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Medical Billing Specialist

10 Months - Diploma
Medical Billing Specialist School in Erie Pennsylvania

Program Overview

This Medical Billing Specialist program provides the student with training necessary to work with physicians and other medical personnel in an administrative setting. The focus of the program will be on entry level administrative skills such as patient scheduling, telephone techniques, and medical records. The program also focuses on the insurance and billing aspects of the front office. Students are also introduced to medical coding. The program concludes with an externship to a local medical facility to provide hands-on working experience in the medical office. The program is designed for the student with little or no prior experience in the field. Please see the catalog addenda for updated schedules.


Certification

Medical Billing Specialist students will be given the opportunity to sit for the Certified Billing & Coding (CBCS) exam held at Great Lakes during their last few weeks of externship. Graduates are also qualified to sit for Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exams offered by NHA. Note: Students are not qualified to sit for the Coding certification without further education or experience.

Course Summary

  • Medical Administrative Skills
  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy I
  • Document Processing
  • Business Communication
  • Insurance Billing and Procedures I
  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy II
  • Math for Healthcare
  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy III
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical Coding and Reimbursement
  • Medical Reports
  • Career Development
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Insurance Certification Review
  • Medical Billing Externship
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