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12 Weeks

Program Length

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$33,000

Avg. Starting Salary
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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

24,764
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 SpecialistMedCerts Tuition Options

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.

Pay in Full

$2,000
One Time Payment

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Get the most value out of your education and focus on your studies instead of making monthly payments.

Monthly Payments

$173
12-MONTH PLAN

Starting with just $200 down!

Pick the payments that fit your life (or budget). Plans range from 4 to 12 months with 0% interest rates available!
Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from the example pricing given above.

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Training Options ForMedical Billing Specialist

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career

MedCerts Two and Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 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/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 & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.

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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

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

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 covers the skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as an Insurance Billing Specialist. This will include an introduction to diagnosis coding (ICD-9 and ICD-10), procedure coding (CPT and HCPCS), billing and reimbursement processes and understanding insurance companies; as well as Medical Insurance Billing as a Career, HIPPA & HITECH, Health Insurance basics, Medical Record Documentation, Electronic Data Exchange, Claim Reimbursement, Fees, BCBS, Managed Care, Private Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, CHAMPVA, Workers Compensation, and Disability Income Insurance.

  • The Regulatory Compliance Laws
  • How to complete a CMS-1500 Insurance Claim form
  • How to perform Medical Front Office Procedures
  • The differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes and how to apply them
  • How to calculate payment adjudication
COURSES DURATION
HI 1014 6
HI 1015 6
Total Program Duration 12 Week

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Medical Billing SpecialistJob Opportunities

Medical Insurance Specialist

$32000 – $66000
Estimated Salary

Entry-Level

Medical Biller

$25000 – $51000
Estimated Salary

Career Potential

Physician Biller

$30000 – $90000
Estimated Salary