Career Step Launches New Medical Billing Career Training Course

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Career Step has announced the release of its new Medical Billing training course. This program is designed by experienced industry experts to thoroughly prepare students in just a few months for successful careers in the growing field of healthcare reimbursement.

“The launch of our Medical Billing program is very exciting as it is a natural follow-on to our AHIMA-approved medical coding training,” said COO Mark Thomas, the executive leading program development. “Medical billing and medical coding are often inter-related careers, and our experience in the inpatient and outpatient medical coding fields provides a training perspective that helps us prepare Medical Billing students with exactly the skills they need to succeed.”

The new Medical Billing course helps students develop the skills essential to a career in this area of healthcare reimbursement. The curriculum trains students in the payment process, the differences between various payers, billing and collections, office communication, industry specific forms and paperwork, and more. Experienced medical billers and medical billing managers have helped Career Step design this program to ensure graduates have the skills they will need to get jobs and succeed in the workforce.

The Career Step Medical Billing program includes 145 hours of curriculum and can be completed in less than 3 months. With the course’s online format, students can enroll whenever they are ready to get started and can study on a schedule and at a pace that fits their individual needs. Students also have access to experienced instructors throughout the course and extensive graduate support as they are looking to turn their education into a job.

The medical billing field is part of the rapidly growing healthcare reimbursement field. These professionals are categorized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Medical Records and Health Information Technicians category. This field is individually expected to experience 21% employment growth between 2010 and 2020, which equates to over 37,000 new jobs, and represents a faster rate of growth than the average for all occupations.

For more information on the new Career Step Medical Billing course, visit CareerStep.com/medical-billing or call 1-800-411-7073.


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  1. Jill Smithers May 02, 2013

    How closely associated with the Coding program is the new billing program. I am currently finishing up with the medical coding, and was interested in how interrelated the two programs from CS were.

  2. Career Step May 03, 2013

    Hi Jill,

    There is a little bit of cross-over, but the Medical Coding program focuses on coding with a fairly brief introduction to billing while the Medical Billing course focuses on billing with a very brief introduction to coding. If you took the the Medical Billing course after you finish Medical Coding, you would see a few concepts you’re familiar with but overall it would be mostly new information. Hope that helps!

  3. Laurie Kelley June 21, 2013

    How long does it take to get the ICD 9 books after you order them? Just wondering.

  4. Career Step June 24, 2013

    Hi Laurie,

    Once you request your code books you should receive them in about 9-12 business days (it takes us about 48 hours to process the order and then 7-10 days for shipping). You should receive an email with UPS tracking information once your books have shipped. If you have questions or concerns about your order, please contact our Operations Department at 1-888-657-5752 option 9. Hope that helps!


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