Medical Billing and Coding

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Medical Billing and Coding

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

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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.

Laurus College offers a 24-month* Occupational Associate Degree program in Medical Billing & Coding. Our program is designed to provide the practical training, technical skills and industry support it takes to excel in the Medical Billing & Coding world.

*Program length when completed in normal time

Medical Billing & Coding Courses

In our well-rounded Occupational Associate Degree program, you'll take part in a career-oriented education that focuses on learning how to accurately compile, process and maintain medical records and patient information.

Where You Could Be After Completing This Program

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!

Career Opportunities

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. The Medical Billing and Coding (O.A.) program offered at Laurus College can help prepare graduates for a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to the list of careers that may be listed under the following SOC codes (for more information on a particular SOC code, visit www.onetonline.org).

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.

Meet the Medical Billing & Coding Faculty

Amy Hawkins

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Charla Gonzales-Sanchez

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Erica Gray

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Norma Walker

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Rebecca Sandoval

Director

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Sheryl Munoz

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Is a Rewarding Career as a Medical Biller Right for You?

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Here's How You'll Grow with Us

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..

As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • 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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Is a Career in Medical Billing & Coding Right for You? Find Out!

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This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you'll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

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Learning Goals

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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Program Information

Program Length

The Medical Billing and Coding (O.A.) program is 100 quarter credits and can be completed in two (2) years if the student attends all terms consecutively.

Instructional Methods

The Medical Billing and Coding (O.A.) program is practical application and involves intense online interactive learning. All classes are lecture based with learning activities and practical application laboratory for students to enhance their skills and abilities. Interactive virtual classrooms are part of the instructional process at Laurus College. Instruction may be supplemented with guest speakers in class.

Communication and Critical Thinking Skills

Students in the Medical Billing and Coding (O.A.) program complete challenging projects and assignments by using creative problem solving skills. Students communicate ideas through written and oral presentations in various courses throughout the program.

Completion Requirements

Students wishing to obtain the Medical Billing and Coding (O.A.) from Laurus College need to meet all program completion requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of 100 quarter credits, and be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for the Medical Billing and Coding (O.A.).

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