Online Medical Billing Certificate Course
If you are looking to advance your career in the medical field, earning your Medical Billing certificate can put you on the fast track to career opportunities in physician offices, hospitals and clinics. Madison’s Medical Billing certificate program curriculum was developed by knowledgeable instructors with years of experience in their field. You’ll learn real-world medical billing and claims procedures, how to process invoices and obtain accurate reimbursements while complying with federal regulations and be an important part of the healthcare delivery team. Our flexible, self-paced online training makes it easy complete the program on your terms.
If worries about finances and student debt have kept you from pursuing your career certificate, fear no more. Madison’s online medical billing certificate program is one of the most affordable online courses offered. Your course materials are supplemented by academic support available when you need it by email, phone or online. Our self-paced, flexible program allows you to learn when it’s convenient for you, so you can work around your work schedule and family obligations. There are no prerequisites you need to meet to begin your education, so you can enroll today and graduate in as little as 3 months.
Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career ProgramLearning at Ashworth
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Lesson Group 2: Understanding Managed Care LearningIntroduction to Professional Billing and Coding Careers
An introduction to the different types of facilities that employ allied health personnel; job descriptions pertaining to billing and coding careers; options available for certification.
The history and impact of managed care; the organization of managed care and its effect on the provider, employee, and policyholder; patient financial responsibility; types of managed care plans and insurance coverage.
Key elements of managed care contracts; covered services for patients, including preventive medical services and office visits; protected health information; patient information disclosure; HIPAA security standards and regulations compliance; HITECH and EHRs.
Our medical billing certificate program teaches the fundamentals of the medical billing and coding field. Topics include insurance plans; medical ethics; HIPAA; ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS coding; coding compliance and auditing; physician and hospital billing; Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE; EOBs, refunds, and appeals; workers’ compensation; and electronic claims processing.
Your Medical Billing Course Includes:
- Comprehensive textbook and study guides
- ICD-10 and CPT coding books
- Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
- Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer
- Job resources and personalized career guidance from our dedicated Career Services team
- Career certificate at graduation
It was a great experience for me. The instructors went over everything that you didn’t know with you - and they were always there when you needed them.
— Shirley Ann Griffin, Recent Graduate
If costly tuition has been keeping you from pursuing education as a medical billing professional, think again. Our online medical billing course tuition is affordable and flexible.
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A Medical Billing certificate is your first step to medical billing career opportunities on the front lines of healthcare reform. Medical records jobs pay an annual median salary of $37,110, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The aging population requires more medical tests, treatments and procedures, meaning more reimbursement claims to private and public insurance. Increased demand for use of digital patient records makes your new role even more vital to the healthcare industry.
|The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 15% increase in medical records and health information technician jobs by 2024.|
No, you don’t need previous experience or a degree to enroll in Madison School of Healthcare’s medical billing program and earn your career certificate. This course was created by industry experts with first-hand knowledge of the medical billing field and the responsibilities of the role. These courses will give you the information needed to better prepare for a career opportunity making medical practices and facilities work more efficiently.
It’s important that the program you choose covers the latest information on HIPAA compliance and electronics claims processing. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know, a program that’s focused on the medical billing skills you need to start your career. Your program should include specific lessons on billing practices for important government programs like Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE, as well as detailed instruction about workers compensation claims. You also want to know the required billing practices for both hospitals and a physician’s office.
Students can access the interactive lessons online, but also receive printed study guides. The textbooks and coding books are shipped to students at the required point in their training program.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
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Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (May 5, 2016).