A Day in the Life of a Medical Biller and Coder

A Day in the Life of a Medical Biller and Coder Medical billers and coders are responsible for maintaining patient records and using special codes to work with doctors and insurance companies. It’s a unique career opportunity that combines medical terminology with insurance and billing techniques. At the American College of Healthcare and Technology, a […]

Tips for Moms Returning to School

Tips for Moms Returning to School Whether you’re a single mother or you and your partner are juggling a family together, making the choice to continue your education after having children is a great way to empower yourself. But, going back to school as a mom has a unique set of challenges. No one should […]

Prescription for a Healthy Future: Medical Coders are in Demand

Due to an extreme lack of medical coders, now is the perfect time to take the necessary steps to enter this career field. The shortage is being driven by the federal adoption of the new coding standard ICD-10. That standard was adopted a year ago, and the demand is still unprecedented. Why this job is […]

Health Careers are in Demand – ACHT Can Help

You might think it takes a four-year degree to land a job in the medical field but that is simply not true. Here at American College of Healthcare and Technology, you can earn a certificate in as little as 8 months. When you choose ACHT as your place of learning, you will be well on […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in Medical Billing & Coding

If you are looking into a career in medical billing & coding than you are making a great choice! Medical billing and coding is a career path that offers opportunities for employment in hospitals or medical centers as well as the possibility of self-employment as a freelancer who works in-office or from home. Here are […]

Here’s How CA Leads Cancer Care: Groundbreaking Cancer Reporting in California

In his last State of the Union Address, President Obama highlighted VP Joe Biden’s decision to forego the 2016 Democratic nomination in favor of working to “make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.” Since then, the plan has often been called a “moonshot to cure cancer” – an effort as ambitious […]

4 Personality Types for a Medical Biller & Coder

Since it seems like a niche occupation, it might not be easy to see how people with different personality types might be suited to becoming a medical biller & coder. But a medical biller & coder can enjoy a lifestyle that compatible with many different personality types. Here are a few we’ve noticed around campus […]

Top 7 things a certification for medical coding does for you

Okay, so you’ve read a couple of our blog posts before, and you know that after graduating from our medical billing and coding program and working for two years, you can go get a certification for medical coding by passing the exam to become a CPC (Certified Professional Coder). The certification is awarded by the […]

Diagnostic and Medical Procedure Codes: FAQ and a Little History

To new students and outsiders to the healthcare field, medical procedure codes might as well be rocket science. It’s amazing that all the things doctors do, from diagnostic tests to surgical procedures, have been compiled into a list of codes. This article is a quick and simple explanation of medical coding: what it is, its […]

Pros and Cons of At-Home Medical Billing

In a previous post, we discussed at-home medical coding, but that’s not the only work-from-home job available to you if you study medical billing and coding at ACHT – you can also go into at-home medical billing. Working from home appeals to many adults, especially those with families, for a few reasons: first, if you […]