How do you become a medical billing and coding speciailist?

Right now I'm going to apply to college and I really want to be a pediatrician, but it takes too much time and money. So I want to start out small like becoming a medical billing and coding specialist, but I don't know how. Can anyone help me on what classes I need to take and tell me how many years does it take to become a medical billing special. Please and thank you. I go to Valencia at Orlando, Florida.

Asked By: ndisthebest - 1/4/2011
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In order to become a medical billing specialist, you must either earn your associate degree through a medical coding and billing program or earn your certification through a vocational school. This process can range anywhere from 6 months to two years, depending on the program and which route you take. With that said... More
Answered By: College Coach - 1/4/2011
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There is quite a bit of difference between the kind of work a pediatrician does and a medical billing Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist or a Medical Insurance Specialist. Medical billing education and training should be completed in a year or less depending on whether you go online and take courses or to your... More
Answered By: Jen - 1/5/2011
You can take classes through Milwaukee Career College while you are still in college and be able to get your medical coding and billing certification while you are in school. Check out their medical coding and billing page for more information to see if... More
Answered By: Webster - 1/5/2011
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