Again, the main duties of a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist solely revolve around two factors: The billing portion and the coding portion. Once patient history is documented through the use of a special set of codes, it can then be sent to insurance companies and care providers. To dive deeper into the world of Coding and Billing, refer to an extended list of duties below:
- Analysis of patient history and records
- Coding the documentation of patient records through proper coding-techniques
- Billing insurance providers for reimbursement
- Clarifying with fellow staff members such as physicians and medical assistants if necessary
- Facilitating the confidentiality and management of sensitive patient information
Upon graduating SOCHi, our alumni are presented with many opportunities to work in the field of Medical Billing and Coding. A large portion of coding specialists work in doctors’ offices or any sort of physician practice and since every practice relies on following policy and regulations in terms of proper supply codes, patient medical records, accurate diagnoses, and appropriate insurance claims and billing forms; there is a staunch need for medical billing and coding specialists. This need doesn’t just stop at Physicians offices. Graduates will have the opportunity to work in many facilities based in Health and Wellness. Below are just a few of the options our students have to thrive in:
- Physician Offices
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Insurance Carriers
- Dental Offices
- Home health care service
Graduates may even have the opportunity to work remotely from home. This can be done either through a staffing agency or being hired regularly through any Medical Billing and Coding company that allows it’s employees to work remotely. Working remotely to some is a great opportunity to work in a relaxing space that is not hindered by traveling. You can learn more about the different employment opportunities offered at Southern California Health Institute throughout your extensive Medical Billing & Coding Program. With all these different facilities to advance in, that leaves you as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist graduate with flexibility.
With our countries population growing higher it creates an influx of individuals in the Healthcare system. Since there are so many people to keep track of, the system is increasingly switching to digitally recording health records. What do digital health records mean to you? Well, this means that the needs for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists will also rise. As jobs rates increase, that creates more opportunity for SOCHi graduates who are certified to obtain a generous salary and secure position.
This specific program was chosen to be offered at our school not only because it is a major part of the Health & Wellness realm, but it is also expected to have a major growth in employment rates. The projected job growth is faster than average through 2022 at 22% or higher increase. In regards to stable pay, the median salary in California is $40,300.00 which can vary depending on employment history and company.
Mandy is one of our instructors in the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program. Here is a message from her:
“As an Instructor at Sochi in the MBC Program, I have a wonderful opportunity to enrich my students with extensive knowledge in the Medical field as Billers and Coders. My prior employment was in the Pharmacy Industry as a Technician. After many years in that field, I no longer had any challenges and made the life changing decision to return to school. I attended Sochi in the MBC Program and dedicated my time to learn a new challenge. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. As much as I enjoyed the student aspect, having the opportunity to now Instruct, has been a true gift.
I have the daily opportunity to change their lives for the better. Each day the students are taught, at an even pace, something new. At the completion of the courses offered they are well prepared for employment in the Medical Billing and Coding Profession. Please feel free to stop by Room 522 to see us in action.”