Medical Record Coder

Health Careers

About the Career

Medical coding requires an eye for detail, an understanding of insurance terminology, and exceptional organizational skills. Today, heath care facilities could not survive without someone who efficiently handles their day-to-day medical coding and billing procedures. With the recent expansion of medical insurance opportunities, health care providers increasingly need employees who understand the complexities of insurance coding. That’s where the medical record coder steps in. On a typical day, coders may complete insurance claim forms to bill insurance companies, making sure to adhere to each insurance company’s policies and procedutes. Additional tasks include tracking and follow-up of claims, explaining insurance benefits to patients, office bookkeeping, and other administrative duties. Employment can be found in any type of medical practice, from dentistry to chiropractic. Medical billing can be a great part-time or full-time home based business.


Academic Programs

Medical Record Coder

The medical record coder is a health information specialist trained to assign diagnostic and procedural codes, applying classification systems for optimal reimbursement in a variety of health care settings.

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Training Programs

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

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Projected Job Growth

+7.3%*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Average Annual Salary

$38,040*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Academics

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training

Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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