Medical Office Assisting with Medical Billing
The 30-credit Medical Assisting with Medical Billing program offers a comprehensive, learning curriculum designed to prepare students with a strong foundation on which to build a successful career as a competent entry-level coding and billing specialist.
The courses in this well-rounded curriculum offers students the knowledge and skills in the technical areas of insurance industry, computer technology, federal and state regulations, medical billing and insurance coding systems, coding techniques for physicians, basic medical office administration, extensive practice in preparing medial claims as well as anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. In addition, students will become proficient in the use of Medical Manager and Medisoft software programs, as well as Microsoft Office Suite products.
At the conclusion of this program, students will have two optional opportunities:
- Students can become nationally certified by the NHA (National Healthcare Association)
- Students to continue their education in one of the degree programs offered in the division
Upon graduation, students will be prepared to begin their role as a coding and billing specialist in doctor offices, clinics, insurance companies, and home-based billing services; performing a variety of duties including medical insurance coding and billing; completing and submitting medical insurance forms; creating and maintaining medical charts; preparing reports and correspondence; abstracting data from medical reports, and complying with HIPAA regulations.
The Certificate program in Medical Office Assisting with Medical Billing requires the successful completion of 30 semester credit hours for graduation.
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