The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding program at FORTIS Online is designed to teach students to professionally perform office clerical/administrative duties. Students in this fully online program can learn to use coding systems to classify medical data, use computer-based medical management software and industry-wide recognized word processing software, work with third-party payers, and use uniform billing practices, abstract data, and code both concurrently and retrospectively with a patient’s care.
Ideal candidates for this program are detail oriented and organized and enjoy working in an office environment. Students seeking a career in the medical billing and coding field should also possess proper phone etiquette and written communication skills.
Courses in the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding program include:
Graduates of this fully online program can pursue entry-level employment in a variety of medical settings, including family practice offices, dental offices, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient facilities, hospitals and emergency rooms. Potential job titles include medical information coder, medical insurance specialist, medical information specialist and medical insurance processor.
At FORTIS Online, our Student Services team offers a wide range of practical student resources to support each student’s unique needs. This team also serves as students’ main point of contact throughout their programs to ensure they always have the support needed to be successful online learners. Our Career Services department can help you in your job search by assisting you with developing a professional, marketable resume. This department also regularly contacts prospective employers to uncover employment opportunities and matches appropriate candidates to the opportunities.
Contact FORTIS Online today to learn more about our Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding program!
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