5 Great Books for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists

Medical Billing and Coding Specialists

Medical billing and coding is complex, if vital, part of the modern American healthcare system, and employment opportunities in the medical billing and coding sector have skyrocketed in recent years.

 

If you are considering training as a medical biller and coder, is you’re currently a billing and coding student, or if you’ve recently graduated and are looking for you first medical billing and coding, there are some excellent books on the market that can help and support you.

 

Today we’ll be going through those books and what they can offer you.

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Medical Billing Service

Written by  Laura Gater, How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Medical Billing Service is an excellent book for anyone considering opening their own medical billing and coding business or who is looking to work as a freelance medical biller and coder. 

 

The book by outlining the current and future state of the medical billing business and then offers a series of chapters outlining exactly what one must do in order to run a successful company. 

 

You’ll find everything you need covered in this book, from what type of business you should be starting to what equipment you’ll need to get things off the ground and what sort of capital you’ll need to get your business started.

Medical Billing and Coding Demystified

Medical Billing and Coding Demystified is a great supplemental book for students. Written by Marilyn Burgos, Donya Johnson, and James Keogh, this is Medical Billing and Coding for Dummies sort of book, full of the basic foundational information to help medical facilities choose the right codes to use to receive payment, all of which is applicable if you’re just starting are medical billing and coding course.  

Marketing Your Medical Billing Service

If How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Medical Billing Service shows you how to set up a business, then Marketing Your Medical Billing Service is full of excellent advice on how to bring in customers. This book goes over the best ways for marketing a medical billing and coding business and offers dozens of ideas for attracting new clients.

Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Popular with a whole range of the industry’s most esteemed experts, Marilyn Fordney’s book is filled with tips and tricks for navigating the incredibly complex and confusing world of medical insurance. Inside you’ll find subjects covered such as different types of coding, HIPPS, and how to process Medicare. 

Great Resumes for Medical Billing Jobs

If you’ve recently graduated from medical billing and coding school and are looking to get your first job in the field, then  Jeff Altman’s book is packed with the tools you need to create the perfect resume to showcase your skills in medical billing and coding. It also contains example resumes that you can use as a guide for building your own.

A Vital Part Of The Healthcare Cycle

Taken together, medical coding and billing form a link between patients, healthcare providers, and insurance companies. As a medical biller or coder, you’ll need to be accurate, detail-oriented, and well organized as you’ll be a vital part of any healthcare provider’s staff.

 

As one of the premier Medical Billing and Coding Schools in Las Vegas, Northwest Career College employs established, seasoned instructors to teach you every aspect of medical billing and coding. Our student-focused approach puts you first, and we offer online and on-campus workshops to accommodate your work and family schedule.

 

We continue to support our students after they graduate as our experienced Career Services team works with you to help you find medical billing and coding jobs in Las Vegas. Call us today on (702) 403-1592 to learn more about the exciting opportunities that our Medical Billing and Coding School can offer you!

 

Written by:

Nancy Ferrante, C.M.B.S.
Medical Billing & Coding Program Chair