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The Benefits of an Associate’s Degree in Medical Billing and Coding

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Attending medical school is not for everyone.    Northwest Career College offers an associate's degree in medical billing and coding that will provide the knowledge you need to succeed in this growing field. The medical billing and coding industry is a growing sector in the medical field. As medical technology advances, there are more people entering the medical billing and coding field to help make sense of it all.   Medical professionals need medical billers and coders to process insurance claims, code diagnoses for patients' medical records, track payments from various insurers, verify accuracy of patient statements on Medicare forms,..

What Is Medical Billing and Coding?

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Medical billing and coding is a career that many people do not know much about. It takes the complexity of medical records and transforms them into something understandable for insurance companies. If you are interested in becoming a medical billing and coder, there are some things to consider before making your decision.  In this article, we will discuss what it is like to be a medical biller or coder as well as some benefits of choosing this profession! What Is Medical Billing and Coding? Medical billing and coding involves taking the complex language of medical records and translating it into..

Working as a Medical Biller and Coder for an Insurance Company

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Insurance companies employ medical billing and coding professionals to audit claims and make sure that covered procedures receive the proper amount of reimbursement.    Oftentimes the first person to uncover instances of billing fraud or abuse is a billing and coding professional working for an insurance company, who may also be referred to as a claims analyst. Working for an Insurance Company: What to Expect Working for a particular insurance company, the medical billing and coding professional will be very familiar with the coding used by his or her individual company. Insurance companies themselves may specialize in a niche area..

Is Medical Billing and Coding a Hard Career to Get Into?

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The demand for qualified healthcare workers is growing rapidly as the healthcare industry expands to deal with America’s aging population.  At the same time, the healthcare industry is undergoing a digital transformation, moving from outdated pen and paper methods to faster and more accurate digital ones.  Medical billing and coding is the vital underpinning of how healthcare providers and the healthcare insurance industry interact.  However, because of the seeming complexity of the job and a wide misunderstanding of how it works, many people looking for a new career in healthcare think that medical billing and coding is a hard career..

What Questions Should You Ask During a Medical Coding Interview?

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You’ve officially landed your first interview for a position in the healthcare industry. Congratulations! The only catch is that the role involves some medical coding and you don’t have much experience with it.  What do you do when it comes time for you to ask questions?    To help you out, here are a few examples of questions to ask during a job interview that involves medical coding: What Billing Software Do You Use? From RXNT and AdvancedEHR to Kareo Billing and athenaOne, there are a wide variety of billing software options out there and not all of them are..