About Physician Billing & Coding
High standards for a profession that’s in high demand.
Doctors and insurance companies share a language they call coding which assigns standardized letter and number sequences to every diagnosis and procedure known to the medical community. With the widespread use of electronic health records and recent changes in government regulations, the volume of codes has been dramatically expanded. So physicians have more need than ever for certified coding professionals who can accurately record the services performed in their practices.
If you want to work in this growing field, you should know that having the right credentials is nothing less than critical. At Butler, you can pursue either a one-year certificate or a two-year Associate Degree. Both are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
After you have completed your education, you will then take the national certification test for coding. If you pass that test, you will be eligible to work for two years as an apprentice. When you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you can then apply for Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification under the guidelines established by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPCs).
So as you can see, the standards are high, as they should be for this exacting profession. Our curriculum encompasses the latest ICD-10 coding system, the use of electronic health record software, as well as reimbursement policies and procedures. Our instructors work closely with students in small classes. They also have real-life experience with the latest standards and technologies to ensure you are prepared.