Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

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What is a Medical Billing and coding Specailist?

A certified medical billing/coder specialist is a skilled medical worker who functions in an office-based setting to interpret official medical records into codes which can be submitted to insurance companies for payment. The certified medical billing/coder specialist must be skilled in understanding medical terminology and searching the medical provider's documentation to identify all diagnoses, conditions, reasons for treatment, services and procedures recorded, and to assign the appropriate billing code to each. The codes determine the amount that the physician is paid for his or her services. The codes are contained in the medical records coder "bibles," the ICD-9 and CPT-4 books. Working as a certified medical billing/coder specialist requires a strong background not only in medical terminology, but also in anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, computer and typing skills, billing, and accounting. Certified medical billing/coder specialist students also complete a hands-on practicum prior to graduating. Certified medical billing/coder specialists work in conjunction with physicians and other medical providers and, in addition to coding services, provide education to providers regarding medical record requirements and conduct chart reviews for completeness. Certified medical billing/coder specialists have the ability to make their own schedule and even work with Q Communications,LLC from home.

Embark a New Career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Today! Change the way you work by taking the first step towards a rewarding career in the fast-growing medical field from home with Q Communications, with our affordable Medical Billing and Coding online program. We will prepare for your certification exam in as little as 3 months, all by learning from the comfort of your own home at your own pace.