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Online Medical Coding and Billing Training FAQ's


What does a Medical Coder and Biller do?
Who will I be working for?
Will I be certified after taking the program and do I need to become certified?
Can I work from home?
What is the advantage of taking the combination program?


Q. What does a Medical Coder and Biller do?
A. Medical insurance billers and coders are tasked with assigning patient diagnoses, procedures and visits into medical codes using the ICD-10 CM and CPT® code books and filing and managing the medical claims to ensure patients are billed properly and the doctor is paid for their services. You will gain two career skills in one program.
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Q. Who will I be working for?
A. Medical Coder and Billers work for doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, or even yourself. Once you graduate, our graduate support representatives can give you some tips and tricks to use during your job search to help you find the best fit for you.
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Q. Will I be certified after taking the Online Medical Coding and Billing training program and do I need to become certified?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Medical Coding and Billing program will prepare you to take a Certification exam of your choosing. You are not required to take a certification exam, however taking this additional step will help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your knowledge in Medical Coding and Billing. USCI recommends taking the CPC-A® exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the CBCS exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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Q. Can I work from home?
A. U.S. Career Institute cannot guarantee employment. Upon receipt of your certificate of completion you will have access to our Graduate Support team including our Career Coach Program at no additional cost. U.S. Career Institute will work closely with you during your job search to assist you with the process of marketing yourself to find employment including how to build your resume, cover letter, how to locate potential job opportunities, marketing and networking.

Generally we have found that medical billing employers are more flexible and medical coding employers prefer that you have at least one year of in-office experience before they will offer the opportunity to work from home.
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Q. What is the advantage of taking the combination program?
A. Billers and Coders work closely together, you will gain 2 career skills with 1 program. Having two career skills might make you more marketable while seeking employment. In some cases, you may even be able to work as both.
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