BIR Training Center: Health Information Technology (Billing and Coding Certificate) School in Chicago
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Health Information Technology

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What is Health Information Technology?

Health Information Technology is one of the top 10 growing fields. The ever expanding healthcare industry is experiencing a high demand for professionals with knowledge of medical coding, medical billing, and medical records and medical office administration. Many people are finding satisfying and well-paying jobs as medical office professionals. Whether working in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, insurance companies, or running your own business, this field is projected to provide people with stable and well paid work.

A good medical coding specialist is the doctor’s key to getting paid. If you want a job with high earning potential and you want a career in one of the largest and fastest growing industries, then you want a career as a medical biller, medical coder, medical office administrative assistant, or medical records technician.



BIR's Program

BIR’s Health Information Technology program provides comprehensive training in medical terminology and anatomy; procedural and diagnostic coding; manual and electronic billing; as well as medical office administration. Students develop medical office management skills, learn to process insurance claims using industry-standard medical billing software, and learn to code medical diagnoses and procedures. BIR’s Health Information Technology program provides lectures, hands-on training, externships, and preparation for industry certification. BIR prepares students for rewarding work in the in the field of Health Information Technology in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, insurance companies, or their own business.



Externship

BIR Training Center offers externship placements to students in our Health Information Technology Program. This opportunity allows students to gain hands-on job experience in medical practices, billing companies, insurance companies, ambulatory care facilities, or hospitals.



Health Information Technology Program

33 Credits | Full-time: 72 weeks (17 months)





  • Certifications

    • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
    • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
    * BIR Training Center is an NHA approved training and national certification testing site.


  • BIR Training Center is committed to developing quality allied healthcare professionals. We provide:

    • Affordable Tuition
    • Career Assistance
    • Certification Exam Preparation
    • Medical Externship
    • Fully Equipped Medical Labs
    • Hands-On Training
    • Tuition Payment Plans
    • Exam Administration
    • On-site
    • Small Class Sizes
    • Diverse Faculty
    For Qualified Students state grants, student loans, and no interest payment plans are available.

  • Affordable tuition and no-interest payment plans available. BIR Training Center is a WIOA approved training provider.



  • Tutoring in math, English, and computer skills is available.



  • JOB TITLE DUTIES SKILLS/EDUCATION

    Medical Billing Specialist

    Prepares and submits paper and electronic claims to insurance companies. Prepares and sends patients’ billing statements and resolves patient billing inquiries. Processes payments from insurance companies and patients. Works in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, among others

    SKILLS

    Review and update patient medical records, charges & payments. Resolve errors and address insurance claims. Enter patient demographics to insure the highest level of accuracy

    EDUCATION

    Health Information Technology training and Industry Certification in Billing

    Medical Coding Specialist

    Extracts and analyzes medical information from patient paper and electronic records to assign appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes for maximum reimbursement. Works in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, among others

    SKILLS

    Assign appropriate ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS code(s). Understand medical coding and billing systems, regulatory requirements, auditing concepts, government payor policies and medical billing procedures.

    EDUCATION

    Health Information Technology training Industry Certification in Coding

    Patient Financial Services Account Specialist

    PFS Account Specialists are responsible for preparing electronic claims, completing insurance claims, and providing appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes on patient records. Works in hospitals, physicians’ offices, and skilled nursing facilities.

    SKILLS

    Manage finance and revenue cycle and insurance reimbursement. Able to assist patients and insurance companies with billing problems. Current with CPT, ICD, HCPCS and modifier changes and correct usage.

    EDUCATION

    Health Information Technology training and Administrative Medical Assistant Certification.

    Medical Records Technician

    Maintains patients’ paper and electronic medical records. Regularly communicates with physicians and other healthcare professionals. Works in physician’s offices, hospitals, ambulatory and acute care facilities.

    SKILLS

    Understand medical-legal regulations that govern confidentiality and release of protected health information. Analyze electronic data and manage patients’ health information data.

    EDUCATION

    Health Information Technology training and Administrative Medical Assistant Certification

    Medical Office Administrative Specialist

    Responsible for front-line office functions such as appointment scheduling, call triaging, customer service, capturing patient demographics, accessing and preparing medical records. Works in physicians’ offices, clinics, ambulatory and acute care facilities.

    SKILLS

    Understand the essentials of anatomy & physiology, healthcare coding and medical office procedures. Manage software applications and electronic transmission of medical records and correspondence.

    EDUCATION

    Health Information Technology training and Administrative Medical Assistant Certification