Medical Billing

Launch Your Professional Career in Medical Billing

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*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Medical Billing FAQs

Medical billing is crucial to the business of healthcare. A facility or practice would be out of business very quickly without medical billers to handle the reimbursement process for all services provided. After medical coders have assigned standardized codes to all diagnoses, tests, treatments, and procedures, medical billing professionals use these codes to compile and submit the claim to the insurance company and then subsequently bill the patient. Though specific responsibilities vary from location to location, medical billers typically see a claim all the way through payment, managing claim denials and handling all appeals if necessary.

Medical billers can be found working in a variety of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies, among others. Positions can also be found in insurance companies and specialized medical billing outsourcing companies. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that this field will grow by 13% by 2026.

The U.S. Department of Labor report states that the middle 50% of medical billing professionals nationwide earn between $30,990 and $51,350 annually. You may also qualify for traditional employment benefits as a medical biller.

Certification is not required for employment. There are very few medical billing certifications available, and employers look more closely at training and hands-on experience.

CareerStep has been training quality healthcare professionals for over 20 years and offers a comprehensive training program that prepares you to work as medical administrative assistant. With CareerStep, you can train affordably without sacrificing quality, learn from comprehensive training developed by industry professionals, take advantage of live support, and quickly gain the specialized skills and business knowledge you need to succeed as a medical administrative assistant. We're committed to helping you achieve your goals, and Career Step provides everything you need to succeed!

Medical coders and billers work closely together, and their jobs are interrelated. In the reimbursement process, medical coders take a patient's medical record and assign standardized codes to diagnoses, tests, treatments, and procedures. After these codes are assigned, medical billers use this data to compile and submit claims for payment. Medical coding requires an understanding of clinical terms and concepts in addition to complex code sets. Medical billers must be more finance oriented.

CareerStep has a number of training programs to prepare individuals for either of these career fields. The Professional Medical Coding and Billing program is designed to prepare learners to be medical coders. These programs include a lot of training on medical coding and an overview of basic billing concepts. The Medical Billing program prepares learners for careers as specialized medical billers. Learners learn all of the ins and outs of billing with a brief introduction to coding. Determining the right training program depends on your career goals.

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the CareerStep Pre-Training Assessment Test. There are no specific skills or experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into the CareerStep training program.

The CareerStep Medical Billing program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the training on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a medical biller.

CareerStep support includes access to:

  • Technical Support Advisors who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training program.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. CareerStep's learner support team is available to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.

The CareerStep Medical Billing training program is 180 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary. Some learners are able to complete their training program in as little as 1 or 2 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer.

Every learner who signs up for the CareerStep Medical Billing training program receives an initial 6-month period of training. Though the program is designed to be completed in 3 months of full-time study, you'll have a full 6 months to complete your training. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 6-month training, we have extensions available for purchase.

Your training includes everything you will need to train for a successful career in medical coding and billing. Your training includes:

  • Access to expert-created training
  • Technical support