Career Step Announces New Career Training Program for Medical Coding Field

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Career Step has announced the launch of a new program that will expand the career options of professionals and students in the medical coding field with training in inpatient medical coding.

There has long been a distinction between inpatient and outpatient medical coding and billing.

Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, has announced the launch of a new Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Coding and Billing career training program. This program will expand the career options of professionals and students in the medical coding field with training in inpatient medical coding.

"There has long been a distinction between inpatient and outpatient medical coding and billing," said Michael Wilstead, Career Step CEO. "Career Step has been successfully training outpatient coders for years, and we've built this new program upon that foundation. Now, our students will be able to train for careers in both inpatient and outpatient coding."

The medical coding and billing profession is divided between inpatient and outpatient coding based on the complexity of the procedures and the specific codes used. Students who take the new Career Step Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Coding and Billing program will have the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the inpatient coding specialty, which typically offers attractive pay rates and significant opportunity for advancement.

"We're dedicated to our students' success," said Mike Hodgson, Career Step's Vice President of Enrollments. "This program has been added to Career Step's curricula to provide our students not only increased options as they start their healthcare career, but also a stronger skill set to further expand their career choices."

Career Step has been offering training programs in medical coding since 2004 and has developed strong industry relationships that increase the company's understanding of the industry's training needs. There is currently a nationwide shortage of qualified medical coding and billing professionals, and the Department of Labor estimates that the field will grow 18 percent between 2006 and 2016.

Learn more about the new Career Step Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Coding and Billing at http://www.careerstep.com/medical-billing-coding-training?uid=prs090811 or by calling 1-800-246-7837.

About Career Step, LLC

Career Step is a leading online healthcare education company and 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 helping enrolling students graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career.

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