(Bettendorf, IA- April 1, 2011)    Brown Mackie College - Quad Cities now offers a Diploma in Medical Coding and Billing. The program provides students with the skills necessary to seek entry-level employment in the medical business office setting. This program also prepares students to analyze information from patient records and combine it with knowledge of insurance reimbursement and coding guidelines to optimize physician payments.

Medical record coders and health information technicians specialize in coding patient records for health insurance purposes. They assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure. These technicians also are responsible for making sure that patient charts and forms are complete and accurate. They regularly communicate with healthcare professionals to clarify or obtain information.

For additional information about the Medical Coding and Billing program at Brown Mackie College - Quad Cities, call 563-344-1500, toll free 888.420.1652, or visit http://www.brownmackie.edu/pr.aspx?ID=BMC2302.

Brown Mackie College - Quad Cities is one of 26 school locations of the Brown Mackie College system of schools (www.brownmackie.edu), which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students for entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly-changing workplace. Brown Mackie College schools offer bachelor's degree, associate's degree, certificate, and diploma programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies and design technologies

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