What is medical billing and coding?
Medical billing and coding is an integral part of the health care field. Medical billers and coders submit claims to insurance companies. The process begins when a patient enters a medical facility.
Why should I choose Altierus?
Taking the Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program at Altierus allows you to get the training you need, in a flexible program built for you. The program features 3 days per week of hands-on campus based training and flexible online learning. The MBC program can be completed in 8 months. Programs may vary by campus.
What can I learn in the Altierus Medical Billing and Coding program?
We think you'll learn a great deal once you are enrolled and actively engaged with your instructor and other classmates. A benefit of attending Altierus is that you get to study under instructors who bring real-world knowledge to the classroom each day. Classroom instruction for medical billing and coding consists of basic coding definitions and how to apply those codes to medical documentation.
Is financial assistance available?
Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Learn more about our financial aid options by contacting an Altierus Student Finance Planner today.
When I finish the Medical Billing and Coding program, what qualifications could I possess?
Your training offers practice time on simulations where you can manually and electronically prepare insurance claims. The curriculum is aligned with industry-standard AAPC-CPC certification, and tuition includes the certification exam fees.
Is certification necessary to practice the profession?
While certification may not be necessary to practice the profession, gaining a medical billing and coding certification recognizes an individual as having the skills and knowledge to perform his or her profession at an optimal level.
Can Altierus help me find employment?
While employment is never guaranteed, Altierus can work with you to develop a winning resume and cover letter. It's also important for you to know how to handle yourself in an interview. Our career search engine can help you lay the groundwork for job-search activities and eventual interviews.
What is the employment outlook for medical billers and coders?
Medical billing specialists, due to continued advances in medicine and technology, are looking at relatively steady demand for their skills and services. According to information gathered by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*, career opportunities for health information technicians, the BLS category that includes Medical Billers and Coders, may increase by 15% through 2024.