If you are thinking about a career in the healthcare industry, enjoy helping people, and working with computers, consider the Medical Billing and Coding program at Platt College.
In as little as 15 months, you can help insurance companies and healthcare facilities make sure patients are billed for the proper amount by getting the training to be a part of the growing healthcare industry.
Training to Become a Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Our Medical Billing and Coding program can help prepare you for an entry-level job as a Medical Biller & Coder at doctors’ offices, hospitals, emergency centers, and other healthcare facilities. Some of the courses that you may take include:
- Medical Office Systems
- Medical Coding
- Medical Insurance Billing
- Health Information Systems and Technology
Our Medical Billing and Coding program is not only designed to give you skills to prepare you to enter the job market, but also assist you with marketing yourself for the right career opportunity through the assistance of our Career Services team.
What Does a Medical Biller and Coder Do?
As a Medical Biller & Coder, you may be responsible for ensuring health information data is organized and managed, typically with the use of a computer. You may also ensure the data maintained is accurate, accessible, and secure in various versions of the file. You might use various classification systems to code and categorize a patient’s information for the purpose of insurance reimbursement, database registry, and tracking of their medical and treatment history.
How Much Do Medical Records and Health Technicians Make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, Medical Records and Health Technicians currently earn a median salary of $40,350 or $19.40 per hour. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,550, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $66,260.* These wages can vary based on your position, your schedule, and your individual duties in the office.
The Platt College Medical Billing and Coding program can prepare you for an entry-level position.
*Platt College cannot guarantee employment. These are national statistics, and the figures in your area may be different.
Medical Records and Health Technicians Career Outlook
Demand for Medical Records and Health Technicians is growing fast according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics survey, with expected growth in the field of 11% between 2018 to 2028*. This growth is much faster than the average for all occupations.
An aging population will probably require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies.
Additional records, coupled with the widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of healthcare providers, will lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.
Oklahoma Medical Billing and Coding Program Locations at Platt College
Are you ready to enroll in our Oklahoma Medical Billing and Coding program? You can find classes at:
Get Started Today!
Turn your passion for helping people into a career with our Medical Billing and Coding program. Our small classes, industry-experienced instructors, and externships make it easy for you to gain the skills to be successful in this growing field. To get started, call us at 866-493-0491 or request information to speak with an Admissions Representative, who can answer your questions about our Medical Billing and Coding program.
Programs vary by location.
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.
See school catalog for specific programmatic admissions requirements.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technician, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians