The Medical Biller program prepares students to have the opportunity to obtain entry-level employment as a medical biller and coder, as well as related positions with hospitals, medical insurance companies and physician’s offices specializing in medical billing and coding issues.
This course utilizes The Medical Manager the number one software product in the United States for managing medical practices. Features covered are: accounts receivable, insurance billing statements, invoices, encounter forms, super bills, appointment scheduling, recalls, clinical history, diagnosis history, hospital round record-keeping, and referring doctor information.
Students will gain the ability to recognize the meaning of complex medical terms. They will acquire an understanding of the following systems: cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, genitourinary, nervous, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, hemic, and lymphatic.
Students will develop an understanding of the structure, format, and conventions used in ICD-9 CM and CPT coding. In addition to insurance coding, additional topics covered are: insurance companies, Medicare insurance claim forms, accounts receivable, and legal issues.
Job Titles for Graduates of the Medical Billing Program
The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this program prepares students and requires the use of the skills learned as a predominant component of the job.
|Admissions Representative||Medical Customer Service Rep||Medical Receptionist|
|Admitting Clerk||Medical Customer Service Specialist||Medical Records Clerk|
|Medical Admitting Clerk||Medical Data Entry Clerk||Medical Secretary|
|Medical Biller||Medical Data Manager||Medical Typist|
|Medical Billing Coordinator||Medical Front Desk Assistant||Medical Unit Administrator|
|Medical Billing Assistant||Medical Front Desk Manager||Medical Unit Clerk|
|Medical Billing Clerk||Medical Front Desk Clerk||Medical Ward Clerk|
|Medical Billing/Credentialing Specialist||Medical Intake Coordinator||Pediatric Secretary|
|Medical Billing / A/R Clerk||Medical Office Administrator||Unit Clerk|
|Medical Claims Processor||Medical Office Assistant||Ward Clerk|
|Medical Claims Review Specialist||Medical Office Coordinator|
|Medical Collections Specialist||Medical Office File Clerk|
MT2: Medical Terminology I – 30 hours
During Medical Terminology I, the student is introduced to basic Medical Terminology concepts. Medical words will be analyzed along with their relationship to the human body. During this course, terms will also be introduced for the Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, and Genitourinary systems. Pronunciation, spelling and definitions of the
medical terms for these body systems will be reinforced.
MT3: Medical Terminology II – 30 hours
Medical Terminology II reinforces basic Medical Terminology concepts learned in Medical Terminology I. During this course, additional body system terms selected from Nervous System, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Reproductive System, and Medical Specialty (Pharmacology) will be studied. Pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of common terms, abbreviations, and drugs will also be introduced.
MC1: Medical Coding and Reimbursement – 60 hours
During this course, students will develop an understanding of the structure, format and conventions used in ICD-9-CM and CPT coding. In addition to insurance coding, additional topics covered will be: insurance companies, Medicare, insurance claim forms, accounts receivable and legal issues.
CMP1: Computerized Medical Practice Management – 60 hours
Computerized Medical Practice Management utilizes Medical Manager®, a popular software product for managing medical practices. During this course, the topics covered will include: accounts receivable, insurance billing, statements, invoices, encounter forms, super bills, appointment scheduling, recalls, clinical history, diagnosis history, hospital round record-keeping, & referring doctor information.