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Medical Insurance Billing

Medical Insurance Billing

Medical insurance billing techs play a critical role in the relationship between healthcare providers, patients, and insurance companies. Students learn to read patient charts and review medical history, including diagnoses and treatments given. Courses include Electronic Health Records, Medical Terminology, Insurance Billing, NHA Certification Prep, and an 80-hour externship with a local employer. Individuals who complete this program are eligible to sit for the NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. Cost of books is included in tuition.

Prerequisites

High school diploma or GED®

Required Courses
Allied Health Externship

This externship course provides Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Insurance Billing students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a local healthcare employer. Externship experience is anticipated to begin at the completion of classroom training. Start dates may vary and daytime hours are required. See Career Program Specialist for details.

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Insurance Billing

This course prepares students to perform billing and insurance operations in the medical office. Participants are taken through the billing process from insurance plans to claim coding and documentation. NOTE: This course is one of the requirements for students wishing to sit for the NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam.

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Anatomy & Physiology

Study the structure and systems of the human body in this fast-paced Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) course. Included in this course is discussion of body functions, major organs, diseases and disorders, and much more. This course is recommended for students who have completed Medical Terminology.

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Medical Terminology

Learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in contemporary medical practices. This course covers medical terms related to all major body systems, including muscular system, skeletal system, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, reproductive system, and urinary system. This is a hybrid course and includes both online and in-person learning.

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Electronic Health Records

Having a working knowledge of computer-based health information systems is essential for success in the healthcare environment. This course provides hands-on experience with Electronic Medical Record software and covers related topics, including implementing systems, different types of electronic records, creating and retrieving patient information, and maintaining privacy and security. Students are introduced to industry standards, federal requirements, and government programs, such as incentive payments and meaningful use.

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Program Details
Tuition Cost:
$2,200.00
Hours:
248
Required Materials:
  • Additional fees: Uniform (up to) $242
  • Additional fees: Certification(s) $125
  • Additional fees: Drug Screen $94
  • Additional fees: Background $59
  • Book(s) included in tuition
Documents:
Contact:
Mary Wilt
(302) 697-4545