Antelope Valley School District

Medical Billing & Coding

In partnership with CalRegional, this course prepares graduates for entry-level positions as billing and coding specialists in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, and more. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take and pass the national exam for Medical Biller & Coder Certification through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).

FACTS:

  • There are currently over 3,500 jobs available for medical billing & coding specialists in California.  
  • California medical billing & coding specialists have an average salary of $42,000.
  • This career offers many opportunities to work from home and can serve as a stepping stone to other medical careers.

Above information is obtained from www.bls.gov.

ACQUIRED SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • Review medical records and translate patients' diagnoses into medical codes, including ICD, CPT, and HCPCS.
  • Determine care services and manage the health insurance claim process. 
  • Understand basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. 
  • Audit medical billing for compliance and fraud prevention.

THIS COURSE PREPARES YOU FOR:

  • Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC)
What is it?

Medical billing and coding specialists are responsible for maintaining and accurately reporting and categorizing patient information.

What will i do?
  • Scheduling appointments for patients.
  • Checking patients’ records to be sure the data within is complete, accurate, and up to date.
  • Managing data for clinical databases and registries.
  • Keeping track of patient outcomes for quality assessment.
  • Assigning clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis with the help of classification software.
  • Electronically documenting data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting.
  • Upholding the confidentiality of patients’ records.
LEADS TO THESE JOBS:
  • Medical Claims Processor
  • Medical Secretary
  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical Coding Manager
  • Medical Coding Auditor
  • Medical & Health Services Manager
Is this for me?
  • Detail-oriented
  • Data-oriented
  • Critical thinking 
  • Organizational skills 
  • Multi-task

calregional in partnership with ANTELOPE VALLEY ADULT EDUCATION OFFERS:

  • 148 hours of online instruction, including two days of live instructor-led learning and two days of self-paced assignments. 
  • National exam.

Location:

1220 West Ave J
Lancaster, CA 93534
 

Phone: 661-483-2302
Fax: 661-483-2311