Physician-Based Billing & Coding
Start a New Career as a Physician-Based Billing & Coding Specialist
Physician-Based Billing and Coding is a certificte program designed for those students who want to develop the skills and knowledge to help physicians bill insurance companies.
The student will learn:
- To assign billing codes to descriptions of diseases, injuries, conditions, and procedures
- Medical terminology
- Word processing
- Spreadsheet applications
- Computerized patient accounting software
- To use ICD-9-CM and CPT guidelines to complete the HCFA 1500 from patient data abstracted from the encounter form and medical record.
Medical insurance billing is a stable and lucrative field within the medical industry. The business office of every healthcare provider must submit proper documentation to a number of insurance companies for reimbursement for services.
Opportunities for employment for insurance billers include physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies and medical supply companies. The demand is driven by the growing need for healthcare services of an aging population as well as the continuous need for individuals who are able to handle the complexities of paper and electronic information.