American Career Institute’s Medical Billing and Coding Training Program
With career-driven courses spanning the technology and health care fields, the American Career Institute (ACI) has eight convenient schools throughout Massachusetts and Maryland. One area of increased job market demand recently highlighted in the ACI blog at www.aci.edu is in medical billing and coding.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines this sector as an area of expanding activity, with positions as health information technicians and in medical records niches expected to grow by more than 20 percent over the next eight years. The increased demand for technically proficient professionals in the industry reflects an overall aging American population that will require increased medical care and attention.
Duties associated with medical billing and coding include reviewing patient records and tracking outcomes. High volumes of data related to care and insurance processing require rigorous maintenance and organization. In addition, steps must be taken to protect the integrity of patients’ personal files and health records. The American Career Institute’s medical billing and coding curriculum provides analytical training in technical areas such as CPT-4 and ICD-9 coding.