What is Health Information Technology?
Health Information Technology is one of the top 10 growing fields. The ever expanding healthcare
industry is experiencing a high demand for professionals with knowledge of medical coding, medical
billing, and medical records and medical office administration. Many people are finding satisfying
and well-paying jobs as medical office professionals. Whether working in hospitals, clinics, nursing
homes, insurance companies, or running your own business, this field is projected to provide people
with stable and well paid work.
A good medical coder and medical coder is the doctor’s key to getting paid. If you want a job with
high earning potential and you want a career in one of the largest and fastest growing industries,
then you want a career as a medical biller, medical coder, medical office administrative assistant,
or medical records technician.
BIR’s Health Information Technology program provides comprehensive training in medical terminology and
anatomy; procedural and diagnostic coding; manual and electronic billing; as well as medical office
administration. Students develop medical office management skills, learn to process insurance claims
using industry-standard medical billing software, and learn to code medical diagnoses and procedures.
BIR’s Health Information Technology program provides lectures, hands-on training, externships, and
preparation for industry certification. BIR prepares students for rewarding work in the in the field
of Health Information Technology in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, insurance companies, or
their own business.
BIR Training Center offers externship placements to students in our Health Information Technology
Program. This opportunity allows students to gain over 150 hours of hands-on job experience in medical
practices, billing companies, insurance companies, ambulatory care facilities, or hospitals.
Industry certification is important to employers. Many employers make certification a requirement or
give hiring preference to those who are certified over those who are not. BIR’s program incorporates
thorough certification preparation and provides opportunities to earn two industry certificates,
giving BIR students a competitive advantage in the workplace. BIR trains students for the
Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
BIR Training Center is an NHA approved training and national certification testing site.
What is Medical Office Administration?
Medical Office Administration includes tasks necessary for the efficient operation of medical
practices. These activities include maintenance of patients’ medical and financial records, reception,
scheduling, insurance verification, monitoring patients and staff, preparing forms and other
What is Medical Billing?
Medical Billing is the practice of billing patients and insurance companies on behalf of a
healthcare provider. A medical biller processes and submits electronic and paper claims to medical
insurers, prepares billing statements for patients, and resolves any billing discrepancies. They
receive and process payments from patients and insurance companies as well as manage patient accounts.
What is Medical Coding?
Medical Coding is a process of assigning diagnostic and procedural codes to patients’ medical records.
The medical coder conducts an analysis of medical information from electronic and paper records of
patients and accurately codes medical claims to ensure that the healthcare provider receives maximum
reimbursement for services rendered.
What will this program prepare me for?
BIR’s Health Information Technology Program fully prepares students for jobs as medical office
specialists, medical coders, medical billers, patient financial services account specialists, and
records technicians. Students are prepared and sit for the National Certified Billing and Coding
Specialist (CBCS) exam and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. BIR is a
National Health Career Association approved training and national certification site. BIR prepares
students for their externships and secures externship sites from a variety of healthcare providers.
The BIR Externship Coordinator, who is an expert in this field, and externship site professionals
provide oversight for this hands-on experience. The program concludes with the Capstone and Career
Development module. It provides a program review, resume writing, practice interviews, and job search
Careers in Health Information Technology
BIR graduates are well prepared for careers in the field of Health Information Technology. Our
graduates can work at medical facilities and practices; hospitals and home health agencies; medical
billing and collections companies; private and government insurance agencies; physical therapists;
malpractice attorneys’ offices; as well as many other places. Our program secures externships, and
provides resume and job search assistance. For a better career, begin your training with BIR today!