We all like to have options in life. While some of us may take it a bit too far — we’re looking at you, Mrs. Skinny Vanilla half-foam half-decaf latte with a shot of espresso, sprinkle of cinnamon and infusion of volcanic lava rock essence — most of us can agree the options are one the great things about the world today.
It’s no different for medical coding. If you’re looking for the best medical coding and billing training, you’ll be happy to know you have options here as well. You aren’t limited to university classes. Here are a few of the options available to you today:
Option 1: 3-Day Course & Exam
A more affordable and convenient option than university or college classes, a three-day medical coding course can give you the knowledge you need to pass your credential exam. These three-day courses pack in a lot of information in three days, but they also come with the benefit of instruction from a seasoned medical coding professional. You’ll never be left in the dark about what you need to know. Once you’re done with the course, you can schedule the exam in a city near you and you’ll be a medical coding professional in no time.
Option 2: Online Course
If you’d prefer a little more flexibility with your medical coding training — or you’d like to supplement the knowledge gained in the three-day course — an online course might be your best option. While this option is probably best suited for students with at least a little knowledge about medical coding, it’s a great way to improve your knowledge in the comfort of your own home. (Plus, it’s more affordable than other options.)
Option 3: University/College
Finally, your third option is to go the traditional route and enroll in a class at a university or college. While this isn’t as affordable or convenient as other options — it can cost up to $15,000 and last up to 18 weeks — some people prefer the more traditional method of learning. Either way, it’s important to get your credentials. Watch this video to learn more:
Again, one of the best things about the world today is that you have options when it comes to learning and your career. Now get out there and choose the option that’s best for you!