Medical Billing and Coding

CONTACT

Margaret Omwenga

Chief Program Officer

momwenga@newcollegeinstitute.org

About Medical Billing and Coding

The Medical Billing and Coding diploma program prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical field. This program provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become employed as medical biller and coders working in hospitals, insurance companies, physician billing offices, home health agencies, and other healthcare facilities. During enrollment, students will gain knowledge in the fundamentals of medical terminology, ICD-10 and CPT coding, legal and ethical issues in healthcare, communication and reporting, and computer software applications. Students will gain the skills necessary to analyze health data and transcribe diagnostic and procedural terms and services into a coded form for analysis and billing.

NCI Medical Billing and Coding

Many current events have created a crisis in the health services and insurance industries. There are far more patients than there are doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, so the Federal government has been forced to step in to create incentives to attract more people into these industries. While you need at least a college degree to qualify for most jobs in the industry, office support roles, like medical billing and coding specialists are growing at a rate of over 20% a year, with no end in sight.
The training is intended to be preparatory for successful attainment of a national credential but doesn’t provide (articulate) academic credit.