Get the Skills to Be a Medical Office Professional

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Get into a profession that makes a difference in people’s lives with Laurus College’s Medical Billing & Coding degree program

Online Medical Billing & Coding Training in 2 Years*

Interested in a career in the medical field? Are you the type of person who enjoys helping others?

A career in Medical Billing and Coding may be just the right fit for you. In this career-focused program, students learn the skills to market themselves to future employers in the fast-paced fields of medical insurance billing, medical coding, and various medical front office responsibilities.

All the Things You’ll Learn

The standards for accuracy in health insurance claims processing are becoming more exacting at the same time that health insurance plan options are rapidly expanding. These changes, coupled with modifications in regulations affecting the health insurance industry, are a constant challenge to medical office personnel.

Among the topics covered in the Medical Billing and Coding Occupational Associate Degree program are:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Insurance
  • Diagnosis Coding
  • Electronic Medical Billing
  • Medical Billing Processes
  • Medical Front Office
  • Health Care Facility
  • Medical Management Supervision
  • Human Resource Issues

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Here’s How You’ll Grow with Us

Upon completion of the Medical Billing and Coding Occupational Associate degree, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of medical terminology and the importance of spelling
  • Identify both CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code and ICD-10 (Diagnostic Coding) guidelines, and how to look up codes
  • Show proficiency in filling out various forms with regard to billing such as CMS-1500 claim form, appeals letters, and denial letters
  • Read EOB’s, aging reports, and financial policies within the medical office
  • Identify different types of insurance plans, and insurance terminology
  • Understand HIPAA guidelines including HIPAA privacy and HIPAA security rule
  • Demonstrate the importance of time management skills, communication, scheduling, and teamwork

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Where You Could Be in a Couple Short Years

Grads with Medical Billing & Coding training may find employment in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including

  • Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
  • Medical Receptionist & Information Clerk
  • Insurance Policy Processing Clerk
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Patient Services Coordinator
  • and more!

List of Potential Careers

With so many professional opportunities available to people with the right qualifications, Laurus can prepare you for a career that will take you to that next level in life.

The best way to see if Laurus College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities by coming in to any of our campus locations, or we’re happy to set up a virtual tour with you. Book a Tour Now or Get more info.

You already have a life. We appreciate that!

If you’re juggling work and a family, you’re busy. Our unique learning model gives you greater freedom and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.

That means you’re in control of your learning experience. All you have to do is take that first important step, because there’s a lot of demand for skilled medical billing and coding professionals. Training with Laurus for a career in medical billing and coding, with all our dedicated support from Day 1 till the day you land that dream job, is a great move.

Develop the ability to process health insurance claims by learning the many aspects of medical insurance, including plan options, carrier requirements, various regulations, extraction of relevant information from source documents, accurate claim form completion, and diagnosis and procedure coding.

If you’re ready to move up in life and create a brighter future with a fulfilling medical office career, now is the right time to be discovering Laurus College.

Through programs led by industry professionals, Laurus has helped motivated people get the skills, experience, and ongoing support to pursue successful careers.

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The Laurus Advantage

Practical, Career-Focused Training that prepares you for an in-demand career.

Supportive Learning Environment where instructors care about your success.

Flexible Scheduling Options that include both day and evening classes.

Laptop Included – Students attending classes in an Occupational Associate or Bachelor’s Degree program are given the opportunity to receive a laptop computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.

Job Search Assistance through our Career Services Department, including resume & portfolio creation, interview preparation and live workshops.

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Is a Rewarding Career as Medical Office Professional Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’d like to know more about the careers available to grads of our Medical Billing & Coding program and explore whether Laurus is right for you, fill out the formon this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 805-267-1690

* Program length when completed in normal time.