Medical Biller/Coder/Office Specialist Program at Lamson
Certified Professional Coder-A (by AAPC)
Why train to be a Medical Coder/Biller/Office Specialist?
Now is a great time to consider beginning a career as a Medical Biller, Coder, or Office Specialist! The Healthcare industry is booming and as the American healthcare system modernizes, there is an increased focus on health data and the digitization of medical records. As a result, there is an increased demand for skilled billing and coding specialists. If you are organized, detail-oriented, and interested in a career in the medical field, then a career as a Medical Biller, Coder, or Office Specialist may be the right choice for you!
What does a Medical Coder/Biller/Office Specialist do?
Medical Billers, Coders, and Office Specialists are the healthcare professionals responsible for many important tasks in the medical office. Medical Coders and Billers work hand in hand to translate healthcare services rendered into requests for payment from insurance companies. First, a Medical Coder codes individual patient services and diagnoses, then a Medical Biller uses those codes to request payment from the patient’s insurance company. Together, these two positions perform a vital administrative task of healthcare, freeing doctors and other medical staff to provide care to patients.
Where can Medical Coders/Billers/Office Specialists work?
Medical Billers, Coders, and Office Specialists may work in a variety of medical environments including private medical practices, medical billing companies, hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies. Administrative medical office positions such as these are found in every part of the country; some individuals may find they are able to work from their own home.
What is the job outlook for Medical Coders/Billers/Office Specialists?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2015, “The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies.” Medical Billers, Coders, and Office Specialists are the individuals responsible for these important administrative tasks. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects the medical billing and coding field will grow 15% by 2024, creating nearly 30,000 new jobs in the next seven years.
Why train to be a Medical Coder/Biller/Office Specialist at Lamson Institute?
Lamson’s Medical Biller/Coder/Office Assistant program trains students in the skills they need to enter into a variety of entry-level positions in this rewarding healthcare field. Lamson students learn comprehensive medical coding and billing procedures, current medical software and trends in the insurance industry. Students learn medical terminology, medical billing software, and how to prepare and file insurance claims and analyze benefits. Lamson’s program provides hands-on training to prepare graduates with the training that is needed to enter into entry-level medical careers a Medical Biller, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Insurance Specialist, Medical Coder, Medical Records Clerk, Hospital Admitting Clerk, and/or a Medical Administrative Assistant.
Lamson graduates will be prepared to earn the Certified Professional Coder-A (CPC-A) certification from the AAPC certifying agency.
If you’re ready to start your career in the medical field, then Lamson’s Medical Biller/Coder/Office Specialist program may be the right choice for you!
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