What is Medical Billing and Coding?

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The healthcare industry uses specific codes for the communication of specific information about patients. A medical billing and coding specialist knows these codes and uses them for billing purposes. American Institute provides students the best hands-on experience to prepare them for success in their career. These professionals are responsible for turning medical records into billing information. Their coding skills help the computer software work out who gets paid and how much they receive. The intersection of billing and coding creates the claims that are essential to the healthcare industry.

What is a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist?

Specialists understand how the ICD and CPT system works together to enable funding the entire industry. It requires specialized training like that offered at American Institute. And when you combine this training with medical assistant training, you have a useful knowledge base for several careers in the healthcare industry. The specialist has a unique understanding of how the industry uses codes for medical billing. They have the skills needs to see the differences between diagnostic codes and treatment codes. These skills are also useful for medical assistants and a certain to stand out on their resumes.

What Does a Medical Billing and Coding Certification Do?

American Institute’s program teaches students the main medical diagnostic codes found in the International Statistical Classification (ICD) publication. Students learn about and how to use the Current Procedural Terminology procedure coding (CPT) system. Certified specialists understand the complex enterprise management systems the healthcare industry uses. American Institute’s certification trains students for medical terminology and computerized medical billing and health insurance applications.

Career Outlook

Employment for medical billing and coding specialists are projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030. Start a new career with American Institute’s Medical Billing and Coding Program. If you are interested in learning more contact us for more information or call 1.888.3897.5260 today.  
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