Many smaller medical practices are now combining their coding and billing responsibilities into one position, and the future of healthcare documentation points to a combination of these fields
Springville, Utah (PRWEB) March 4, 2009
Career Step, a leader in the healthcare documentation training industry, will release a new Medical Coding and Billing online training program the first week of March. This program was developed in collaboration with industry experts and employers to train Career Step graduates for careers in the growing medical coding and billing industry.
"We've developed our new Medical Coding and Billing program in response to the needs of industry employers," says Celeste Harjehausen, Career Step's chief operating officer. "Despite the economic downturn, there is still strong, growing demand for skilled medical coding and billing professionals. Graduates of Career Step's program will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to excel within the industry."
The new Medical Coding and Billing program builds upon an earlier medical coding career training program, released in 2004. The new program features expanded curriculum and enhancements, including training on medical billing procedures. Partnerships with industry experts and employers, as well as feedback and suggestions from more than 2,300 students who trained in the earlier course, helped shape the new program.
"Many smaller medical practices are now combining their coding and billing responsibilities into one position, and the future of healthcare documentation points to a combination of these fields" says Andrea Anaya, Career Step's founder. "We've added the billing portion to our program to provide our students with greater flexibility as they're searching for jobs and a stronger skill set once they are employed."
Career Step's Medical Coding and Billing program is an online training course that allows students to study on their own schedules and at their own pace. The program can be completed in as little as four months for full-time students.
Career Step offers an online, interactive demonstration of its new Medical Coding and Billing program at http://www.careerstep.com/cb.
About Career Step
Career Step is the nation's leading provider of online healthcare documentation training. Career Step enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company. Career Step is committed to seeing each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career. Career Step has been in business for over seventeen years and is headquartered in Springville, Utah.