Medical Billing and Coding
One of the most complex processes involved in the practice of medicine is keeping billing procedures and medical records accurate. To ensure that payments are properly billed and paid, the health care and insurance industries maintain a standardized coding system for all diagnoses and procedures. The complexities of the health insurance system call for the expertise of a medical billing and coding specialist. Clark College’s Medical Billing and Coding program prepares graduates for work in a variety of healthcare settings such as in a physician’s office, at a billing company, an outpatient clinic, or an insurance company. Medical billing & coding graduates are eligible to obtain an array of certifications through the American Association of Medical Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.
The Medical Billing/Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment in outpatient office or inpatient hospital settings, healthcare claims processing, and home-remote coding. Training in medical billing includes completion of standard industry claim forms as well as the processing of insurance claims. Coding instruction includes ICD, CPT, HCPCS, and the use of MSDRGs.
Graduates will gain highly marketable skills that are compatible with today’s healthcare industry needs. The need for trained individuals to fill these jobs have never been greater.
BMED courses are not limited entry and students may begin the coursework any term.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway N
Clearwater, FL 33756
Medical Assistant Education Review Board
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Washington State Department of Health
Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Fax number: 360-236-4818
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Center for Competency Testing
NCCT 7007 College Blvd Suite 385 Overland Park KS 66211
Phone: 800.875.4404 Fax: 913.498.1243
American Association of Medical Assistants
Applications are accepted at any time however this is a limited entry program. Candidates who meet the preliminary requirements will be considered for winter term entry.