Medical Billing Certification & Training Program — MedCerts

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HI 1100

Medical Billing Specialist

Career Training

Enter the world of healthcare insurance and gain the essential skills of billing, coding and patient claims. Watch our program sneak peek below!

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14  Weeks
Program Length
Certification
$32,012
Avg. Starting Salary
AMCA
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MedCerts Tuition Advantage

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options Starting at $116 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-10%.

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Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from the example pricing given above. The total pricing for this program is $2,000.

MyCAA, Army Credentialing Assistance and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Army Credentialing Assistance (Army CA). Those eligible include Military Spouses, active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members, or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What Does a Medical Billing Specialist Do?

Medical Billing Specialists have the option to work in either an insurance office or a variety of healthcare environments, including doctors’ offices, hospitals, and healthcare facilities. Some responsibilities include interacting with patients, extracting information from their medical records related to medical procedures, diagnoses, and symptoms and successfully submitting claims for reimbursement.

32,124
Entry Level Jobs in the US
Medical Billing Specialists will see available jobs grow 2.1% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 1100
Medical Billing Specialist

Entering into medical billing and coding online training is a great opportunity for someone with a knack for data entry and a detail-oriented personality. Our Medical Billing and Coding online courses – Human Anatomy & Medical Terminology and Insurance, Billing and Coding Essentials, create a comprehensive 14-week program.

Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials will immerse you in the world of medical billing and prepare you with the knowledge of diagnosis coding, procedure coding, reimbursement processes, and understanding insurance companies.

After completion of our medical billing and coding online courses, you’ll be prepared to take the Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC) exam, authorized through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)*.

There are many career options once you’ve earned the Medical Billing certification, including a medical billing specialist, healthcare insurance specialist, medical reimbursement specialist, professional medical biller, medical billing coordinator, and more.

Hesitant to get started? Check out our blog post about what to know before starting a Medical Billing Certification Program.

*Students enrolled in this program using Army Credentialing Assistance have the option to sit for the Billing Coding Specialist Certification (BCSC) certification, from the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), as it is a recognized credential through the Army CA program.

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  1. Recognize ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and modifiers and how to utilize them for billing
  2. Accurately complete and submit health insurance claims for reimbursement
  3. Comprehend payment adjudication, various claim statuses and the resubmission process
  4. Audit medical billing and prevent fraud and abuse assigning diagnostic and procedure codes and how to submit 'clean' claims for reimbursement
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

Materials Included

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Competency assessments
  3. National Certification exam fee
  4. eBook: Medical Insurance, A Revenue Cycle Process Approach

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches
Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 1015

Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course provides foundational knowledge required of an administrative allied healthcare professional with insight and focus on the role of the Insurance Billing Specialist. Emphasis is placed on the revenue cycle and basic insurance terminology. This includes topics related to HIPPA and HITECH laws and regulations, patient financial responsibility, insurance verification, government and commercial insurance plans, diagnosis coding using ICD-10-CM, procedure coding using CPT and HCPCS, modifiers, and the encounter form. CMS-1500 and HIPAA 837P claim formats, payment processing, claim follow up and collections are also addressed.

    • Describe the phases of the revenue cycle and gain an understanding of basic insurance terminology
    • Demonstrate knowledge of confidentiality and billing laws, regulations, and standards
    • Explain verification of patient financial responsibility and insurance information
    • Differentiate government and commercial insurance plans and determine which is primary
    • Apply ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes and modifiers based on coding guidelines
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 1015 6 Weeks
Total Program Duration 14 Weeks

Medical Billing Specialist

Job Opportunities

Medical Insurance Specialist

$32,000 – $66,000
Estimated Salary
Entry-Level

Medical Biller

$25,000 – $51,000
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Physician Biller

$30,000 – $90,000
Estimated Salary