Davenport, Iowa (PRWEB) July 28, 2008
Kaplan Continuing Education today announced the launch of its new online Medical Billing Certification program, an online course for medical coding and billing training designed to help individuals pursuing employment in the ever-growing healthcare field.
"According to the Department of Labor, many employers prefer to hire billing employees who have completed some college courses or a degree," said Lisa Rosenzweig, the Executive Director at Kaplan Continuing Education. "The Department also predicts that the need for billing clerks will grow four percent through 2016 and most of this growth will be in the medical field. Kaplan Continuing Education provides students with the training they need to compete for positions in the booming healthcare industry."
This healthcare professional certificate provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent medical billers. The entry-level training includes instruction in medical terminology, health insurance rules, medical coding, HIPAA compliance and patient billing. The KCE Medical Billing Certificate consists of eight courses that can be completed within 12 months.
Enrollment for the KCE Medical Billing Certificate is currently underway. For more information about this online continuing medical education [online continuing medical education program], visit http://www.kaplancontinuingeducation.com/hcp/.
The Kaplan Continuing Education certificate programs offer online career education and training to professionals looking for a real-world education coupled with the flexibility of web-based learning. KCE programs are designed to provide students with the educational foundation they need to distinguish themselves from the competition.
Kaplan Continuing Education is part of Kaplan University. Based in Davenport, Iowa, Kaplan University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The University offers more than 100 academic programs and currently serves more than 41,000 online and on-ground students, with support centers in Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Phoenix.
About Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 80,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the United States and in Europe. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education and Concord Law School of Kaplan University. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from high school diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a Juris Doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).