I am Planning to Obtain Training as a Medical Biller

by Sharon Lewis
(Columbus, Ohio)

I would like to obtain training as a medical billing clerk. I am looking for some good online schools that cost under $1200. I noticed that a lot of schools offer medical billing and coding combined. I am only interested in medical billing.


I want to finish my training within 9 months and want to seek employment as a entry level medical billing/records clerk. What are the job opportunities like in this field for medical billers? I live in Columbus, Ohio and an thinking about moving to Florida within the next 2 years. I want to seek employment as a medical billing clerk in Florida. What online school would you recommend that would give me the best training? Thanks.

Thanks for visiting the site.

A few possibilities for Medical Billing training:

1) Medical Billing Course.com is a reputable online training program for Medical Billing. Their comprehensive programs run from about $500 to $700. Its run by Tammy Harlin who has a great reputation in the Medical Billing community. If you are just interested in medical billing this is a good option.

2) You can get a good listing of schools in your area by using the EduSearch school search service on our
Medical Billing Schools page - you may have to scroll down a little. You may have to submit info to get more detailed info on the individual programs. They allow you to filter for online or schools with a campus.

3) Your local community or technical college may have an affordable medical billing program - of course these aren’t usually online programs.

The opportunities for medical billers are very good but the challenge is getting experience. There’s always job listings in our area for medial billers - and that’s probably the case with most cities. But they all seem to require at least some experience. Anything you can do to get experience would be a great help in landing a job. Because so many providers and hospitals need good medical billers, there’s always opportunities.

When I first started I offered to work for free at a friends billing service. Fortunately they gave me a part time job and paid me. It was a great way to get experience and understand the process of medical billing.

So anything you can do to get some experience or exposure to the field would be great - even if its for a short time. If you are currently working in a medical office now, try to get involved in some way with the billing and coding. Or just ask the biller or coder about there job.

Hope this answers your question.

Thanks,

Gina

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