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Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist Career Paths

Properly trained insurance billing andcoding professionals are in very high demand across the healthcare industry. Positions exists in all areas of healthcare including doctors’ offices, insurance companies, hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, or any other healthcare provider. Examples of career paths for Herzing University graduates include:

  • Medical Coder
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Coding Specialist
  • Abstractor
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Coding Technician
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Medical Clerk
  • Health Information Specialist

Graduates of the Herzing University insurance billing and coding specialist programs will be positioned to work as either a medical biller or medical coder. They may also choose to incorporate both career paths as some employers seek one person who is capable of performing both functions.

Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist Salary

Salaries for insurance billing and coding professionals depend on level of education, experience, credentials earned, and geographic location.

  • The American Academy of Professional Coders recently compiled a salary survey in which over 15,000 members responded. See the result at AAPC Salary Survey.

Work Environment

Insurance billing and coding specialist typically work in an office environment in either a healthcare facility or agency setting. A typical work week for full-time employees is 40 hours, Monday – Friday with the possibility of paid overtime, depending on the employer. Insurance Billing and Coding Specialists often receive a comprehensive benefit package that includes health insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement savings plan such as profit-sharing or 401(k). Some employers have part-time opportunities available as well.

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .

  • ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE & ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN INSURANCE BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

  • DIPLOMA IN INSURANCE BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

The Herzing University Insurance Billing and Coding programs are designed to prepare students for the following certifications:

American Health Information Management Association

  • CCA Certified Coding Associate
  • CCS Certified Coding Specialists
  • CCS-P Certified Coding Professional (physician-based)


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