Resources for Billers and Coders

Resource Guides

  • Medical Resources: A Guide to HIPAA

    HIPAA protects the privacy of citizens and strives to guarantee that confidentiality of medical data is maintained. Learn more about what HIPAA means to medical billers and coders.

  • Undergrad Application & Transfer Guide

    The success of a medical billing and coding program transfer rests largely with what you do for your admissions case. Learn how to best approach transferring programs.

  • Financial Aid Overview and Scholarships

    Students hoping to attend a medical billing and coding school online with financial aid should begin their search for funding early. Aid is available in several forms, including loans, scholarships, and grants, and they can come from either government or private funders.

  • Financial Aid for Military & Veterans

    This page explains a few of the financial aid and military medical scholarships available for military personnel and veterans.

  • Financial Aid for Minority Students

    Today’s opportunities for financial aid can help minority students scale barriers to access for higher education. Many minority medical billing and coding students can find grants and scholarships specifically designed for them.

Health Insurance Guides

  • Understanding Health Insurance

    Explore some of the fundamental concepts that govern the health insurance industry, as well as some of the most common sources of health coverage.

  • Understanding the Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act consists of two separate bills: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Learn more about the finer points and how it affects your coverage.

  • Understanding Medicaid

    Though Medicaid began as a means of providing health coverage to government welfare recipients, it has grown to cover not only low-income citizens but also certain sectors of the elderly and disabled populations. Learn more about Medicaid coverage and benefits.

  • Understanding Health Insurance for College Students

    Beyond the mandatory coverage laws rolling into effect, there are countless reasons that college students should take health insurance seriously. After all, when emergency medical expenses do come up, students are rarely in a financial position to cover them.

  • Navigating Healthcare for the Uninsured

    Many U.S. citizens fall into the Medicaid coverage gap and remain uninsured. Fortunately, options are available for these citizens, both for catastrophic and preventive care.

  • Understanding Medical Bills

    This guide will help you, as a patient, navigate the medical billing process from the moment you contact a healthcare provider about an appointment until after you receive your bill in the mail.

  • Understanding Commercial Health Insurance

    Private companies or nongovernmental organizations issue commercial health insurance. Government-sponsored health insurance policies generally are reserved for specific groups, such as senior citizens, people with low incomes, disabled people, current military members and their families, veterans, and members of federally recognized Native-American tribes.

Job Guides

  • Medical Billing and Coding Jobs

    Whether you hope to work at a hospital, a private practice, a nursing home, a home health care agency, or a mental health facility, you’ll need to have polished interviewing skills and a resume that boasts at least one national medical billing and coding certification.

  • Protect Yourself From Job Scams

    Unfortunately, job-seekers are susceptible to the reality of online job scams perpetrated by identity thieves and other criminals. We address the most common types of scams, and also provide a few strategies for avoiding fraud and preventing the leak of personal information.