As the old saying goes, money makes the world go round. For medical offices that means the doors stay open and people get paid. Who is in charge of making that happen? Medical billers. But, the job of a medical biller is not simply sending invoices and collecting payments. Medical billers can also help patients navigate the frustrating and confusing world of insurance. To be a medical biller it takes someone who is highly-organized and analytical.
While medical billing and coding is often regarded as the same job, they are actually two different activities. However, medical billers still need to understand coding language and how to interpret invoices. Through this program, students gain the training needed to serve as a vital member of a medical office or other healthcare facility. Campus students pursue and academic and career path as a Certified Medical Billing Specialist overssen by the Medical Billing Association while online students work to become Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialists from the American Medical Billing Association. The two distinctions pertain to post-program certifications and approvals as offer by each respective national organization. Both online and on campus students gain the same foundation of skills needed for career success as a medical biller. These skills include:
The Medical Billing certificate program provides an in-depth exploration of medical billing and coding through medical billing courses studying Healthcare Reimbursement, Anatomy and Physiology, and advanced billing and coding. The curriculum establishes the framework for success in billing positions through the seven courses that make up this certificate program. The following five courses make up the Medical Billing certificate program: