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Why Train for an Administrative Healthcare Career?

Train for an Essential Healthcare Career with Asher College!

Are you interested in a career that offers stability, even during these uncertain times? Healthcare careers are reliable, and administrative healthcare workers are essential workers who have largely remained employed even during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are looking for a stable career, that offers you the ability to remain employed even during these difficult times, consider training for an essential care in administrative healthcare! Careers in administrative healthcare often offer the ability to work remotely from a home office, so this is a career that can offer you both stability and flexibility – the ultimate objective in this uncertain job market. Read on to learn how Asher College can train you for a career in administrative healthcare in less than 1 year!

At Asher College, we offer the training programs our students need for the careers that are in high demand in their communities. Asher offers administrative healthcare training programs to prepare you for a career as a Medical Records Specialist, Health Information Specialist, or Medical Biller/Coder. These administrative healthcare professionals are responsible for carrying out important administrative work in support of doctors and other medical professionals. If you are good with numbers, pay attention to detail, and are a good communicator, a career as a medical biller/coder might be the right choice for you. 

Medical biller/coders translate the healthcare services rendered into requests for payment from insurance companies using the appropriate codes. For every medical procedure, injury, illness, and diagnosis, there is a corresponding medical code, and as a medical biller/coder, you will be an expert in this medical code language, acting as a translator as you take each bit of information and put it into the corresponding numeric or alphanumeric code that can then be used to create a financial report, also called a claim, to send to the insurance company. The claim ensures the medical provider is properly compensated for their services by the insurance company, and will determine how much the patient owes. By performing the critical administrative task of billing and coding healthcare procedures, medical biller/coders free medical assistants, nurses, doctors and other medical staff to provide hands-on care to patients.

Because medical biller/coders are responsible for the important task of billing insurance and patients for healthcare services, it is critical they are not only familiar with the codes used in the industry, but also understand the guidelines and rules of the codes, and are able to use them accurately. Medical biller/coders must be detail-oriented, accurate with numbers, and pay close attention to the adherence of guidelines. At Asher, the Medical Billing and Coding program can teach you the important skills you need to be employable as a medical biller/coder, including: 

  • Comprehensive Medical Terminology
  • In depth study of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hands on practice in logging Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • How to prepare and file insurance claims
  • Trends in the insurance industry
  • How to analyze benefits
  • Practice Medical coding and billing procedures utilizing the CPT, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS, and ICD-10-PCS manuals
  • Hands on use of billing and coding software

Asher’s Medical Billing and Coding program is designed to be achievable in as few as 41* weeks, and with our hybrid or online classes, career training is more accessible than ever before. Asher’s hybrid-online classes enable students to complete the majority of the coursework online, while receiving hands-on skills training through regularly scheduled on-campus labs. Through this hybrid-online format, students receive the practical experience they need, in a safe manner that adheres to all local, state, and federal health guidelines.

Graduates of the Medical Billing and Coding program will receive a Certificate of Completion, and may choose to pursue their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree by completing another 6 months of General Education courses. Upon the completion of the 41* week certificate program, students will be prepared to sit for professional certifications including the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), and the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) from the National Healthcareer Association, the  CPC-A Certified Professional Coder or the CPB-Certified Professional Biller from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Nationally-recognized industry certifications such as these show potential employers your level of skill and knowledge and can help you stand out in a crowded job field.

If you are detail-oriented, thrive in an administrative setting, and are looking for a career that offers both flexibility and stability even in a difficult job market, then a career as a medical biller/coder might be a great fit for you! With Asher’s administrative healthcare career training programs at the Sacramento, California; Dallas, Texas; and Las Vegas, Nevada campuses, you can gain the skills you need for an essential career in administrative healthcare in less than 1 year! Right now is a great time to join the growing healthcare field – Contact us today to get started! 

*Full time students can complete their Medical Billing and Coding certificate program in 41 weeks, their Health Information Specialist program in 39 weeks or their Medical Records program in 26 weeks.