Medical Billing and Coding FAQs
There are a number of frequently asked questions concerning medical insurance billing and coding. We’ve provided several answers. For more information, contact Everest and ask to speak with a representative.
Q. What is medical insurance billing and coding?
A. Medical insurance billing and coding is an integral part of the health care field. Medical insurance billers and coders submit claims to insurance companies. The process begins when a patient enters a medical facility.
Q. Why should I choose Everest?
A. Taking the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program at Everest allows you to get the training you need, and then get on with your life. Many programs can be completed in under a year. Programs may vary by campus.
Q. What can I learn in Everest’s Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program?
A. We think you’ll learn a great deal once you are enrolled and actively engaged with your instructor and other classmates. A benefit of attending Everest is that you get to study under instructors who bring real-world knowledge to the classroom each day. Classroom instruction for medical billing and coding consists of basic coding definitions and how to apply those codes to medical documentation. Learn more about the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program.
Q. Is financial assistance available?
A. Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Learn more about our financial aid options by contacting an Everest Student Finance Planner today.
Q. When I finish the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program, what qualifications could I possess?
A. Your training offers practice time on simulations where you can manually and electronically prepare insurance claims. Your training may give you an incentive work on developing sound interviewing skills. Our goal is give you the training that can help you be a success on the job.
Q. Is certification necessary to practice the profession?
A. While certification may not be necessary to practice the profession, gaining a medical billing and coding certification recognizes an individual as having the skills and knowledge to perform his or her profession at an optimal level.
Q. Can Everest help me find employment?
A. While employment is never guaranteed, Everest can work with you to develop a winning resume and cover letter. It’s also important for you to know how to handle yourself in an interview. Our all-in-on search engine can help you lay the groundwork for job-search activities and eventual interviews.
Q. What is the employment outlook for medical insurance billers and coders?
A. Medical billing specialists, due to continued advances in medicine and technology, are looking at relatively steady demand for their skills and services. According to information gathered by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*, career opportunities for medical billers and coders may increase 21 percent through 2020.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited May 22, 2013).