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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
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
Medical Billing SpecialistMedical Billing Certification MedCerts Tuition Options
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MedCerts offers financial aid options through MyCAA, WIOA and Army COOL. You must be a Military spouse, active duty Army, Reserves, or National Guard member or WIOA eligible job seeker to receive aid.
Training Options ForMedical Billing Specialist
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Two and Four Year Colleges
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Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Up to $750
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None - 100% online
None - 100% online
Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support
Professors - scheduled office hours
1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career
Access to Career Services Dept.
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Typically videos & presentations
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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 12-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.
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
High School Diploma or GED
Web browser with internet connection
Course registration & payment
Expert-led video based training
National Certification exam fee
Dedicated Student Success Advisors
Tailored support based on performance & behavior
Exam preparation process
Career Services Advisor
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
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
Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials
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
Total Program Duration
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