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You may not know this, but our Everest College campus in Phoenix offers online classes. This means you can work on your degree completely online. Everest College online classes are open to students who feel comfortable learning in an online environment.

The online degree programs are designed just like our campus classes. The length of the classes are the same, but you have the opportunity to take all classes online.

Many of our students enjoy the Everest College online classes because it allows them the flexibility and convenience to work full-time and take online classes when they get home.

Everest College online classes include:

  • Associate in Applied Science, Accounting
  • Associate in Applied Science, Business
  • Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice

To learn more about Everest College online classes, simply complete our easy online form.

The Everest College Dallas campus is conveniently located on the East Frontage Road of North Central Expressway. The campus offers classes in:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Paralegal

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

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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.

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Paralegal programI don’t know if you’ve ever thought about joining the legal profession, but right now is the perfect opportunity to start training for it.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment for paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2014. That means we should expect to see an employment growth of 27% or more for paralegals and legal assistants.

And what’s exciting about this news is that you can start training right now to become a Paralegal or Legal Assistant with Everest College.

Our Paralegal program offers students hands-on training in:

  • Researching legal issues
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Preparing pleadings
  • Summarizing documents
  • Organizing trial notebooks
  • Interviewing clients

The Everest College Paralegal program can provide you with the legal knowledge you’ll need on a regular basis. We’ll give you training in the formation of contracts, breach of contracts, and remedies for the breach of contracts.

We also train students with the terminology, policies and procedures applied to: estate planning, wills, trusts, estate taxes, estate sales, and joint tenancy.

To find out the details about our Paralegal program, simply complete our easy online form.

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.

Here are six great reasons to consider getting your career training at Everest College!

1. We have instructors with real-world experience.
Our instructors are professionals with industry experience. Their knowledge and experience will give you an edge because they can provide you with practical insights that can’t be learned in a textbook.

2. We give you practical hands-on career training.
We incorporate hands-on training into our programs so that you can practice what you’re learning. We think you’ll learn better and quicker if you’re doing the work—instead of just sitting in a lecture room.

3. We’ll help with your search for financial aid.
We want you to get the financial support you need. That’s why we have trained Student Finance Planners to help you get the financial aid you need.*

4. We provide short-term career training.
Many of our career programs can be completed in 9 months, which means you can start working in your new career in less than a year

5. We help our graduates find jobs after graduation.
We’re focused on training our graduates for careers, that’s why each campus has a Career Placement Office. Our Career Placement Representatives can help you practice your interviewing skills. They can also help improve your resume. It’s our job to not only train you, but help you with your job search after graduation.

6. Employers recognize the quality of our graduates.
Employers hire Everest graduates because they know the quality of our training. They know our graduates have the career training experience and education to succeed in their chosen profession.

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The Accounting program at Everest includes the fundamentals of accounting and provides the groundwork for a number of exciting careers within the business and accounting fields.

You will learn the theoretical concepts and practical applications of accounting, as well as data and information processing skills necessary to succeed in this exciting industry.

The Accounting program may include courses in:

  • Principles of accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Financial statements
  • Payroll accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Law
  • Corporate accounting
  • Tax accounting

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    Everest College Information

    Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
    Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

    For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

    *Programs vary by campus.


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