Billing and Coding Schools educate students with the skills that
will allow them to be able to organize and evaluate medical records
for completeness and accuracy. This is done by making sure that
patientsí initial medical charts are complete, that all forms
are completed and properly identified and authenticated, and that
all necessary information is in the computer.
One may choose
to specialize in the process of coding patientsí medical information
for insurance purposes. Those who choose this path are called
health information coders, medical record coders, coder/abstractors,
or coding specialists.
Fortis Medical Billing and Coding Program
The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding
is designed to teach students to professionally perform office
clerical/administrative duties, use coding systems to classify
medical data, use computer based medical management software and
industry wide recognized word processing software, work with third-party
payers, use uniform billing practices, abstract data and code
both concurrently and retrospectively with the patients care.
This program prepares students for entry-level employment as Medical
Information Coders, Medical Insurance Specialists, Medical Information
Specialists, Medical Insurance processors, and other Medical administrative
positions related to medical billing and coding.
Online: Medical Billing and Coding