5959 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Suite 110, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Medical Billing and Coding

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Come and take the first step in being involved in a rewarding career in the medical field which does not require direct hands-on patient care.

Medical Billers and Coders transform verbal descriptions of disease, injuries, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and all other healthcare provider services and procedures into standardized numeric or alphanumeric designations which then could be turned into a bill for the payment or insurance reimbursement. You would also be prepared for processing claims for commercial insurance companies, government medical claims such as Medicare, medical and workers compensation, Tricare and disability insurance claims as well as Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Medical Billers and Coders duties may vary with the size of the facility they work for.

Classes are starting soon. Don’t wait. Complete the short form and get enrolled.

Learn Medical Billing and Coding

Complete the secure form below to learn more about our affordable medical billing and coding program.

We will not share your personal information with other individuals or organizations without your permission.

NIU College Diploma in 9 Months

Graduate in 9 Months

Quickly move on to a satisfying career with our fast-track training.

NIU College Placement Assistance 90% Placement Rate

Placement Assistance

Get placement assistance, interview coaching, and complimentary resume building.

NIU College Lowest Price Reassurance

Lowest Price
Reassurance

Study with the knowledge that no one can match our combined value and quality.

WHAT DOES A MEDICAL BILLER AND CODER DO?

Medical Billing and Coding is a vital part of the health care industry and one of the greatest careers among the medical field. Medical Billers and Coders play an important role among health care providers, patients and insurance companies, to ensure that health care providers get paid for the services they perform.

What is the difference between a Medical Biller and Medical Coder?

Medical Coding is a translation of medical procedures. Medical Coders learn how to translate a doctor’s diagnosis, medical procedures, outpatient procedures or even prescriptions into a numeric or alphanumeric code. For every injury, diagnosis, and medical procedure, there is a corresponding code. Medical Billing is turning these information and timely submission of bills to insurance companies, to pay the providers for the services rendered.

Now is a very good time to look at a career in Medical Billing and Coding. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Medical Billing and Coding is one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers ( 13% from 2016-2026 ), and the median salary for coders and billers to start was $18.40 an hour in 2018.

Medical Billers and Coders perform a variety of duties which include but is not limited to:
  • Submit claims to insurance companies for patient procedures and treatments
  • Obtain insurance referrals and pre-authorizations for patient procedures
  • Understand insurance guidelines, including those for HMO/PPO, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Review patient bills for accuracy and fill in any missing information
  • Check payments for accuracy
  • Talk with insurance companies about payment discrepancies
  • Collect delinquent accounts
  • Answer phone inquiries from patients and insurance companies
  • Use medical billing software to bill insurances
  • Know Fair Debt Collection Practices
  • Translate diagnosis and medical information into codes
  • Interact with physicians and assistants to ensure codes are accurate and ready to be converted into a medical
    bill
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality and information security
Medical Billers and Coders can find employment at a variety of healthcare institutions, including:
  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s offices
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Home health care services
  • Urgent Cares
  • Clinics
  • Insurance Companies
Medical Billing and Coding Program Woodland Hills

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS (SUMMARY)

Program Duration36 Weeks
Externship Duration8 Weeks
Program Tuition and Cost$9,775
Required National TestingNone
Certification AwardedDiploma in Medical Billing and Coding

COURSES YOU WOULD TAKE FOR THIS PROGRAM

AH100Allied Health Intro80 Hours
MB 101Commercial Claims80 Hours
MB 102Government Claims80 Hours
MB 103Managed Care, Claims, Patient Accounts, Collections80 Hours
MC 101Diagnosis Coding80 Hours
MC 102Procedure Coding80 Hours
MC 103Coding From Source Documents80 Hours
MBC 200Externship160 Hours

ADD UP ALL THE BENEFITS

Once you consider all the ways you benefit from the NIU College experience, it’s an easy decision to make. Join our NIU family today!

  • Lowest Tuition in town
  • Small class size – 15 max vs. 30-40 at other colleges
  • Weekday or Weekend classes available
  • Excellent placement rate – with placement assistance
  • Books, scrubs, stethoscope, pressure cuff, and all other lab materials included
  • Refresher courses at no charge
  • Resume writing and mock interview skills
  • Community-oriented, family-style setting offering personal recognition
  • NHA, NCCT approved testing site with in-house proctoring