Federal legislation mandating individual coverage may increase the number of health insurance customers, including high-risk individuals who are more likely to file claims. This is expected to increase the demand for claims adjusters to determine which treatments are approved and how much the company will pay.* At American Career College, our Medical Billing and Coding program focuses on preparing you to interact with patients and insurance companies as you accurately record procedures and discuss payment options.
"Since I don't like the sight of blood and my typing skills are excellent, I decided to train to become a medical biller. That decision changed my life. American Career College helped me get an externship and I was hired upon graduating!"
The ACC Medical Billing and Coding program is designed to help you learn how to use databases, industry software and various reference materials as you train for the critical responsibility of quickly and accurately recording and reporting patient information. Upon successful completion of this program and the receipt of your diploma, you will know how to:
ACC's dynamic curriculum is designed to help you become proficient on current industry software, forms and terminology. Graduates of this program may pursue entry-level positions such as health claims examiner, claims processor, dental biller or insurance biller.
The focus is on your success!
The goal of our program is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin your career as a health claims examiner/medical biller.
The Medical Billing and Coding program is available at the following campuses:
As the medical industry expands, experienced and qualified medical billers and coders will continue to be essential to keeping offices running smoothly. With your ACC diploma in Medical Billing and Coding, you can expect to qualify for entry-level positions in:
A few interesting statistics* about medical billing and coding careers:
A few places where graduates from various ACC programs have been hired:
Many area employers are very familiar with the quality of ACC's health care training programs and our school's track record for preparing confident, qualified professionals for rewarding careers. Our graduates have been hired by:
Courses in this program are offered in a blended format, a convenient, flexible combination of online and on-campus classes. The ACC Medical Billing and Coding curriculum is divided into standalone learning units called modules, which include:
Once you have completed your ACC training and earned your diploma, you'll be ready to pursue exciting career opportunities as an entry-level medical biller/coder. On the job, you'll use a wide variety of a wide variety of skills from basic human anatomy to personal computing.
As a professional health claims examiner/medical biller, your day-to-day responsibilities* may include:
You'll be on your way!
As you begin your career as a health claims examiner/medical biller, the ongoing development of your skills can create increased opportunities for advancement. Even after you are employed, ACC's Career Services team will remain committed to providing you with the resources, support and personalized assistance you need to keep your career on the fast track.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11
Program lengths vary by schedule and session.
Not all programs are offered at all locations.
|O*Net Occupation Titles||Soc Code||Links to Occupational Profiles on O*Net|
|Insurance Claims Clerks: Claims Representative, Customer Service Representative (CSR), Claims Service Representative, Claims Technician, Claims Examiner, Claims Processor, Claims Customer Service Representative (Claims CSR), Insurance Specialist, Claims Adjudicator, Claims Adjuster||43-9041.01||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-9041.01|
|Insurance Policy Processing Clerks: Account Manager, Administrative Underwriter, Account Administrator, Agency Service Representative, Associate Financial Representative, Field Secretary, Customer Service Technician, Insurance Analyst, Premium Representative, Processing Clerk||43-9041.02||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-9041.02|
|Medical Secretaries: Medical Secretary, Receptionist, Unit Support Representative, Office Manager, Medical Receptionist, Patient Relations Representative (PRR), Front Office Manager, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Patient Coordinator||43-6013.00||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00|
|Correspondence Clerk: Correspondence Coordinator, Correspondence Clerk, Correspondence Representative, Dispute Resolution Analyst, Chargeback Specialist, Correspondent, Dispute Specialist, Beneficiary Correspondent, Claims Correspondence Clerk, Medicare Correspondence Representative||43-4021.00||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-4021.00|
|The outcome data below reflects the Health Claims Examiner / Medical Biller program as the Medical Billing and Coding program is a new program.
|On-time Completion Rate (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Los Angeles||Orange County||Ontario||Long Beach||Consolidated Rate|
|Placement Rate Reported to ABHES (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Los Angeles||Orange County||Ontario||Long Beach|
|Median Loan Debt (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Title IV HEA Programs:||$9,454|
Current Estimated Tuition and Fees: $17,017.50
To review the terms and definitions for the chart above, or to see the outcome information for ACC's other programs, and to view state disclosure information, visit: americancareercollege.edu/disclosures.