Medical Billing and Coding Program
IDTC Career Center, 15-week Medical Biller and Coder program consists of multiple courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant to the medical field - including managing office operations, understanding medical health terminology and procedures, scheduling appointments, and updating patient records.
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What is a Medical Biller and Coder ?
Medical billers and medical coders are the healthcare professionals in charge of processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information. Medical insurance billers and coders are tasked with coding a patient's diagnosis along with a request for payments from the patient's insurance company. Both medical billing and medical coding professions are involved in the medical reimbursement cycle, which ensures that healthcare providers are accurately and efficiently paid for the services they perform.
Medical billers and coders play a vital role in the connection between health care providers, patients and insurance companies. As a medical biller and coder, they will need to read patients charts to determine medical history, including codes in order to transcribe patient history into a type of "shorthand" that will be used by both health care providers and insurance companies.
Medical biller and coders tend to work regular business hours, with some evening and weekend hours. If you work in a hospital or other facility that is open 24 hours a day, you might have a night shift option, but mostly medical biller and coders will work during the day with a regular predictable schedule.
Taking your Medical Billing and Coding career to the next level:
After perfecting your coding skills most medical biller and coders take different paths throughout their career.
They may work as consultants, or become promoted to a compliance auditor, manager, reviewer, hospital coding manager, medical and health service manager, health information manger , or clinical manager.