Medical Transcription/Insurance Billing

Get real life experience in Medical Transcription / Insurance Billing from CDE!

What is it?

Medical records and health information technicians organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. Getting the the right medical office training is important to working in ths field.

Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other health professionals make and convert them into written reports. They interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents.

A medical billing and coding specialist records and processes patient health records in a medical practice, hospital, or insurance company. This person is primarily responsible for organizing patient files and making sure that notes about exams and treatment regimens are accurate and accessible. They may also process payments, including sending out bills and dealing with insurance claims.

Many medical professionals dictate their impressions of patient conditions or thoughts on treatment that must then be integrated into patient files. Billing and coding specialists are often in charge of reviewing these recordings, transcribing them, and then determining how to best build them into the permanent record.

Why choose this field?

The volume of healthcare services is expected to continue to increase, resulting in a growing number of medical tests and procedures, all of which will require transcription. Employment of medical transcriptionists and medical records/health information technicians is expected to grow between 6 – 21 percent from 2010 to 2020.

What will I learn?

CDE Career Institute’s Medical Transcription / Insurance Billing program will prepare you with the skills to provide medical transcription, insurance billing, medical coding and health records management in a modern office setting. You will learn Microsoft Office Applications, accounting software, Medical Anatomy & Terminology, as well as Medical Coding and Health Insurance Processing.

What are my career options?

  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Billing Clerk
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Health Insurance Processor
  • Medical Records Clerk

Certifications

Upon successful completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) insurance coding certification exam.