Loudoun County, Virginia (Vocus) October 30, 2008
Capture Billing & Consulting, Inc., a medical billing company located in South Riding, Virginia, has partnered with the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College NOVA to provide Medical Billing instructors for it’s Workforce and Development program. The program offers students a Certificate in Medical Billing. Classes include medical terminology, medical office workflow, medical insurance billing and computerized billing.
People of diverse backgrounds and educational levels take these classes to receive job training and gain employment in the medical billing field. Many of the students have been downsized, are reentering the workforce or want to advance their careers. Students learn skills for handling difficult patient situations, medical law and ethics, general office procedures, medical billing, CPT and ICD-9 coding, claim submission, insurance follow-up and use of medical billing software. Proper handling of patient medical records and proper documentation use to ensure privacy issues and liability are also covered.
With the slow economy, class enrollment has doubled. “Traditionally the healthcare industry has been a very stable place of employment”, states Manny Oliverez, Director of Operations at Capture Billing and an instructor at the college. “People want secure jobs and with the job training we offer students are better prepared to enter into a new career”.
Katie Jennings is the Medical Billing Coordinator for Continuing Education at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus. According to Jennings, “We are glad to have instructors from Capture Billing. Their expertise in the Medical Billing field adds great credibility to our program. Thousands of students have already been helped with the classes we offer“.
Capture Billing also works closely with other colleges, providing internship opportunities for students to get real world work experience. And the training does not stop there. The company offers continuous training for its own staff of medical billers. Capture encourages and pays for its employees to obtain advanced CPC certification from The American Academy of Professional Coders.