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HOW TO BECOME A MEDICAL CODER AND BILLER

HOW TO BECOME A MEDICAL CODER AND BILLER (WORK FROM HOME)

WHAT IS MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING?


Medical coding and billing is the process of submitting medical claim to the health insurance companies and payers. It is a health care based industry. In this job have to prepare bills and making code for claiming from the insurance companies and other type of payer. This has been done mostly all hospitals in USA, Australia, UK, UAE and European countries now in India. It is a hospital, clinic or home based job as well. It is a very responsible job. It is very popular job worldwide now spread in India quickly.



Medical Coder
Medical Coder

A medical biller and coder provides the health care services. They are preparing billing or coding of the diseases, hospital stays and other health related procedures from doctors or health care experts and submitted to payers or health care insurance company such as Medicare, Medicaid. They are employed by the insurance company, law firms, data management and government offices. 


JOB SUMMARY OF A MEDICAL CODER AND BILLER


As a medical biller or coder you have to expertise in all areas like anatomy, physiology, medical insurance claim procedure and medical office administrations. You have to learn those skills to work as a medical biller and coder officially.


STEPS TO BE A MEDICAL CODER AND BILLER


  • Get educated in medical billing and coding.
  • Expertise in medical billing and coding.
  • Internship.
  • Getting Certified or practical experience.

HOW TO BECOME A MEDICAL BILLER?

As a medical biller or coder you have to expertise in all areas like anatomy, physiology, medical insurance claim procedure and medical office administrations. You have to learn those skills to work as a medical biller and coder officially. During your course, they teach all these things in detailed practically.


  • Anatomy and physiology.
  • Terminology.
  • Medical Coding and Billing.
  • Insurance Claiming process.
  • Medical Office technology.
  • Medical office administration.

There are 3 options to choose for medical billing and coding.

  1. Certificate or diploma course.
  2. Bachelor Degree in medical billing and coding.
  3. Associate's degree.

ELIGIBILITY TO BECOME A MEDICAL CODER AND BILLER

If you are a graduate then you are eligible for this course. If you are a graduate with life science or paramedicals then you have a better chance. From any stream you can pursue your carrier with this course.

FEE STRUCTURE OF MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING CERTIFICATION COURSE


In America, AAPC (The American Academy of Professional Coder ) offers 4 months duration online course at the cost of approximately $1500 and AHIMA offers approximately $2500 for a 15 months online course. Also there is a certificate course of many company offers. They also offer work from home and placements. You must have a computer or laptop with internet connection for work from home option

MEDICAL CODING CERTIFICATION COURSE



MEDICAL CODING PROCESS
MEDICAL CODING PROCESS


SALARY OF A MEDICAL CODER AND BILLER IN NY

The annual income of a medical coder and biller in NY is $34,000 to $45,000 approximately based on their work experience.



In India their annual income around 2,00000 to 5,00000 Rs based on their experience. It is a very profitable job but responsible too. 


In India, it is very demanding profession now. It spreads all over in our country.

MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING CERTIFICATION COURSES IN INDIA


In India there are many companies who provide medical coding and billing course. I share some of their links.


Acusis India Medical Coding Opportunities


AMCI INDIA MEDICAL BILLLING TRAINING CENTER  


ODYSSEY MT


These companies also provides online courses and office based courses both. They charge around 50,000 to 75,0000 for office based program and 20,000 to 30,000 online courses. They also provide placements and work from home options.


So, if you are responsible and graduate then you can start your carrier in this field. It is a very demanding profession in India and throughout the world.


ONLINE MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING COLLEGES/SCHOOLS

Davenport University
Keiser University.
Herzing University.
Community care college
Northwest Technical College.

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