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Canvas Overview for Students – Global Navigation

Posted on June 7th, 2016 by FTC Online

Learn about the three main components of the Canvas user interface: the Dashboard, Global Navigation, and Sidebar. This video will provide you with an overview of the global navigation menu.

Medical Coding and Billing: 4 Common Myths

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by FTC Online

Medical Coding and Billing: 4 Common Myths around these professions There are a lot of misconceptions concerning medical coding and billing since over the years, this industry has gained a lot of popularity. Here are some of the most common myths: Myth #1: There is only medical knowledge and material involved. Medical coding and billing professionals must have a good knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and common diseases, among others. That is true; however, they must also need to know about: insurance policies coding guidelines HIPPA regulations have good math skills be detail oriented and organized   Medical coding and billing professionals must have the ability to read and understand detailed, extensive medical records. In addition, these professionals must be willing to communicate with physicians and insurance companies. Myth #2: Medical coding and billing jobs mostly involve data entry. Billing professionals must be familiar with different insurance company requirements whereas coding specialists must decipher a physician’s notes in order to choose the right code for billing purposes. A medical coder needs to first read and understand medical records or notes; then they must determine what information is relevant, and finally translate that information into codes. At Florida Technical College, you’ll be able to learn these and other skills when completing a Diploma or Associate’s Degree in Medical Billing and Coding. Myth #3: Systems will become automated in the years to come. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians will increase by 15% by 2024. The reason for this increase is due to the growth of the aging population, who will require more health care services. In order to perform these tasks appropriately, there will be more government regulations that will require more man-hours of labor. Myth #4: Medical coding and billing professionals work from home. Remote coding is becoming more popular as electronic record systems become adopted. If you wish to obtain entry-level experience, it will be most likely onsite, until you build coding expertise and are able to work independently. Professionals without experience are more likely to work under direct supervision. In the end, medical coding is similar to other careers. It requires education, dedication, hard work, and expertise. The harder you work, the more you will succeed. If you’re interested in getting a degree from the comfort of your own home and with the convenience of a flexible schedule, contact FTC today!   RELATED ARTICLES : Get Started in a Career in Medical Billing and Coding! 8 Questions to Ask When Searching for a Medical Billing Program How to Prepare for a Great New Career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Get Started in a Career in Medical Billing and Coding!

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Florida Technical College

Get Started in a Career in Medical Billing and Coding! Not so many years ago, one of the only paths to a college diploma was to commit to four years as a full-time student who most likely resided and attended classes on campus. We all take different paths in life; many people find employment right after high school, perhaps hoping one day to go back and earn a college degree. Fortunately, today there isn’t just one way to pursue that education—there are many and if you decide to start a career in medical billing and coding, FTC programs offers programs designed for training future medical billers and coders. At FTC, we’re excited to offer a growing number of online degree programs, which allow you to take classes and earn a diploma while keeping the job that you have. And FTC understands that you may have a family to care for or other responsibilities in your life, which is why our programs are designed to let you complete coursework at your own pace. It’s all made even easier by the Canvas learning platform we’ve adopted, providing a remarkably clean user interface that is easy to use and mobile-friendly, so you can get your assignments on your phone while you’re on the go! FTC’s goal is to erase the barriers between you and your career dreams. One of our online programs, the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Associate of Science degree, gains you entry into a field that is expected to grow at a rate much faster than the U.S. average in the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Between the recent and ongoing changes to health care coverage and the aging population, job prospects for trained and certified medical billing and coding specialists will continue to be strong. An associate’s degree from FTC provides the training you’ll need to seek an entry-level position in the field. How do you know if this associate’s degree program is right for you? We’re looking for applicants who are: • Interested in the healthcare field and eager to be on the front end of the technological shift in health care management and delivery. • Detail oriented and willing to learn how to interpret medical records and diagnoses. • Good at communicating with other medical professionals, such as physicians and finance personnel. • Ready to launch a career in a fast-growing field that is increasingly vital to the success and stability of health care in America. If this sounds like the path you should explore, and if you have the time in your life to work toward a degree from the comfort of your home, then don’t make any more excuses. Contact FTC today!   RELATED ARTICLES: Medical Coding and billing: 4 Common Myths What’s the Difference Between Medical Billing & Medical Coding? A Medical Billing and Coding Diploma: the Path to Work-Life Balance?  

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Now!

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by FTC Online

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Now! The ‘traditional’ college student – fresh out of high school and ready to take the leap from parent’s house to dorm room – isn’t actually traditional at all anymore. Only 15% of undergrads attend four-year colleges and live on campus. Today’s students are much more diverse, and at Florida Technical College, we’re here to accommodate those changing needs.