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About the MEDICAL RECORDS CODER AND CLAIMS TECHNICIAN program at American National College in Atlanta, GA School of Medicine

The healthcare industry is one of our nation's largest occupational fields. American National College's Medical Records Coding & Claims Technician program offers students the targeted knowledge they need to succeed in a healthcare office setting. Graduates of this program are prepared with training in medical terminology, medical insurance billing, medical office procedures, computer operation, medical records maintenance, basic anatomy/physiology, word processing and medical insurance form coding. They will learn the necessary verbal and written communication skills for effective patient/coworker relationships and be provided with the opportunity to certify their word processing speed, coding skills and office software application abilities. Medical Records Coding & Claims Office Specialist program graduates may find entry-level office employment as Clerks, Customer Service Representatives, Office Assistants, Clerical Specialists, Claims Processors, and Data Entry Operators in a wide variety of settings, including: managed care facilities, retirement communities, outpatient clinics, hospitals, doctor's offices, and nursing service facilities.

Program Objective: To prepare students for employment as medical records coders and claims technicians for all major insurance carriers, government programs, worker's compensation, HMO/PPO's and Managed Care programs. Medical Records Coding & Claims Technicians students have a maximum of 9 months full-time and 18 months part-time to complete the program. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average throughout the program.

The approximate amount of time required for completion of the day Medical Records Coder and Claims Technician Program is thirty-one (31) weeks and the evening program is thirty-nine weeks.