In-Demand Career for Medical Coders: What is Medical Billing and Coding?
Medical Billing and Coding (or Health Information) is an exciting, fast-growing, in-demand allied health field that can allow you to enter the medical field without providing direct patient care. Medical billers and coders (also referred to as health information specialists, medical billing and coding specialists, or medical information specialists) work to ensure the quality and accuracy of medical records and billing accounts. Medical biller and coder duties may also include providing administrative support within their work environment.
Earn Your Medical Billing and Coding Program Diploma in Approximately 7 Months
Benefits of Arizona College’s Medical Billing and Coding program include:
- No GED or High School diploma, we have solutions
- Morning and evening class schedules
- Online / In-Person hybrid learning format
- Students starting on November 21st, 2022, or later will receive a preloaded Windows Tablet included in their tuition, to use throughout school and keep upon graduation
- Financial aid available to those who qualify
- Open lab and tutoring sessions by appointment
- Peer mentor program
- New class sessions starting every 5 weeks
At Arizona College, we don’t just help you graduate. We help you start your health care career.
Hear From Students at Our Medical Billing and Coding Schools
I’ve really enjoyed my time in the medical billing & coding program. I’ve learned a lot and feel as though I am well prepared for the field.
Carey Kimble, Medical Billing and Coding Program
Arizona College of Allied Health’s instructors and staff are the most helpful people I know and attending this school has been the best decision I have ever made.
Christina Feinga, Glendale Campus Graduate
Finally, A Medical Billing and Coding School Near Me!
An Arizona Medical Billing and Coding Program for the entire Phoenix Valley with 2 campus locations in Glendale and Mesa. Our Student Services team is here to help you tackle daily needs such as class scheduling or transportation options.
Glendale: 4425 W Olive Ave #300, Glendale, AZ 85302
About Our Medical Billing and Coding Classes
To assist our medical billing and coding students in their success, Arizona College offers industry-specific training on skills and knowledge that medical billers and coders use every day such as:
- Medical records maintenance and relevant administrative skills.
- Specific billing requirements for insurance companies, government entities, and various health care facilities, like hospitals and outpatient clinics.
- Medical coding procedures.
Online/In-Person for first 10 weeks, next 15 weeks are fully online, last 5 weeks consists of an externship in a clinical environment or on the job training.
- Computerized medical billing systems and online medical billing.
- Medical terminology.
Arizona College’s Medical Billing & Coding 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). All medical billing and coding courses are taught by experienced faculty.
Choosing a Medical Billing and Coding Program
Are you interested in preparing for a career as a medical biller and coder? Arizona College offers a Medical Billing & Coding program at our Glendale and Mesa, AZ campuses. Our Medical Billing & Coding program can provide you the education and up-to-date training needed to reach your goal of becoming a medical biller and coder.
Upon successfully completing the program, graduates are encouraged to pursue medical billing and coding certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA).
We Help Our Medical Coders Excel Beyond the Classroom
Our Career Services team offers job search support and employment placement assistance to all Arizona College’s Medical Billing and Coding program students and graduates. Our career services website, ArizonaCollegeEDGE.com, also provides tools to help with 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.
Start Your Journey In Medical Billing and Coding Today!
Want to learn more about Arizona College and our Medical Billing and Coding 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!