Medical Billing & Coding/Transcriptionist

  1. I just have a question. How do you find out if a school for Medical Billing & Coding is a reputable school?
    What do you look for? tia

  2. Visit MickyB-RN profile page

    About MickyB-RN, MSN

    Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 877; Likes: 119


  3. by   pdmt
    Are you looking for something on-line or a school near you?

    There are a lot of scam schools out there -- especially the distance learning ones. You pay up the wazoo to take their courses and find yourself unable to get a job when you get your "certificate" because you have not gotten any real benefit from what you have done through their coursework.

    In my opinion, most people want to get into that line of work because they think that they can make a lot of money working from home in their PJs while their children play happily at their feet.

    The fact is, the business has changed radically in the last 3-5 years with more work being completed by means of EMR and off-shoring (India, Pakistan, etc, etc).

    You can email me at If you are truly interested in this line of work, I may be able to steer you in the right direction; however, be aware that in reality it's not what it sounds like when Sally Struthers talks about it on TV.
  4. by   MickyB-RN
    I was just inquiring for a family member. They had heard about a school called AH training. I believe you can get to the website by going to We don't know what to look for though, to know if the school is a good one.