Medical Billing & Coding/Office Administration
Program Details & Tool Bonus Information
What is the Future for Medical Administrative Jobs?
Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population will require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. Moreover, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies.1
High Demand Skills
Graduates of this intensive program will be trained for entry-level positions as medical billers, medical coders and nedical administrative assistants. Those who earn the CPC-Apprentice status, by passing the AAPC Coding Exam, will be, with one year of documented qualifying work experience, candidates for entry-level medical billing or coding positions.
The program is taught by instructors who are experienced professional billers/coders. Students benefit from their experience by receiving instruction that goes beyond a textbook. The classroom environment replicates the workplace to give students the experience of what it is like to be in a medical administrative, billing or coding position. MTTI is approved to use AAPC curriculum--what is covered in Coding, insurance, Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology apply to passing the Professional Coding exam. Skills taught include:
- Office Administration / Professional
- Communication & Customer Service Skills
- Scheduling Electronic Appointments
- Medical Terminology / Anatomy & Physiology
- MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Microsoft Outlook & Internet Research
- HIPAA & Legal and Ethical Issues
- Financial Management
- Medical Billing & Collections
- Medical Insurance
- Electronic Medical Records
- ICD-10-CM, CPT® Professional, HCPCS & ICD-10-PCS (Hospital) Coding Manuals
The 120-hour Medical Billing & Coding or Medical Office Internship in helps students transition from the classroom into the workforce. Students get real life experience, and earn a positive reference for future employment. Students may also receive an offer of employment at the internship site.
Medical Billing & Coding / Office Administration students are able to pursure many career paths. Students may choose to intern according to their interest in billing, coding, front desk / reception or office administration. Past students have completed internships in doctors’, chiropractors’ and physical therapy offices. Other sites include: community health centers, hospitals, urgent care settings, nursing homes, and billing and coding companies.
Each student receives a Chromebook for use throughout the program. Graduates who successfully enter verified training-related employment within 90 days, are eligible to keep the Chromebook. The Tool Bonus Policy is outlined in the Student Orientation Booklet. Please see an Admissions Representative for complete details on this tool policy.
Faculty & Staff
MTTI instructors are highly experienced health and administrative professionals that meet the standards of approval by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education (OSE) within the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) and the ACCSC (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.) MTTI Instructors and Staff work together with Career Service Specialists to assist students in pursuing their career goals.
Graduates who successfully complete the 900-hour program will receive a Medical Billing & Coding/Office Administration Diploma. Each of MTTI’s programs has been approved by the Massachusetts state education agency, and the ACCSC (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.)
Costs for 2019-2020 tuition, fees and supplies, before any Title IV funding loans are applied are listed on the Consumer Information Page for this program.
To view graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing this program and other important information, please visit the Program Consumer Information page.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17