Medical billing and coding is the next best thing to providing direct patient care. If you want to work in the healthcare industry but do not have the skills or the acumen to provide patient care, you can choose a career on medical billing and / or coding.

Medical billing and coding personnel need to possess a basic high school or GED diploma along with certification programs in medical billing and coding. They are required to join courses that teach them the ins and outs of medical billing including medical terminology, information about insurances and claims and medical office administration that is the essence of this work.

Online schools for medical billing and coding provide students with the flexibility of studying from home and save them the cost and time of travel to and from an institute. It also provides them with the freedom to select a number of jobs without the rigmarole of a formal degree. Most medical billing and coding classes will teach insurance procedures, medical terminology, physiology and healthcare ethics. Additionally, they provide students with the benefit of affordable tuition fee and placement options after they graduate.

Some medical billing and coding resources that you may find helpful include, American Academy of Professional Coders, American Health Information Management Association, American Medical Billers Association and Medical Billing and Coding Resource Center. A simple search on the internet will take you to the websites of these schools and you can take it on from there.

Following are a number of good colleges which are offering different online courses in Medical Billing and Coding.

• National American University Online
• Sullivan University Online
• Ultimate Medical Academy
• Virginia College Online
• Antonelli College Online
• Grantham University Online