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Julissa Interview

My name is Julissa and I am 23 years of age. I attended The Chubb Institute which is now called the “Anthem Institute.” Began class on January 29, 2007 and graduated on February 20, 2008 with a Billing and Coding Specialist diploma. My overall experience was great.

Why were you interested in medical coding training?

I became interested in the Medical Billing and Coding program because of the money I would of been making, high in demand and a foot in the medical field.

How did you choose the medical coding program you attended?

I choosed The Chubb Institute because I saw a commercial advertising the program and was amazed by the life time job placement they offered. Also, I looked into the school and saw that it was actually one of the best schools and read all the positive testimonies. The school was presented very well.

What did you like about the program?

What I like about the program was that they were very strict on timing, dress code and exams every week to test your knowledge which I thought was great. Absolutely no fooling around! They made sure you graduated on time, very helpful and also offer after graduation to go back at no charge just the purchase of the updated version book.

What did you not like about the program?

What I didn’t like about the program was that financial aid did not cover the total cost of the tuition. School was pricey.

What types of jobs did you and your fellow classmates get after completing the training?

After completion of the program I began working for a Hematology and Oncology practice as a Medical biller.

How much did these jobs pay?

The starting pay rate for this practice was $10 hourly.

What was the total cost for your medical coding program?

The total cost for the billing and coding program was roughly $11,500.

How did you pay for your medical coding program?

I was required to take 2 loans from Salliemae summing the total of $ 7,333.74.

What advice would you give to students regarding paying for their medical coding training?

The advice I would give is to pay for tuition out of pocket, repay the school monthly or just find a school that offers financial aid for the total cost of tuition.

What things should a student look for when choosing a medical program?

When looking for a medical program I will go with the tuition, graduation rates and length of the program also most importantly life time job placement. Also, really think about if you wanna make this investment. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of companies as well as clinics that will to under pay you.

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