With the increase in the nation’s aging population, along with the implementation of ICD-10 in 2014, there is, and will continue to be, high demand for medical billing and coding professionals. Health care providers need the services of these highly trained professionals to help with the increase in patient visits and medical chart reviews. If you are considering this profession and would like to know more, watch this interactive presentation.
High Demand for Medical Coding Professionals
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field of medical records and health information technicians (which includes medical billers and coders) is expected to increase by 21% between 2010 and 2020. This industry has a faster growth rate, on average, than all other occupations, with an expected increase of approximately 37,700 employed in the field by 2020.
In 2016, the average annual salary for medical coders/billers in health systems was $52,320, while medical coders/billers in large group practices had an average salary of $49,452, according to AAPC.
Clinical Documentation is a High Priority
Proper clinical documentation was prioritized by our industry advisors as one of the most important training topics affecting health care organizations today. This short course provides a basic understanding and a good foundation for proper clinical documentation for anyone moving into a healthcare position.
Get Trained in 21 Weeks
The Medical Coding Bootcamp is an instructor – assisted, online medical coding course that provides students with a firm foundation in Outpatient Medical Coding in just 21 weeks. This medical coding training course is ideal for students who want to join the medical coding industry as rapidly as possible. If you’re the type of student who thrives in a self-paced environment, this is the medical coding bootcamp is for you.
The CPC Certification boot camp will boost your knowledge of Medical Coding through hands-on experience in a simulated environment as well as access to a CPC Mock Exam. The CPC is certification for physician coding (AAPC). Designed for those who have already completed our Medical Coding Boot Camp, recently graduated from a similar course or for those new to the Medical Coding profession.
Upon completion of this mock exam, an instructor will schedule time with you to answer your questions to prepare you for the actual exam.