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 Medical Billing Certificate

Medical Billing Certificate

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About Medical Billing

The standards for accuracy in health insurance claims processing are becoming more exacting at the same time that health insurance plan options are rapidly expanding. These changes, coupled with modifications in regulations affecting the health insurance industry, are a constant challenge to medical office personnel. Those responsible for processing health insurance claims require instruction in all aspects of medical insurance, including plan optionscarrier requirements, various regulations, extracting relevant information from source documents, accurate claim form completion, and diagnosis and procedure coding. The Medical Billing Certificate Program at Laurus College gives students the skills to market themselves to future employers in this fast paced industry.

Course Number Class Title Credit Hours
MED 110
Medical Terminology
MED 150
Health Insurance
MED 160
Diagnosis Coding
MED 170
Supplies and Procedural Coding
MED 200
Electronic Medical Billing
MED 205
Medical Portfolio Presentations
CPU 100
Computer Basics
CDM 101
Communication and Decision Making
Total 40

Medical Billing Certificate Program Gainful Employment Disclosures

Study this program at:

San Luis Obispo
Santa Maria

Program Highlights:

• Overview of Health Insurance
• Diagnosis and Procedure Coding
• Review of Source Documents
• Claim Form Completion

Potential Careers:

Health Information Specialist
Billing Specialist
Medical Records Technician
Patient Accounts Representative

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Career Summary:

Medical Billing professionals compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. They also process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
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SOC Code: 25-1194.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
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SOC Code: 29-2071.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
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SOC Code: 43-3021.02

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Bill and Account Collectors
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SOC Code: 43-3011.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Receptionists and Information Clerks
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SOC Code: 43-4171.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Medical Secretaries
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SOC Code: 43-6013.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Insurance Claims Clerks
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SOC Code: 43-9041.01

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Insurance Policy Processing Clerks
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SOC Code: 43-9041.02