Medical Billing Clerk

Program Overview

The Medical Billing Clerk certificate program provides instruction in medical insurance and medical billing for reimbursement purposes.

Students may enter the Medical Billing Clerk certificate program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 20 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Medical Billing Clerk certificate program must be able to work in an office setting, type and produce business documents, be a fast and accurate typist, show initiative, work with people, work as a team member, multi-task, display a professional appearance, work with computers and computer application software, and have a strong work ethic.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$16,640.00 – $20,800.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,662.00
Books & Supplies:  $600.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Medical Billing Clerks are responsible for compiling and maintaining records of charges for goods and services rendered at any health care facility.  Some duties may include patient billing, reimbursement, handling follow-up questions from patients, and records management.  Medical Billing Clerks must be extremely organized and detail oriented.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • BUSN2375Healthcare Coding3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXElective - 3 Hours3 credit hours0 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXOccupational Related Elective - 2 Credit Hours2 credit hours contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ALHS1011Structure and Function of the Human Body5 credit hours75 contact hours
  • BUSN2310Anatomy & Term for the Medical Admin. Assist.3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ALHS1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • BUSN2300Medical Terminology2 credit hours30 contact hours