Medical Billing & 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.
Choosing a Medical Billing and Coding Program
Arizona College’s 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.
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:
- 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
- Medical billing and coding courses taught by experienced faculty
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).
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).
Other valuable benefits of Arizona College’s Medical Billing and Coding 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 a Medical Billing and Coding 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 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.
At Arizona College, we don’t just help you graduate. We help you start your health care career.
Medical Billing and Coding Training at Arizona College
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!