How Much Does a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Make?
The rapidly aging American population has created a crisis in the health services and insurance industries. There are far more patients than there are doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, so the Federal government has been forced to step in to create incentives to attract more people into these industries. While you need at least a college degree to qualify for most jobs in the industry, office support roles, like medical billing and coding specialists are growing at a rate of over 20% a year, with no end in sight.
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The Medical Billing and Coding ICD 10 Requirements are delayed until 10/1/2014
The Medical Billing and Coding ICD 10 Code Set was originally slated to replace the out dated ICD 9 Code Set in October of 2013. The Department of Health and Human Services announced a 1 year delay which puts implementation at October 1, 2014. This was in large part due to the AMA’s (American Medical Association) advocacy for more time and for the Department of Health and Human Services to reduce the amount of regulatory burdens to be placed on the physicians because of the new requirements. …Read More Here
Well Advantage Partners with Centura College and hires over 20 Centura College Graduates in the Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding and Practical Nursing Fields!
From Left to Right: Robin L Howell, Well Advantage Richmond Office, Dawn McCormack, Well Advantage VA Tech Office, Steven Terry, Centura College Career Services Coordinator, Valisha Cranford, Well Advantage Area Director, and Sandra Hampton, Well Advantage Richmond Office
On Wednesday, June 19th 2013, The North Chesterfield (Midlothian) campus of Centura College partnered with Well Advantage for an onsite Career Fair for the graduates of Centura College. Well Advantage is a medical services organization based in Sykesville, Maryland that specializes in providing access to activities, services, and education in the area of health, wellness, stress reduction and fitness within their client’s place of work. …Read More Here