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august

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Medical billing training
« on: November 15, 2012, 09:07:35 AM »
I am wanting to go through some training to become a medical biller.

What are your thoughts on the Medical Billing and Reimbursement course through on the AAPC.com website? 

By reading through some of these post I am finding that there are a lot of rules when it comes to billing medical claims and want to make sure that I am getting the best training I can find to do my job correctly and efficiently. 


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Re: Medical billing training
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 09:57:08 AM »
I am not familiar with the AAPC course. 
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Re: Medical billing training
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 11:26:56 AM »
I would take a look at the course syllabus here: http://static.aapc.com/ppdf/Medical_Billinga_and_Reimbursement_Syllabus_07-101.pdf   

I do want to touch base on what you said:

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By reading through some of these post I am finding that there are a lot of rules when it comes to billing medical claims and want to make sure that I am getting the best training I can find to do my job correctly and efficiently. 

In my experience I find that the course best for you really depends on what you want to do. Are you seeking employment or are you planning to start your own business. There is a SIGNIFICANT difference. A course such as the AAPC course SEEMS like a standard online course that will help SUPPLEMENT learning to do medial billing but it will NOT prepare someone for all of the actual functions and regulations of starting your own business. For example, in reviewing the AAPC course syllabus I noticed there was NOTHING about HIPAA compliance, security, transactions, policies/procedures, etc. So IMHO this type of course is a great STARTER but MUCH more will be needed if you plan to start your own business.   So I do think you need to decide which way your leaning first and then make a decision about training. 
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Re: Medical billing training
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 09:37:47 PM »
I will be just seeking employment.


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Re: Medical billing training
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 06:16:58 PM »
When I checked the syllabus available in their website, I eventually realized how dedicated they are in training aspiring students like you. It's also a great opportunity for you, like what you've said, since you're interested in working in this industry. I've had experienced with some medical billing processes since I'm working in an outsourcing company that offers healthcare services. If I would be given an opportunity like this, I'd definitely grab it! Good luck, august!  :)
Working as an SSG Specialist in Infinit Outsourcing, Inc., a BPO company that provides various healthcare solutions such as payment posting, ICD-9 coding, claims submission and more.

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Re: Medical billing training
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 03:50:36 PM »
Thank You!

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Re: Medical billing training
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 04:05:02 PM »
I don't try to be a ball buster..but to just be HONEST and upfront... If you will be seeking employment, you will want to know it's a VERY VERY tough career to bust into.. no matter what your education is. W/out experience, and if you will be seeking employment it's going to be a tough road, especially in this economy as well.
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Re: Medical billing training
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 07:11:05 AM »
This course does not teach medical coding in depth, nor does it prepare students for the CPCģ exam. While AAPC does not currently offer an exam or credential for medical billing, the information presented in this course will enhance codersí expertise and help them become more successful.

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Re: Medical billing training
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013, 06:15:46 AM »
I havenít got much idea about that course, but I can tell you about the course CareerStep offers because Iíve heard a lot of positive reviews about it. Itís completely online and designed to help you establish a firm foothold in the medical billing and coding profession. Visit http://www.careerstep.com/medical-coding-billing to get more details.