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Online Medical Billing Course

Medical Billing Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
4-7 months, self-paced

Medical Billing Program Goal

Program Goal:
To prepare students for an entry-level position as a medical billing specialist.


Program Outcomes

Graduates of this course will be trained in the theoretical instruction and practical skills that prepare them to gain entry-level employment in the medical billing profession. This course offers the most up-to-date information on the health insurance industry and reimbursement methodologies for claim submissions, so you can rest assured you will learn everything you need to have a successful career as a medical billing and medical claims specialist.

Cynthia Bracy Instructor

Medical Billing Specialist Program Instructor/Course Expert

Cynthia Bracy, MPH, RHIA

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Medical Billing Specialist instructor Cynthia Bracy, not only possesses extensive qualifications but has also actively worked in the field. This firsthand experience allows her to provide invaluable support to ensure the success of our aspiring Medical Billing Specialist students.

Online Medical Billing Career training outcomes

The coursework trains students to:

  • Describe the roles, average day, personal qualities, and desirable character traits of various healthcare professionals.
  • Apply an understanding of medical terminology to their work as medical billing professionals.
  • Describe the characteristics of the types of healthcare insurance and explain the differences between them.
  • Explain the history and development of various diagnostic and procedural coding manuals and how they apply to insurance.
  • Correctly complete CMS-1500 forms using medical billing software.
  • Define terms used on an explanation of benefits and complete a CMS-1500 form for secondary insurance carriers and create medical bills for patients.
  • Process and maintain records on claim reimbursement.
  • Adhere to ethical standards and guidelines for healthcare professionals.

Curriculum

Instruction Pack I: Introduction to Medical Billing

In Pack 1, students explore the roles of various healthcare professionals. Additionally, students discover the role medical records play in a billing specialist’s job and gain a basic understanding of electronic records. They begin learning medical terminology using a unique word-building system to help them interpret new terms.

Instruction Pack II: Medical Terminology, Ethics and Reimbursement

Pack 2 rounds out the important work of mastering medical vocabulary using a word-building system. After examining important ethical and legal issues that they may encounter, students wrap up by learning about the history and development of healthcare reimbursement.

Instruction Pack III: Coding for the Medical Biller and Medical Insurance

Pack 3 begins with the history and development of the various coding systems. Then, students gain an overview of private insurance, managed care, and government programs. Finally, the details of military insurance and workers’ compensation are reviewed.

Instruction Pack IV: Medical Claims Processing

This pack introduces students to one of the most common insurance claim forms—the CMS-1500. Students get extensive, hands-on practice completing the CMS-1500 form and interpreting explanations of benefits, as well as completing secondary claims. Students then explore how to deal with insurance follow-up, denials, and aging. Finally, students learn to complete a claim using a cloud-based medical billing software.

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