Medical Billing and Medical Coding. Sounds like two different professions, right? Well yes and no!
A Medical Coding specialist takes physicians’ medical diagnoses and transcribes them into a standard format using codes recognized throughout the industry; a Medical Billing specialist will then use those codes, attach the correct billing amounts, and then process them in the billing cycle.
So while they are different fields, they are co-dependent, which is why we teach them together at Carrington College California. By combining the two areas in to one Medical Billing & Coding (MBC) program, we do what we can to help our graduates have knowledge of the entire process.
Graduates of our MBC program are awarded either a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate of Science degree in Medical Billing & Coding. The program is a good choice for those who would like to work in the medical field, but don’t want to be directly involved with patient care.
Students can learn a variety of skills to help them succeed in a career as a Medical Billing & Coding specialist, including how to prepare healthcare claims forms using medical billing software. They are also provided with a working knowledge of human anatomy, medical terminology, and the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of medical records management.
Medical Billing & Coding is an interesting field to work in. As technological innovations continue to advance the healthcare industry, Medical Billing & Coding specialists are called on to implement and establish more efficient billing and coding systems, and deal with the ongoing need to transfer data from paper records to digital files.
The Carrington College California Medical Billing & Coding program is available at the following campus locations – Antioch, Citrus Heights, Pomona, Sacramento, San Jose, and San Leandro. Find out more by talking to a Carrington College California Enrollment Services Representative at 1.855.288.2195.
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