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The fast life had caught up to Becky, leading to health problems, job problems, and even a run-in with the law. That’s when she decided it was time to make a change for the better put herself on the positive path to success. And the best way to do that was with an education.
Knowing that returning to school would ultimately create a better life, Malivuk enrolled in Everest College’s Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program. She quickly excelled in her classes and even became a student ambassador, offering her fellow classmates the support and encouragement they needed to succeed.
As Malivuk pursued her studies, her personal life began to turn around, too. Thanks to her excellent school attendance record and promising grades, a judge repealed all of Malivuk’s legal matters.
“Becky is truly deserving of this award,” said Catherine Killian, president of Everest College in Merrionette Park. Ill. “We are very proud she found a way to succeed.”
A recent study at Georgetown University has concluded that the survival of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) means that demand for healthcare workers will spike through 2020. In fact, they predict that the U.S. will require 5.6 million healthcare workers in the next 8 years.
About 80% of those jobs, they say, will require some sort of specialized training or education, like that offered at Everest. Now could be the perfect time to start training for your next career. Everest offers quick, hands-on programs for:
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
- And more
With the right training, you could be well-prepared for a great career now, and in the future. Contact Everest today and learn more about the programs offered, campus locations and class start dates.
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (MIBC) is one of Everest’s most popular career programs. MIBC is critical to the operation of physicians’ practices, health clinics, hospitals and any other facility that needs to process medical insurance claims to pay its doctors, nurses and other service providers.
The responsibilities of the typical MIBC specialist include:
- Entering insurance claims into a database using standard codes for medical diagnostics, treatments and procedures.
- Submitting claims to the appropriate insurance companies.
- If claims are denied, conferring with the appropriate physician to ensure that the claim was properly entered and, if necessary, resubmitting the claim with new information.
Because of its popularity, MIBC is taught throughout the system of Everest College, Institute and University. You can usually complete MIBC training in less than a year. For more information, please visit www.everest.edu.
Programs, program lengths and program schedules vary by campus. Campuses vary by state. Everest College, Everest Institute and Everest University are part of the Everest family of schools.
CHICAGO (Dec. 6, 2010) – Everest College is expanding in the Chicago area with the addition of a campus in southwest suburban Bedford Park. The new school, designed to help meet the growing demand for hands-on, career-focused education, is the seventh Everest campus in the Chicago metropolitan area.
“Based on the growing enrollment at our other local schools, it’s apparent the Chicago market for career training is underserved, especially in the face of the high unemployment rate and funding cutbacks at public post-secondary institutions,” said Sean Quinn, regional vice president of operations for Everest College. “We look forward to bringing more educational opportunities to Chicago and suburban residents who seek new skills and careers to better compete in this tough job market.”
The 40,814-square-foot campus facility in Bedford Park will be located less than two miles south of Midway Airport at 7414 S. Cicero Ave., across from the Ford City Mall. The campus opens for visitors Dec. 6, and classes officially begin Jan. 26 with a projected enrollment of 1,000 students.
Classes are conducted during the day, evenings, and on weekends to make it convenient for students who are currently employed or have other needs for a flexible schedule, according to Quinn. The campus is located near public transportation corridors for easy accessibility.
The new school also creates jobs, already bringing approximately 45 faculty and other staff to the area.
Everest College’s six other Chicago-area campuses are located in Burr Ridge, Chicago, Merrionette Park, North Aurora, Skokie and Merrillville, Ind.
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About Everest College
Everest College provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business and paralegal. Everest has 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu. News media may contact Tim Young or Alyssa Templeton, L.C. Williams & Associates (for Everest College), 312-565-3900 or 800-837-7123.
Campus Brings New Education Option to Prospective Students
MILWAUKEE – October 14, 2010 – Everest College in Milwaukee will open the doors of the new 44,000 square foot campus in Milwaukee’s Park East Corridor on Monday, October 18. Construction of the new campus, which can accommodate up to 1,000 students, began in April and was completed in September of this year.
Everest provides short-term diploma programs allowing students to receive concentrated training in a particular field, in a short time span. The average program lasts 8 to 10 months making higher education and job training accessible to more adult students.
“Everest College offers quality diploma programs that provide small class sizes and personalized attention to each and every student,” explained Mark Sullivan, president of the Milwaukee campus. “We are dedicated to making higher education and job training accessible to students, regardless of circumstance, in a supportive and empowering environment.”
This fall, Everest is offering a variety of diploma programs including dental and medical assistant, pharmacy technician, massage therapist, medical billing and coding and medical administrative assistant. Everest’s only campus in Wisconsin plans to expand its programs in coming semesters and focuses on helping students overcome barriers to education by providing flexible scheduling options, access to child care and transportation, and ongoing career placement assistance.
“Our mission is to provide an opportunity for career advancement for those who are most in need,” said Sullivan. “Everest is looking forward to the opportunity to help strengthen the educational profile of the City of Milwaukee, and help those pursuing higher education with better career options.”
The new campus has employed 40 new faculty and staff positions. As enrollment increases, Everest plans to add 20 additional positions within in the first year. The new campus will feature interactive classroom technology such as Wi-Fi, laptops and SMART boards, as well as, dental and medical labs, a massage therapy studio, a pharmacy, computer labs, a library and more.
About Everest College
The Everest College – Milwaukee campus is located at 1311 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212. Everest Colleges provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Programs vary by campus. Everest has over 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, please contact Ale Owens at (414) 390-5500 or visit www.Everest.edu.
HENDERSON, Nev. – (July 19, 2010) – Employment for medical coders is expected to increase by more than 20 percent over the next 10 years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.* In response to this demand, Everest College’s campus in Henderson, Nev., is now enrolling for its Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Diploma Program.
Students will gain a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, and learn to prepare and process insurance claims. The eight-month program also provides hands-on computer and keyboarding training to code and maintain patient records.
“The growing health care industry is in need of qualified insurance billing and coding specialists,” said David Fritz Everest-Henderson campus president. “Graduates from the medical insurance billing and coding program can be prepared for entry-level careers as Medical Insurance Billers, Medical Receptionists, Patient Account Representatives and Medical Coding Specialists.
The Medical Insurance Billing and Coding courses include:
- Medical Terminology
- Insurance Coding
- Word Processing
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
- Genitorurinary System
- Integumentary and Endocrine Systems
- Musculoskeletal System
- Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems
- Sensory and Nervous Systems
Graduates from our the medical insurance billing and coding school will be prepared for entry-level careers as a Medical Insurance Biller, Medical Receptionist, Health Information Technicians, Patient Account Representative and Medical Coding Specialists.
About Everest College
Everest College’s Henderson Campus, located at 170 N. Stephanie Street, Henderson, NV 89074, serves the Nevada regions of Henderson, Las Vegas and Boulder City. In addition to the medical billing training, the campus provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice, Massage Therapy, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assisting and Paralegal. Everest College in Henderson, Nev., is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. and is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools throughout the United States of America and Canada. For more information, visit the Everest website a www.Everest.edu.
* Adapted from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition – Medical Records and Health Information Technicians section of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics [http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos103.htm]. Finding employment in your field of interest may be due to a combination of your own hard work, experience, work attitude and local market conditions.
The Everest College Dallas campus is conveniently located on the East Frontage Road of North Central Expressway. The campus offers classes in:
- Criminal Justice
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
The campus includes computer and medical assisting laboratories, lecture rooms, libraries, administrative areas, and a student lounge.
Everest College Dallas
6080 North Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75048
Everest College Dallas is a Branch of Everest College, Portland Oregon. Everest College also has campuses in Arlington, Texas and Fort Worth, Teas
Posted January 24, 2007on:
There are many career schools offering medical coding and billing courses. Sometimes the program is referred to as “Medical Billing,” “Medical Billing and Coding” or “Medical Billing/Coding Specialist.” There are many variations of these names, but all these programs should teach the same skills.
The purpose of this article is to inform you on the top 7 classes (or subjects) you should learn in your medical coding and billing program.
These class names are generic here, but it will give you an idea of what you should expect to learn in a medical billing program.
You want to make sure your medical coding program incorporates these subjects into their curriculum to ensure you receive proper training.
1. Medical Insurance and Billing Issues
A strong knowledge of health care plans and understanding strategies for insurance problem solving is vital for careers in medical billing. This class usually will give students hands-on training in processing insurance claims and learning how to obtain and use correct ICD-9 and CPT codes.
2. Medical Billing Documentation and Evaluation
This class introduces students to the process of documenting medical procedures, as well as documenting unlisted procedures. This class will also cover insurance collection strategies, and will teach you the communication skills necessary to help you find and collect on money owed.
3. Government Health Care Programs & Billing Methods
A professional medical biller needs to have a comprehensive understanding of preparing insurance claims to government programs like Medicare, Medicade, and TRICARE.
4. Medical Insurance Claim Form – CMS-1500
Any medical billing student needs to gain experience completing various types of health care claim forms. It can seem like a complicated process, but a quality medical billing school should teach you the basics to compete these forms correctly.
5. Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
This will probably not be a class name, but it should be a subject covered within your medical program. You should learn the legal ramifications involved in medical billing practices, and learn how to avoid common medical billing mistakes that can lead to problems.
6. Medical Terminology
A class in medical terminology is extremely important to the medical billing profession. Medical terminology can give you a handle on discussing billing issues more confidently, and give you a better understanding of the medical conditions you will code.
7. Internship/Practicum Program
Depending on the medical billing program, you might find the school offers an internship (some campuses refer to this as an externship) or a practicum. Both of these are ways for students to practice their skills in a real-world environment. An internship is always recommended because it might lead to a job offer or at least a job recommendation.
Bring this list with you the next time you visit a medical coding and billing school. You can use it as a checklist to make sure you’ll be receiving proper education.
Please remember that this class list will not necessarily reflect the exact class names in your area. This is merely a guide for you to use when comparing medical coding schools. You want to make sure these subjects are taught.
Posted January 22, 2007on:
The Medical Insurance Billing and Coding career field is among the fastest growing in the health care industry.
Training for this growing career field usually includes classes in:
- Medical insurance
- Claims processing/collection strategies
- Current procedural coding
- Diagnostic coding
Everest College’s Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program offers simulated practice where you manually and electronically prepare insurance claims.
Students will learn to prepare and process insurance claims, set up and maintain patient records, and practice coding various medical scenarios.
Medical billing students will also learn the vital medical terminology necessary for adapting quickly to the medical environment. Click to learn more about Everest College.
When looking for a quality medical billing program, it’s important to take a close look at the types of classes you’ll take. Signs of a quality medical billing course include a study of:
- Medical Insurance & Billing Issues
- Claims Processing
- Collection Strategies
- Procedural Coding
- Diagnostic Coding
- Basic Medical Terminology
- Basic keyboarding skills
Class titles will be different, but you want to make sure the above subjects are taught at some point during your medical billing training.
If you are joining an Associate’s Degree in Medical Billing and Coding, then you’ll want to make sure the program also includes a study of:
- Medical Office Management
- ICD-9 Coding
- Advanced Medical Coding Techniques
- Medical Billing and Coding Computer Applications
Please be aware that an Associate’s degree in Medical Billing is not necessary to have a successful career as a biller or coder. A diploma from a quality medical billing course will give you the training needed to start your career much quicker.
The advantage of getting your diploma in medical billing and coding is that you’ll graduate and start working much faster (typically in less than a year). And if you decide to work on your Associate’s degree later, you’ll already have the experience behind you which will probably make school much easier.