Medical Billing Certification & Training Program — MedCerts

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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

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Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Medical Billing Specialist will see available jobs grow 13.5% over the next ten years
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

Medical Billing SpecialistMedical Billing Certification MedCerts Tuition Options

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Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

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“I would highly recommend the programs available through Medcerts. The one that I just completed was for Medical billing. The online program runs very smoothly and transitions nicely from one section to the next. I took a lot of notes and also printed study quizzes, and worked on those separately. The convenience of sitting at my computer at any part of the day and spend as much time as I wished to was great! Also, the fact that an advisor would check up on me regularly and was always available if needed. I believe that this program is set up to make their students successful. I hope to be certified soon and feel confident that I have the competence to start a new career.”

Diane

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.

For more details about this program, our blog post breaks down the skills needed and what it's like to train at MedCerts to earn the Medical Billing certification.

*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.

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

skills gained

  • Identify major laws, regulations and guidelines related to medical billing
  • Understand various insurance types, carriers and plans and appropriate rules for coverage determination
  • Recognize ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and modifiers and how to utilize them for billing
  • Accurately complete and submit health insurance claims for reimbursement
  • Comprehend payment adjudication, various claim statuses and the resubmission process
  • Gather, review and verify crucial patient information and documentation
  • Audit medical billing and prevent fraud and abuse assigning diagnostic and procedure codes and how to submit 'clean' claims for reimbursement
  • Submit reimbursement claims to insurers and optimize healthcare providers’ maximum payment for medical procedures performed
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Week
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 Week
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 Week
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
COURSES DURATION
PS 1011 2
HI 1014 6
HI 1015 6
Total Program Duration 14 Week

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Medical Billing SpecialistJob Opportunities

Medical Insurance Specialist

$32000 – $66000
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Entry-Level

Medical Biller

$25000 – $51000
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Career Potential

Physician Biller

$30000 – $90000
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