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Medical Billing and Coding Education in Maine - ME

How to Gain a Medical Billing and Coding Certification in Maine

The only thing you need to enter a program offering medical billing and coding certification in Maine is a high school diploma or equivalent. You will also have to take exams that test your English language skills. You don’t have to worry about doing any high school schoolwork, but you will have to show your ability to understand biology, health, math, and chemistry, as well as computer science. You’ll learn a variety of skills throughout your training, including data processing, typing, medical terminology, mathematics and office/filing skills.

Medical billing and coding certification in Maine will be through AHIMA, since there are no state or federal licensure requirements. It is important that you receive your Maine medical billing certificate through AHIMA to ensure that you can show employers that you are experienced and knowledgeable in medical billing and coding. There are different certificate types to choose from, so if you want to get specific, you can choose between types like outpatient, radiology cardiovascular and other specialty credentials. For those who are looking for a higher degree can get an Associate’s or a Bachelor’s. The certificate or degree you choose will determine how long you’ll be in school; for certificates it can take as little as 9 months and AA or BS degrees takes about 2 to 4 years. Of course, if you choose to do one certificate at a time, it will take you a few years to complete them all, but you will receive certificates and credibility as soon as you complete them. Keep in mind that the higher your degree, the higher your position and salary.

If you’re looking for short-term program, consider getting a Certified Coding Associate accreditation or a Maine medical billing certificate; this could be completed in as little as nine months. Most courses require about 450+ hours to complete, which is about 40+ weeks full-time. Degrees are about 90+ hours, which is about 80 weeks full-time. Some programs are shorter or longer, depending on the institution. Rates for the courses vary, some being around $6 per credit hour. Some other certificates you can choose from include:

  • CCS (or CPC-H) -- This gives you three years experience in hospital-based impatient, ambulatory and outpatient care.
  • CCS-P -- This requires three years experience.
  • CHDA -- A high-level certificate for professionals that work on research projects and cost reduction.
  • CHPS -- Requires four years experience or two years experience if you have another AHIMA accreditation. This certificate means you understand design and use of patient privacy protection programs.
  • RHIA -- This program is for professionals who are working in a managerial position and who have shown understanding of privacy practices, admin objectives and legal requirements.
  • RHIT -- With this accreditation, you will be qualified to work in cancer registry, pharmaceutical companies, law firms and insurance companies.

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