Health Information is an exciting and fast-growing allied health field that can allow you to enter the medical field without providing direct patient care. Health information specialists, also referred to as medical billers and coders (or medical information specialists), work to ensure the quality and accuracy of medical records and billing accounts. The daily responsibilities of health information specialists may also include providing administrative support within their work environment.
Choosing a Medical Billing and Coding Program
Arizona College’s Health Information program is designed to provide you the education and up-to-date training needed to reach your goal of becoming a medical biller and coder. To assist our medical information students in their success, Arizona College offers:
- Industry-specific training on skills and knowledge that medical billing and coding professionals use every day:
- Medical terminology
- Medical coding procedures
- Specific billing requirements for insurance companies, government entities, and various health care facilities, like hospitals and outpatient clinics
- Computerized medical billing systems and online medical billing
- Medical records maintenance and relevant administrative skills
- Health information courses taught by experienced faculty
Arizona College’s Health Information Specialist diploma program features an off-campus, 5-week clinical externship that provides you with real-world experience in the field of medical information. Including the externship, the program length is approximately 30 weeks (6 quarters).
Upon successfully completing the program, graduates are encouraged to pursue health information specialist certification.
Other valuable benefits of our Health Information Specialist program include:
- Morning and evening class schedules
- Financial aid available to those who qualify
- Open lab and tutoring sessions (by appointment)
- Peer mentor program
- New class sessions starting every 5 weeks
Receive a Tablet – and a Head Start
As an allied health student at Arizona College, you’ll receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet that’s preloaded with resources that help you to complete your medical billing coursework, enrich your studies, and become the successful health care industry professional you want to be.
Excel Beyond the Classroom
Our Career Services team offers job search support and employment placement assistance to all Arizona College Health Information Specialist program students and graduates. Our career services website, ArizonaCollegeEDGE.com, also helps with skills such as writing resumes and cover letters, filling out job applications, and more. You’ll even find tips and resources for on-the-job success, conflict resolution, networking, interview prep, and planning for your future. At Arizona College, we don’t just help you graduate. We help start your for a career.
Health Information Specialist Training at Arizona College
Want to learn more about Arizona College and our Health Information Specialist program? Submit a request for information form today to connect with the Arizona College admissions team and start on the path to fulfilling your dream of becoming a medical coding specialist. Change lives, choose Arizona College!
Classes start as soon as July 2, 2018!
**Review our important information about graduation and placement rates, tuition and costs, and the median debt of students who complete the diploma program.