The Medical Billing Certificate is designed to provide students the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful Medical Billers. This certificate provides a comprehensive overview of the medical billing process, including preauthorization, charge entry, claim preparation, submitting appeals, payment posting, insurance follow-up, and patient follow-up. After successfully completing the certificate, students will be well-equipped to enter the medical billing industry and prepared to take the Certified Professional Biller (CPB) national credentialing exam awarded by the AAPC.
A medical billing certification is just the beginning. There are multiple opportunities for career advancement, including roles in practice management, auditing, documentation improvement, and compliance. Medical billers work in a variety of settings including physician offices, insurance companies, government agency and many employers offer remote work opportunities. Medical billing is one of the few healthcare professions that does not require direct patient care. There are numerous remote work opportunities and a predictable work schedule. It is projected that there will be continued job growth with increased wages in the future.
Medical Billers are typically detail-oriented with strong problem-solving skills. A typical Medical Biller is an extroverted personality with strong customer service skills, an interest in medicine and possesses computer skills. This person shall have an ability to collaborate with others and work in a team environment, be a lifelong learner with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Courses are offered part-time (three classes each semester), in the evenings and are delivered in a combination of online and hybrid formats (depending on the course) making it ideal for working professionals or those who have other daytime commitments.
Determine Your Path
Medical Billing graduates are employed in physician offices, billing companies and insurance offices. They may even work from home.
Whether you looking to advance your career or enter a new field in medical billing, COD offers:
- Licensed Education Provider for the AAPC.
- Exam based curriculum to ensure there are no surprises when it comes to credentialing exams.
- Fall and spring start dates.
- Dedicated educators with numerous years of field and classroom experience.
- The opportunity to begin your new career in under a year.
Medical Billing Certificate
The Medical Billing certificate provides students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to perform diagnosis and procedure coding as well as billing for employment in a physician office or outpatient clinic.
To become a certified coder, the following agencies administer coding examinations:
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
- American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
Get Started Today
The first step to getting started in the Medical Billing program is to read the Medical Billing Registration Packet. The packet contains a registration checklist that you will need to follow in order to be eligible for admission.
Academic and Career Pathways give you a roadmap to achieving your career goals. Follow a pathway based on your degree that outlines which classes you need to take and when so you graduate on time or move on to the next phase in your career.
- Medical Billing, Certificate
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