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Professional Advancement in Medical Billing

Medical billers and coders can earn good money as medical claims processors and consultants by processing claims electronically for healthcare providers who do not have the ability to do it themselves. Once established, these highly skilled professionals earn impressive wages. Salary.com reports that the average annual salary range for medical billers and coders is between $33,370 and $41,5061 depending on education, experience and credentials.

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities and the possibility for career advancement abound in medical billing and coding everywhere. Understandably, medical clinics, practices, insurance offices and companies are looking for individuals who are certified in the field to ensure that the person who they hired is competent and proficient.

Also!!! Health Information Management (HIM)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) President Mervat Abdelhak, Ph.D., RHIA recently stated: "As the healthcare industry moves further into the information age, the role of the HIM professional is becoming even more critical". The Canadian Health Information management Association (CHIMA) Executive Director and College Rgistrar Gail Crook, CCHRA, CHE agree. Health information management professionals are the backbone of today's complex personal health information management systems and therefore of the clinical work force across the nation. Their services to patient care, public health and business growth deserves to be recognized. The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 49 percent growth in the number of HIM workers by 2010.

Where So Much Is Expected...

Over the coming years more and more medical billing and medical coding professionals will be needed to enter patient information into computer databases to comply with Federal legislation mandating the use of electronic patient records. Where so much is expected employers want to ensure they are hiring the best possible candidate for their team. Individuals that are experienced and certified and belong to professional membership organizations are preferred and often their first choice to be granted an interview.

 
 
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