Michele Swift testimony MIBC

Michele Swift

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

Graduate - September 2010

When I first enrolled at the Allen School, I was nervous because it had been so long before I had attended school or taken a class. My mind was quickly put at ease as I discovered that their online medical billing classes are very well structured, and I was given a clear schedule of what to expect and what would be covered in each course. The faculty and curriculum truly prepared me for what it takes to be a professional in the healthcare field. To this day, I still reference my Allen School textbooks when a medical code at my current job challenges me. I also truly enjoyed interacting with other students. Plus, my experience has created friendships that have lasted past graduation. When it came to finding my first job, the Career Services department set me up with a personal counselor who helped me with online searches and kept me informed about open positions in my area. Today I work as a Medical Biller & Coder for a large non-profit health center that manages 10 healthcare clinics over two counties. I was told during my interview that they would hire me because of the quality of my coding education. I’ve learned so much during my Allen School experience and now in my first job as a medical billing specialist. I can’t wait to see where my career in the healthcare field will take me next!