Medical Billing and Coding
The Medical Billing and Coding Program at Peloton College provides students vital knowledge in Medical Terminology and Understanding Health Insurance Claims and prepares students to be able to work with and maintain electronic health record systems in the health care industry.
Graduates of this Medical Billing and Coding training program will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) Certification or the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) Certification.
In an effort to improve the management and accuracy of health records and patient data, the medical industry continues to transition from paper records to electronic records.
As the aging population grows and the need for health care rises, the demand for technicians to organize and manage health records as well as process claims is expected to increase.
The Medical Billing and Coding Program training program can be completed in as little as 9 months or 36 weeks. Day and evening shifts are available.
Medical Billing and Coding Program Courses
The following courses represent some of the program curriculum for the Medical Billing and Coding training program offered at Peloton College.
Electronic Health Records Theory
Principles of Health Insurance
Understanding Health Insurance Claims
Electronic Health Records Simulations and Case Studies
Medical Terminology Courses
Anatomy and Physiology for Electronic Health Records
What Do They Do?
Medical Records Technicians complete medical billing and coding tasks such as compile health information data, medical history, and document symptoms, examination results, treatment methods and diagnosis prescribed by the health care provider. They organize the information and verify its accuracy prior to entering the data into a computer.
They use Billing and Coding classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. Technicians then report the information for purposes of reimbursement, risk management, quality assessment and research.
“Peloton College gave me the confidence I needed to become a medical assistant in less than a year! The students and staff welcomed me with open arms at a time in my life when things were pretty crazy. Peloton is for everyone… not matter where you came from or what you’ve been through. They truly value your success!”
– Jayla Mapps, 2018 Valedictorian
Medical Billing and Coding Careers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), opportunities in the Health Information Management sector are excellent. Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow by 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.1
Graduates of the Medical Billing and Coding training program will possess the knowledge and skills for possible careers as:
- Medical Records Technician
- Health Information Technologist
- Medical Office Manager
- Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
- File Clerk
- Medical Records Coordinator, Analyst or Director
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited January 11, 2021).
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