What is a Medical Transcriptionist and Coder?
As a medical transcriptionist you will listen to dictated recordings made by physicians
and other health care professionals and transcribe
the information into medical reports, correspondence,
and other administrative material. A transcriptionist uses a foot pedal to pause the recording
while transcribing, and keys the text into a personal
computer or word processor, editing as necessary for
grammar and clarity.
A medical coder identifies and assigns numerical codes to patient
procedures and diagnoses by abstracting information from the patient record and utilizing
required coding systems. This information is then submitted for financial reimbursement to health
insurance companies and/or government agencies. Are you interested in working in these fields? You can prepare for new career prospects in both with Brighton College’s medical coding training online.
Our online medical transcription and medical coding training will combine these two growing careers into one! You will learn both medical transcription and coding so you can start your new successful career.
The following are a few of the concepts you will learn in our exciting online medical transcription and medical coding classes:
- Business English
- Medical Terminology
- Human Diseases
- Basic Medical Coding
- Medical Coding I
- Medical Coding II
- Beginning Medical Transcription
- Advanced Medical Transcription
We understand finding a position is your ultimate
goal. We will help you build your resume and cover
letter. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your
job search. Please fill out the form to the right for more information about our online medical transcription and medical coding program.