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Medical Billing and Coding

 Medical Billing and Coding Degree

Occupational Associate Degree

About Medical Billing and Coding

This career-focused program gives students the skills to market themselves to future employers in the fast-paced fields of medical insurance billing, medical coding, and medical front office.

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Program Highlights:

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 courses taught in the Medical Billing and Coding 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

The Medical Billing and Coding program is available Online and at all Laurus College campus locations:

Atascadero Campus
Oxnard Campus
San Luis Obispo Campus
Santa Maria Campus

Those responsible for processing health insurance claims require instruction in all aspects of medical insurance, including plan options, carrier requirements, various regulations, extracting relevant information from source documents, accurate claim form completion, and diagnosis and procedure coding. Upon completion of the Medical Billing and Coding program, students may compete for entry-level work in a variety of medical front office-related fields.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Step One

Apply Online.
Start the Application Process by Completing the Online Application Form

Step Two

Set up an Appointment.
Meet with an Admissions Representative (Campus and Online appointments available)

Step 3

Enroll for the Next Term.
New Classes start on February 6th!

Take the 1st step and complete the online application today by clicking here!

Career Summary:

Medical Billing and Coding professionals compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. They also process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system.

Potential Careers:

Account Administrator
Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Underwriter
Admissions Coordinator
Admitting Clerk
Admitting Registrar
Agency Service Representative
Appointment Scheduler
Assistant Clinic Manager
Associate Financial Representative
Biller
Billing Clerk
Billing Coordinator
Billing Specialist
Call Center Representative
Claims Clerk
Claims Customer Service Representative (Claims CSR)
Claims Processing Specialist
Claims Processor
Claims Representative
Claims Service Representative
Claims Technician
Clerk Specialist
Clinic Business Office Manager
Coder
Community Liaison
Corporate and Donor Relations Coordinator
Customer Service Technician
Dental Receptionist
Field Secretary
Front Desk Receptionist
Front Office Assistant
Front Office Care Team Representative
Front Office Coordinator
Front Office Specialist
Greeter
Health Information Clerk
Health Information Specialist
Health Information Technician
Health Services Associate
Health Unit Coordinator
Help Desk Support Analyst
Help Desk Support Technician
Hospital Administrative Assistant
Hospital Monitor
Hospital Operations Assistant
Insurance Analyst
Insurance Verification Specialist
Lobby Concierge
Medical Assistant
Medical Billing Specialist
Medical Content Development Specialist
Medical Front Office Coordinator
Medical Insurance Coordinator
Medical Office Site Leader
Medical Office Specialist
Medical Receptionist
Medical Records Analyst
Medical Records Clerk
Medical Records Coder
Medical Records Coordinator
Medical Records Director
Medical Records Field Technician
Medical Records Technician
Medical Sales Associate
Medical Secretary
Medical Services Assistant
Member Service Representative
Office Adminsitrator
Office Assistant
Office Manager
Operator / Scheduler
Patient Access Liaison
Patient Access Navigator
Patient Accounts Collector
Patient Accounts Representative
Patient Coordinator
Patient Services Representative
PBX Operator
Personal Service Coordinator
Physician Office Specialist
Premium Representative
Processing Clerk
Quality Resource Management Clerk
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Release of Information Specialist
Scheduling Coordinator
Senior Receptionist
Strategic Planning Assistant
Surgery Scheduler
Treatment Coordinator
Unit Assistant
Unit Secretary
Unit Support Representative
Ward Clerk

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 25-1194.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 29-2071.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-3021.02

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Bill and Account Collectors
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-3011.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Receptionists and Information Clerks
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-4171.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Medical Secretaries
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-6013.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Insurance Claims Clerks
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-9041.01

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Insurance Policy Processing Clerks
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-9041.02

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