Medical Billing and Coding - Diploma Program at Kaplan College
Medical billing is vital to the smooth functioning of the medical office. Medical billers calculate the total amount due from a patient, prepare invoices to be sent out, and follow up to ensure that payment has been received. Medical Coding involves recording designated codes in patients' medical records. The curriculum includes classroom lectures and lab training in: health insurance including paperwork, legal issues, and insurance fraud and abuse; dental claims; general office procedures, including use of office machines, keyboarding and computer applications; and medical coding and terminology. Upon graduation, you will be able to seek entry-level employment in doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, home health care services, nursing and residential care facilities, and insurance companies.