Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

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Medical Billing and Coding Specialists are responsible for managing health records and focus on the business, administrative, and office side of the medical profession.

Medical Billing and Coding Specialists (MBCS) play a crucial role in the healthcare system. They are responsible for the quality, accuracy, accessibility and security of patient medical records. Using various classification systems, including ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS, they code and categorize patient information for billing, insurance reimbursement, and to maintain patient medical histories. Medical Billing and Coding Specialists focus on the administrative side of the healthcare system.

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist duties may include:

  • Assigning diagnosis codes for patient billing using ICD-10 & CPT/HCPCS coding procedures
  • Submitting medical insurance claims following billing & coding procedures for successful claims management for Medicare/Medicaid and private insurance
  • Entering patient charges, payments and adjustments into the billing system
  • Managing and processing electronic health records (EHR)
  • Following HIPAA compliance to ensure the security of patients' health information and the appropriate use of protected health information
  • Scheduling appointments, answering telephones and greeting patients

DCI Medical Billing and Coding Icon Most Medical Billing and Coding Specialists work in physicians’ offices, health care centers or clinics. There are also job opportunities in hospitals, insurance companies, chiropractors’ offices, physical therapists’ offices, outpatient clinics, laboratories, radiology centers, long-term care facilities, and third party billing companies.

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Dawn Career Institute has provided GUAVA Care, Senior Home and Healthcare Services, Inc. with top candidates that excel in the tasks presented to them. GUAVA turns to Dawn Career Institute.

~Dr. Schreiber

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Dawn Career Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. Included in DCI's MBCS program is HIPAA and Compliance Certification. In addition, All DCI programs have valuable professional development skills built into the curriculum, including goal setting, resume writing, job search methods, successful interviewing techniques, customer relations, stress management, and how to present a professional image.

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Program Details

Program length: 30 weeks

Program offered: Daytime Blended* and Evening Blended*
*Blended programs combine a supportive, hands-on, campus-based education environment with the independence and flexibility of online learning.

Clock Hours: 900 (720 Contact Hours in the classroom/lab + 180 hours outside work)

Graduates earn a Diploma

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