There is a high demand for medical billers and coders in today's job market. The LBCC Coding and Reimbursement program will prepare students to enter the workforce and be successful as medical billers and coders. 

Medical billing and medical coding are two separate professions. Medical billing specialists use coded data to submit claims to insurance companies and healthcare providers. They also work directly with patients to verify insurance coverage and answer questions about billing. Medical coding specialists review patient records and assign codes to the treatments performed so that the facility can bill insurance companies and patients. 

Medical coding specialists are required to have professional certification with the AAPC and/or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 

Information on associated occupations, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, and on-time completion rates for certificates can be found under Gainful Employment.

For more information about these careers, as well as for the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.