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Doctors treat sick and injured patients. Medical billing and code specialists make sure physicians and hospitals and other health care providers get paid for those services. Take on-site, online, or distance learning courses to learn about medical billing in Canada. The field should remain in demand as long as people get sick and providers need compensation for their services.
Medi-College offers students a medical billing and coding course. Training includes maintenance of medical records, pharmacological and medical terms, methods of insurance claim reimbursement, along with lessons on basic anatomy, physiology, and common illnesses.
Students serve an externship in a hospital or medical office. In practice, medical billing specialists communicate with doctors when questions about billing and codes arise. Upon completing the course, students may find work in various sectors of the health care industry.
Medi College - Center 1500 Maisonneuve O. Suite 404,H3G1N1 Montreal, Quebec Canada 514-938-8868 medi-college.com
This Ontario-based school features a 720-hour course in "Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Class Training." Students receive instruction in basic math and keyboarding skills, administration, and coding for the various systems of the body, including the gastrointestinal, endocrine, cardiovascular, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems.
Students practice interviewing patients to learn skills necessary to gauge information for insurance claim completion and management. Included in the course is 160 hours of experience working in a health care facility learning hands-on medical billing, or in a tutorial classroom setting.
Everest College Hamilton City Centre 2 King St. West Jackson Square Mall, Plaza Level Hamilton, ON L8P 1A1 Canada 888-741-4270 everest.edu
Stratford Career Institute
This Canadian school offers a distance-learning course in medical code and billing training, with all materials delivered to the student. Those enrolled in the course learn about medical terminology, diagnostic codes, insurance benefits. legal aspects of billing, disease classification, and common medical procedures and diagnostic tests. Actual licensing of a medical code and billing specialist may require an externship, which this distance-learning course does not offer. .
Stratford Career Institute 8675 Darnley Rd Town of Mount Royal, QC H4T 1X2 Canada 800-363-0058 scitraining.ca
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