Overview of Medical Coding Courses
Why Medical Coding?
With the increase in the nation’s aging population, along with the implementation of ICD-10 in 2014, there is, and will continue to be, high demand for medical coding professionals. Health care providers need the services of these highly trained professionals to help with the increase in patient visits and medical chart reviews.
High Demand for Medical Coding Professionals
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field of medical records and health information technicians (which includes medical billers and coders) is expected to increase by 21% between 2010 and 2020. This industry has a faster growth rate, on average, than all other occupations, with an expected increase of approximately 37,700 employed in the field by 2020.
In 2016, the average annual salary for medical coders/billers in health systems was $52,320, while medical coders/billers in large group practices had an average salary of $49,452, according to AAPC.
Take the first steps to becoming a Certified Medical Coder
1.) EXPLORE Ever wonder if a career as a Medical Coder is the right path for you? This free course takes only 15 minutes to complete and can help you decide if a career in medical coding is the right path for you. Start the Free Course – So you want to be a Medical Coder?
2.) GET TRAINED The Medical Coding Boot Camp
The Medical Coding Boot Camp is an instructor – assisted, online medical coding course that provides students with a firm foundation in Medical Coding in just 21 weeks. You may begin the course when you’re schedule allows, enroll anytime. This medical coding training course is ideal for students who have previous healthcare education or experience and want to join the medical coding industry as rapidly as possible. If you’re the type of student who thrives in a self-paced environment, this is the medical coding bootcamp is for you.
3.) PRACTICE The Medical Coding Challenge
130 Cases. 30 Days. You’ve got this. We can help. The Coding Challenge is NOT overwhelming or intimidating, it’s a fun way to get more coding practice. During the 30 day challenge, we will provide you with 130 real-life, detailed patient scenarios that are simulated to be HIT records. As you complete each case, you will receive immediate feedback upon entering the codes with the correct codes and additional coding tips. Get stuck? No problem! A Certified Medical Coding Coach is available to answer questions and provide guidance. Ready to take the challenge? You can start today!
4.) GET CERTIFIED The Certification Collaborative
Overwhelmed at the very thought of taking the certification exam? You’re not alone. After this study group experience, you will come away with: Confidence to sit for the exam and pass the exam; A weekly plan with actionable steps to help you stay on track; Accountability Assistance; Support from a Certified Medical Coding Coach; Surviving Exam Day
The following organizations were instrumental in the creation of The Medical Coding Boot Camp.