Medical billing/coding positions are in high demand, which also increases the demand for billing/coding instructors. These instructors must take special training programs and earn at least an associate's degree in medical billing/coding, and should also have at least three to five years of experience in the field.
Medical billing/coding instructors are responsible for teaching a curriculum to students using theories and fundamentals of administrative duties, medical records management, medical billing/coding, and electronic medical records using software programs. They also teach healthcare theory and critical thinking using flexible teaching methods to meet various learning abilities of students.
These instructors must prepare students for passing the certification test, and confidentiality and medical laws are often an important part of the curriculum, especially pertaining to patients' private information and files. Medical billing/coding instructors may teach in a traditional classroom, as well as via the internet for remote teaching. They may teach in an academic, corporate, or government setting, and constant monitoring of students' progress is essential to ensure their success. They must also be able to identify students who are struggling with the material and provide an alternative approach to help them improve.
Medical Billing/Coding Instructor Tasks
Instruct and teach the basics of the coding and billing process and procedures.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials.
Keep abreast of developments and current regulations in the medical coding and billing field, participate in professional conferences.