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Medical Insurance Billing and Coding  - Career Facts

Program Length

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding may take three semesters to complete.

Nature of Work

The Medical Insurance Biller and Coder is involved in every phase of medical insurance billing from receiving patient information through receipt of payment. In this field, you will be responsible for insurance card interpretation, coding procedures, understanding and complying with insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, worker's compensation and other requirements.

Employment Prospects

Job openings are expected to grow as fast as average, or about 10 to 20 percent.

Skills you Need

To be successful as a Medical Insurance Biller and Coder, you will need to be adaptable, pay close attention to detail, have good oral and written communication skills, plus math and keyboarding skills.  You will also need an introductory knowledge of electronic health records

Expected Earnings

A Medical Insurance Biller and Coder can expect to earn $15.50 to $20.00 per hour, $28,220 - $38,500 per year.

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