What is medical billing and coding, and is it easy?

im looking for a carrer, and i saw a medical billing and coding specialist. I I want a carrer that will be fast and easy to start and make good money. I want to know what i will have to do to become a medical billing/coding specialist?, what do they do?, and is it fast, easy and what is the job outlook?

Asked By: sarah b - 3/30/2010
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Medical billing involves everything from getting authorization for patient visits, collecting co-payments, submitting claims and reports to the insurance companies, posting payments, writing off discounts and billing patients for unpaid amounts. One can even be involved in following up on unpaid claims and appealing... More
Answered By: redhed - 3/31/2010
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You have to go to college for about a year to get your medical coding certificate. then take a test to become a Certified Coding Associate.
Answered By: Paul B - 3/30/2010
I knew people that did it online. It doesn't appear that it is very hard. I knew someone that did it that didn't even have a high school education. Anyone can do it. Go for it!
Answered By: A - 3/12/2014
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