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Northwest Career College is built on the foundations of family and the bonds that bind them. Dr. Kenny and his children have dedicated themselves to the mission of educating students and helping them to succeed in their chosen profession. Once you enter the doors of Northwest, you are family, through and through. Come join the Northwest Family where you’re connected for life.
Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
At Northwest Career College, ours is a student-centered philosophy where students come first. Our open door and open heart approach to education sets us apart from all others. It’s a feeling you get when you first walk in our doors.
Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
Northwest Career College has created a beautiful and peaceful testing space for both our students and our visitors to enjoy. We know how important and stressful test taking can be and we want to make your time here a positive one with successful outcomes! Make sure to allow yourself some extra time to arrive early, get settled, grab a drink or a snack from the front and prepare to PASS your exam! We look forward to seeing you on campus and in our testing center. Best of luck to you!
Northwest Career College takes great pride in creating beautiful campus facilities for our students, staff and faculty. We invite all of you to visit our campus in person! But, until you get here, please enjoy a virtual tour of our buildings, program labs and learning centers. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
When most people think of the medical field they think of doctors, nurses, psychologists, and physician assistants. What many of us forget is that these people couldn’t do their jobs well without medical billing agents. If you’re considering becoming an agent, the medical billing school at Northwest Career College can help you. Our medical billing school in Las Vegas can teach you all the organizational skills you need.
Skill 1: Time Management
As a medical billing assistant, you’ll deal with sensitive data such as patient accounts, insurance information, codes, and treatment records. Therefore, you can’t afford to let yourself get burnt out or cut corners at work. Time management will help you stay organized and take care of yourself. For example, memorize as much coding and insurance information as you can, as early as you can. Familiarize yourself with common procedures at your practice and how to organize the data for them. Learn how long it takes you to fill out or file medical records, and take short breaks when you must.
Skill 2: Eye for Detail
Sometimes medicine requires detective work. A patient may not have current insurance information – or any insurance at all. He or she may have seen the doctor several times for the same symptoms, or may be overusing medication. These issues often show up on bills or in medical histories, and it’s up to the billing agent to help medical personnel find them. Remember that a mistake on a bill can put a patient in a rough spot financially. Always ensure bills are accurate and payment plans or co-pays are current.
Skill 3: Computer Knowledge
As a billing agent or coder, you will work with computers frequently. It’s crucial to know your way around basic programs such as Excel, Access, and your practice’s specific databases. You may also be asked to learn the basics of virus protection software or how to spot hackers. Never try to figure out a computer problem on your own; medical mistakes of any kind can be serious. Ask an experienced coworker for help.
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