Medical Billing Specialist

Professional-Technical Program

Trained, qualified medical billing specialists are in demand, particularly if they possess ICD and CPT coding skills. The Medical Billing Specialist program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions processing and managing third-party reimbursement and managing patient accounts receivables in non-hospital healthcare settings. Physician practices, clinics, health maintenance organizations, and other healthcare entities including private billing services are all employment options. The Medical Billing Specialist associate of applied science degree includes both theoretical and practical laboratory instruction.

Students will complete general education courses and courses in medical terminology, coding, insurance reimbursement, medicolegal issues, manual and computerized accounting, and credit and collections. With a variety of career experiences, a professional medical billing specialist may pursue a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential by passing the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential by passing the national certification examination administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The medical billing specialist pursues a lifelong program of continuing education.


 

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