Medical Billing and Coding is another in a series of careers in the vastly growing medical healthcare field. Being an administration and organizational job, it varies greatly from other healthcare careers. Medical Billers and Coders work with more than just patients; they work closely with other hospital administration representatives and large insurance companies. The job of a Medical Biller and Coder is to acquire information from patients, like personal history – involving (but not limited to) detailed and specific procedure history, examination results, family health history, and previous findings and diagnoses across many years. Once all the information is collected, their job really begins. This information is translated into a numerical code or language, not unlike that of a courtroom stenographer. When all of this coding is finished, it is passed on to the insurance company for them to look over. Depending on the accuracy of the Medical Biller and Coder, the patient could receive accurate or unreliable insurance help.
Medical Billing and Coding employees work in a number of wide ranging locations, including home healthcare sites, assisted living homes, hospitals, and nursing homes. The government can also employ Medical Biller and Coders through federal or state-owned insurance companies. Unlike Phlebotomists and State-Tested Nursing Assistants, Medical Billing and Coders have very little to no physical contact with patients or clients.
If you are in the Northeast or Central Ohio areas, Larock Healthcare Academy is offering Medical Billing and Coding classes. The classes will teach you CPT coding, ICD-9/10-CM Coding, HCPCS Level II coding, and CCI edits, all of which are important languages in coding patient accounts. All classes taught at the academy are approved by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), including Medical Billing and Coding, at the end of which you will be qualified to take the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification examination. Visit Larock Healthcare Academy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/larockacademy or on their web page www.LarockAcademy.com and enroll today!