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        Medical Billing & Coding Programs

        Find out which of our schools offer training programs in medical billing and coding.

        To learn more about institutional and/or programmatic accreditation please select the school you are interested in from the locations below.

        Atlanta, Georgia
        Sanford-Brown College Atlanta
        Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
        Dallas, Texas
        Sanford-Brown College Dallas
        Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
        Garden City, New York
        Sanford-Brown Institute Garden City
        Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
        Houston, Texas
        Sanford-Brown College Houston
        Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
        Iselin, New Jersey
        Sanford-Brown Institute Iselin
        Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
        San Antonio, Texas
        Sanford-Brown College San Antonio
        Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
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        Medical Billing and Coding Program Profile

        • Program Focus
        • Student Life
        • Field of Interest

        Program Focus

        Every medical test or procedure has a code assigned to it, based on a physician’s diagnosis. All of these codes must be properly input into patient records for the use of physicians, public health researchers, and insurance companies. Our medical billing and coding programs aim to produce graduates with relevant theoretical knowledge, coding skills, and personal professionalism.

        Course topics include:

        • Medical terminology and procedures
        • Billing practices and systems
        • Data abstraction
        • Healthcare software programs

        Student Life

        Students in our medical billing and coding programs can benefit from the real-world perspective of our instructors, many of whom have experience in the fields they teach. Our curriculum also places emphasis on career-focused learning experiences that model the workplace.

        All schools have a Career Services department dedicated to helping students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.

        Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.

        Field of Interest

        Medical Billing & Coding
        Health records are increasingly becoming electronic. As this transition continues, medical billing and coding expertise will be needed to transcribe old paper-based records and keep current electronic records updated. The information in electronic health records needs to be precisely recorded for the use of physicians, public health researchers, and insurance companies.

        • Key Traits: Strong speaking and writing skills, attention to detail, willingness to continually learn
        • Education Required: Certificate/diploma or Associate’s degree
        • Where Medical Billing and Coding Is Needed: Hospitals, private practices, outpatient treatment centers, home healthcare services, and more.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        35,100 new jobs, or 20% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        To learn more about what accreditation is, why it is important and details about certification and disclosure information for this and other programs, please click here.

        For licensure and/or registration requirements as controlled by the individual states where this program is offered, please click here.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos103.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

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