Today’s health care industry is in need of allied health professionals with the knowledgebase and technical skills in processing and managing information to keep patient records, handle billing, and complete insurance claims. Medical billing and coding professionals (CPCs) extract information from your healthcare provider and translate that into codes that get sent to insurance companies and government agencies.
These Allied Health Professionals must be knowledgeable in the areas of medical terminology, anatomy, coding and must know the correct procedures to manage medical and health information efficiently. Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Billing and Coding the student is eligible to take national exams from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the CCA - Certified Coding Associate, the CCS - Certified Coding Specialist (provided the student has at least 1 year of coding experience), or the CPC - Certified Professional Coder through American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Graduates can work in a variety of healthcare settings including:
Offered 100% online, this program has a flexible design and can be finished as quickly as 12 months. Learn more at LSU Online.