Allied Prep has over 20 years of experience teaching students the necessary skills to step into new and rewarding careers. Now, we are thrilled to offer two of our most popular programs online - our medical billing certification program and our medical coding certification program.
In the 2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the field of health information technicians and medical records is projected to increase 21% from 2010 to 2020. Whereas other fields are dwindling, medical billers and medical coders are in high demand and will be for years to come.
And you don’t need a two- or four-year degree in order to become a successful medical biller or coder. Instead, you simply need to pass the AAPC certification exam, thereby demonstrating that you have a thorough knowledge of current medical codes.
Medical coders and medical billers can start in entry-level positions at hospitals, private doctor’s offices, and health clinics, and there’s plenty of room for advancement as you move forward with your career. If you’re frustrated with your current job or are having trouble finding a job with your current degree, an online course in medical billing could be the perfect way to turn your career around.
Allied Prep’s medical coding and medical billing courses are both offered in-class, but many of our students opt to get there medical coding training online. Our online courses have been crafted by dedicated professionals with years of experience in medical coding. The goal is to make the coursework as accessible as possible without compromising quality or student support.
All of our online classes are taught by professionals who are experts in their fields. You’ll be able to take the classes according to your own schedule and proceed at your own pace. This is a great option for people who have full-time jobs, including full-time parents. The flexibility of online classes can make it much easier to progress at a pace that fits your needs.
Our online program is also extremely cost-effective. At Allied Prep, our goal is to make our programs as accessible as possible so that anyone who wants to can start a new career and enjoy better prospects for their future. If you’re worried about the costs of classes, please contact us about our financial aid options.
Our online medical coding will give you a full understanding of all the skills required to become an entry-level medical coder. You’ll learn the current code systems used in hospitals and doctor’s offices around the country – CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM. You’ll also learn how to interpret doctor’s notes, communicate with doctors, and how to quickly look up codes that you’re unfamiliar with.
Over the course of the program, you have multiple opportunities to practice taking the AAPC exam. Passing the AAPC test will enable you to become a CPC - a certified professional coder. By getting a strong feel for the test throughout the course, you’ll feel completely prepared to ace the exam when it’s time to take the real thing.
Like medical coders, medical billers must pass the AAPC exam in order to become CPBs - certified professional billers. People who work in medical billing must be able to verify that medical codes are being used correctly while facilitating the full billing process. This includes communicating with physicians, filing claims with insurance companies, and sending statements to patients.
Strong medical billers are extremely important to the health of any doctor’s office. That’s why, at Allied Prep, we provide students with the skills to pass their AAPC exam, but also the skills to succeed in an entry-level medical billing position. With our online coursework, you’ll be able to learn medical terminology and professional billing practices with the support of an experienced instructor.
Learn more about our online courses or sign-up today by contacting Allied Prep. In just a few months, you could have the certification that you need to start a brand-new, in-demand career. So don’t hesitate – give us a call at 504-304-8826 to get started!