Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has updated its Medical Billing program to address several major changes within the healthcare industry. The 35 hours of new content focus on the Affordable Care Act, bundled payments and technology trends.
“Putting our students first means staying on top of industry changes, including updates to our curriculum that ensure our graduates gain the skills required to excel in their industry,” said Steve Tober, President and CEO of Career Step. “We are always excited for the opportunities our students has as they start their careers, and these curriculum changes further our mission to help them improve and change their lives through education.”
The updated course brings the curriculum up to date with the latest trends in the healthcare industry, including several changes spurred by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Under the Affordable Care Act, people who previously were not insured now have access to medical care. Not only has this increased the number of patients and procedures needing medical billing, but it was also accompanied with strict documentation rules and standards of accuracy that demand additional education.
The course also adds education on bundled payments. Although bundled payments are not required, there is very little training on this practice available—which puts Career Step students ahead of their peers.
“Helping students gain high-quality educations has far-reaching effects—especially in an industry like medical billing, where open positions outnumber qualified candidates,” said Laurie McBrierty, Career Step Vice President of Product Management. “With the most up-to-date training available, our graduates enter their careers with a competitive edge. They start jobs ready contribute to their organizations right away, and with all of the recent changes in the medical billing industry, this makes a big difference in improving business results and elevating the profession as a whole.”
Career Step’s Medical Billing course costs $2,995. This includes a voucher to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist certification exam (a $105 value) to give graduates a competitive advantage as they enter the workforce.
The Medical Billing course delivers education for individual learners and organizations looking to save staff by educating internal candidates for billing positions.
To learn more about Career Step’s Medical Billing program, visit our Medical Billing and Coding Program Page. For more information about Career Step’s other programs, visit CareerStep.com or call 1-800-411-7073.
About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 8,000 health information professionals through its Corporate Training Division. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.