GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!

Medical Billing

Learn the coding language!

Learn the coding language!

Be the unsung hero of healthcare.

OURDIFFERENCE

OURDIFFERENCE

* SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

WE'RE DIFFERENT.
SO ARE YOU.

We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT AMEDICAL BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST CAREER

Why would you want to be a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?

Medical billing and coding is a growing field with a high demand for skilled professionals. Becoming a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist offers a stable career path with opportunities for growth and advancement.

Additionally, the work is often flexible, with many specialists having the option to work from home.

What are Medical Billing and Coding Specialists?

Medical Billing and Coding Specialists are professionals who are responsible for translating medical services into codes for billing purposes. They work closely with medical providers and insurance companies to ensure that patients receive accurate and timely billing statements.

Where can Medical Billing and Coding Specialists work?

Medical Billing and Coding Specialists can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and government agencies.

How long is Medical Billing and Coding Specialist training?

The length of Medical Billing and Coding Specialist training can vary, but it typically takes between 6 and 12 months to complete a program.

What skills do you need to be a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?

To be a successful Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, you need strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a good understanding of medical terminology and coding systems.

Do you need any certifications to become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?

While certification is not required to become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, many employers prefer to hire candidates who hold certification from recognized organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AS AMEDICAL BILLING AND CODING TRAINEE

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Microsoft Word Certified

*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.

SKILL BADGES

Microsoft Word

Career Service

Communication

EHR Intermediate

Hipaa

Anatomy

Applied Coding Novice

Applied Coding Intermediate

Applied Coding Proficient

Billing Insurance

Claims and Collections

Coding Manuals Career

Problem Solving

Professionalism

Telemedicine

Transformative Body Systems

Using Electronic Records

Vital Body Systems

Words Per Minute

Course Descriptions

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic word processing. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Word Exam.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

The role of customer service is studied focusing on skills needed to work effectively with individuals or groups. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be incorporated in exploring varying aspects of interaction with internal and external customers.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the skills needed for career success. Students will have the opportunity to learn about setting personal and professional goals, job search techniques and portfolio development. Final resume, cover letter and mock interviews are key aspects of this course. Students may also learn about different career paths.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

An introduction to the keyboard and proper touch typing will be focused on in this course. Students will utilize word processing software to incorporate keyboarding skills in the creation of business and professional documents.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study communication skills utilizing informal writing techniques. Focus will be on the production of work product that demonstrates basic skills in communicating to individuals or groups. Software and/or online ancillaries will be incorporated to supplement project creation.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the foundational systems of the human body. The structure and function of the Integumentary, Muscular, and Skeletal systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common Medical Terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the vital systems of the human body. The structure and function of the Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, and Nervous systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common Medical Terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the transformative systems of the human body. The structure and function of the digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common medical terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore the electronic health record. Students will practice administrative tasks such as scheduling, completing reports, entering coding, and billing information, and submitting claims. Healthcare ethics and compliance with HIPAA regulations is emphasized throughout the course.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore the electronic health record. Students will practice administrative tasks such as maintaining records, completing forms, documenting diagnoses, and posting charges, payments, and adjustments. Healthcare ethics and compliance with HIPAA regulations are emphasized throughout the course.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course exposes students to the fundamental elements and terminology of medical insurance payment systems and reimbursements. Students will examine different types of healthcare insurance coverage, the medical billing cycle, and the general guidelines and processes for claims preparation and transmission. Types of data that must be gathered in each patient encounter will be discussed, as well as protected health information as applied to HIPAA.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students examine special regulations and requirements surrounding private payers like Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Government payers like Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare. Special attention will be paid to specific CMS-1500 form requirements for these payers, along with electronic claim submission requirements. Issues surrounding proper Workers’ Compensation claims reporting and other accidental injuries will be discussed.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students examine effective communication techniques used by professionals in a variety of medical settings. Emphasis is placed on appropriately tailoring verbal and written communication to various audiences and scenarios. Soft skills and etiquette are also addressed, especially as it pertains to professionalism, legal compliance, and the use of technology.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to law and ethics in the medical profession. Students will be introduced to the rights and responsibilities of healthcare consumers and providers. Differences between law, ethics and moral values will be presented. Protected health information will be identified and discussed as applied to HIPAA.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 10 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the navigation of coding manuals. Book format and structure will be explored. Proper and efficient techniques to look-up codes will be an integral part of this course.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: MED116

In this course, students will practice proper diagnosis coding, service coding and proper modifier placement. Selecting appropriate ICD-10, CPT and/or HCPC codes in this course will center around the systems that help to build our bodies: Integumentary, Muscular, and Skeletal systems.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: MED116

In this course, students will practice proper diagnosis coding, service coding and proper modifier placement. Selecting appropriate ICD-10, CPT and/or HCPC codes in this course will center around the systems that sustain our bodies: Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, and Nervous systems.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: MED116

In this course, students will practice proper diagnosis coding, service coding and proper modifier placement. Selecting appropriate ICD-10, CPT and/or HCPC codes in this course will center around the systems that affect human health, wellness, and life sustainment: Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine, and Reproductive systems.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study office procedures using the functionality of business machines in resolving business problems. Students will incorporate 10-key calculators and other electronic applications in completion of course objectives.

Hours: Theory 0 / Laboratory 0 / Externship 168 / Total 168 / Quarter Credits 5.5 / Final course

This 168-hour course provides the student with an opportunity to utilize learned skills in a work environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to observe and participate in activities associated with their training and career direction. Students will work without compensation and must complete the total hours and skills requirements that reflect an overall understanding of the job competencies.

CAREER TRAINING.YOU CAN TRUST

ACCREDITED

Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

APPROVED

Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.

authorized

Southern Careers Institute is Authorized by the National Health Career Association to train Medical Billing and Coding Specialists and a certification testing site.

OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEENHIRED BY

Employers are not incentivized by Southern Careers Institute (SCI) to hire our graduates. Employers are not incentivized to review or comment on the performance and outcomes of our graduates, or on SCI. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, and job prospects are not indicative of those for current and future students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

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Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

GET UP TO $4,500FOR YOUR FUTURE

Get up to $4500 in grants toward your career training at Southern Careers Institute.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER.

Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation, and we will pay for it!

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2. Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation

3. We will pay for it!

FACT: TODAY'S EMPLOYERSNEED YOUR SKILLS

Medical Records Specialists Occupation Code: 29-2072

Location Mean Annual Wage
Austin $46,810
Brownsville-Harligen $34,380
Corpus Christi $40,980
Pharr $34,070
San Antonio North & South $43,980
Waco $40,470

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

Displayed salaries and job outlook data do not reflect the prospects of Southern Careers Institute graduates’ job placement outcomes and starting salaries. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, job prospects, and salary data sourced for (insert specific metro and job page) does not reflect data applicable to entry-level positions.

FINANCIAL AID. THE SIMPLE WAY.

We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and Military education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

Institutional Grants

Federal Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits

Workforce Funding

Private Student Loans

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees. Employers are looking for specific skills from candidates they can hire with confidence. Our coursework goes deeper than pen and paper, providing hands-on learning opportunities that set us apart from the competition. Our goal is to provide you with an education that will empower your future.

That’s okay! At Southern Careers Institute, we have had a plethora of students successfully complete their programs after being away from school for long periods of time. We’re ready to meet you where you’re at, providing a community-based learning environment where you’ll feel right at home as you readjust to life as a student!

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in your chosen field. Whether it’s our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational programs available, rest assured that you will graduate ready to tackle industry-specific certifications.

As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid and grant programs to make your education more achievable. Contact us today and one of our financial aid representatives will explain the process and answer all of your questions.
We have experienced financial aid officers at each campus ready to help you with all your needs. Upon your personal interview, a financial aid officer can determine which financial aid programs you qualify for.
Call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all your questions and help match your personality to a specific career path.

“Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

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Transfer students need to provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions to be eligible for credit transfer with SCI. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.
If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.

Completion time varies by program. However, we can share that our program lengths average between 36-48 weeks. (with successful fulltime enrollment)

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