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Why Train to be a Medical Biller/Coder?

Train for an Essential Healthcare Career with IntelliTec College!

Are you interested in a career that offers stability, even during these uncertain times? Healthcare careers are reliable, and healthcare workers are essential workers who have largely remained employed even during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are looking for a stable career, that offers you the ability to remain employed even during these difficult times, consider training for an essential healthcare career as a medical biller/coder! Often able to work from their home offices, a career as a medical biller/coder can offer you both stability and flexibility – the ultimate objective in this uncertain job market. If you are good with numbers, pay attention to detail, and are a good communicator, a career as a medical biller/coder might be right for you! Read on to learn how IntelliTec College can train you for this important administrative healthcare career in as few as 12 months!

Medical biller/coders are specially-trained administrative healthcare professionals responsible for carrying out important administrative work in support of doctors and other medical professionals. For every medical procedure, injury, illness, and diagnosis, there is a corresponding medical code, and as a medical biller/coder, you will be an expert in this medical code language, acting as a translator as you take each bit of information and put it into the corresponding numeric or alphanumeric code that can then be used in the billing process.

 Medical biller/coders translate the healthcare services rendered into requests for payment from insurance companies using the appropriate codes. The medical biller/coder creates a financial report, also called a claim, to ensure the medical provider is properly compensated for their services by the insurance company. The biller sends the claim to the insurance company, which evaluates and returns it to the biller, who then evaluates the returned claim to determine how much the patient owes, after the insurance is taken out, and then creates an accurate bill to deliver to the patient. By performing this critical administrative task of healthcare, medical biller/coders free medical assistants, nurses, doctors and other medical staff to provide hands-on care to patients.

Because medical biller/coders are responsible for the important task of billing insurance and patients for healthcare services, it is critical they are not only familiar with the codes used in the industry, but also understand the guidelines and rules of the codes, and are able to use them accurately. Medical biller/coders must be detail-oriented, accurate with numbers, and pay close attention to the adherence of guidelines. At IntelliTec, the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program can teach you the important skills you need to be employable as a medical biller/coder, including: 

  • Comprehensive medical terminology
  • Medical coding and billing procedures
  • How to prepare and file insurance claims
  • Medical billing software
  • Trends in the insurance industry
  • How to analyze benefits

IntelliTec’s Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program is designed to be achievable in as few as 12 months, and with our hybrid-online classes, career training is more accessible than ever before. IntelliTec’s hybrid-online classes enable students to complete the majority of the coursework online, while receiving hands-on skills training through regularly scheduled on-campus labs. Through this hybrid-online format, students receive the practical experience they need, in a safe manner that adheres to all local, state, and federal health guidelines.

Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion, and will be prepared to sit for professional certifications including the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), and the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) from the National Healthcareer Association, and the CPC-A Certified Professional Coder and the CPB-Certified Professional Biller from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Nationally-recognized industry certifications such as these show potential employers your level of skill and knowledge and can help you stand out in a crowded job field. 

If you are detail-oriented, thrive in an administrative setting, and are looking for a career that offers both flexibility and stability even in a difficult job market, then a career as a medical biller/coder might be a great fit for you! With IntelliTec’s Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program at the Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Pueblo, Colorado campuses,  you can gain the skills you need for an essential healthcare career in as few as 12 months. Right now is a great time to join the growing healthcare field. You can have an essential healthcare career as a medical biller/coder, with training from IntellITec College – Contact Us today!