain knowledge of basic coding definitions and how to apply those codes to medical documentation.
The Medical Insurance Billing/Coding program includes:
-Medical insurance
-Claims processing/collection strategies
-Current procedural coding
-Diagnostic coding

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.
Everest’s distance education degree program offers simulated practice where you manually and electronically prepare insurance claims. You’ll get real world experience by practicing interviewing and documenting skills to obtain the necessary patient information for successfully completing and managing claims.
Some career opportunities include:
Medical insurance biller
Medical receptionist

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