Medical Billing

The Medical Billing certificate course is designed for allied health employees who are interested in learning this facet of running a healthcare facility, or even those students who want to test the waters and see if this profession is right for them. The need for talented and knowledgeable medical billers is on the rise as the healthcare field continues to expand. Medical billers work in a variety of settings, mainly corresponding with patients and insurance carriers to collect, process, and post payments to patient accounts. Consider combining this course with Medical Office Procedures and Anatomy, Medical Terminology & HIPAA for Healthcare Professionals to make the most of your training and increase your promotability.

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: Online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-12 months. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.

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Medical Billing Curriculum

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Unit 1: Blackstone's Skills for Success

  • Discover How You Learn
  • Find a Place to Study
  • Learn How to Study

Unit 2: Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding, and Office Technology

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • The Internet
  • Other Types of Office Technology

Unit 3: Introduction to Insurance Billing and Coding 1

  • Role of an Insurance Billing Specialist
  • HIPAA Compliance and Privacy in Insurance Billing
  • Basics of Health Insurance
  • Medical Documentation and the Electronic Health Record
  • Diagnostic Coding
  • Procedural Coding

Unit 4: Introduction to Insurance Billing and Coding 2

  • The Paper Claim CMS-1500 (08-05)
  • Electronic Data Interchange: Transactions and Security
  • Receiving Payments and Insurance Problem Solving
  • Office and Insurance Collection Strategies
  • The Blue Plans, Private Insurance, and Managed Care Plans
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid and Other State Programs

Unit 5: Introduction to Insurance Billing and Coding 3

  • TRICARE and CHAMPVA
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Disability Income Insurance & Disability Benefit Programs
  • Hospital Billing
  • Seeking a Job and Attaining Professional Advancement

 

 

 

Medical Billing Course Materials

Blackstone makes it easy for you to complete the Medical Billing course by providing all of the materials needed. See further details below:

  • Blackstone's Skills for Success  - Study Unit
  • Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding and Office Technology-  Study Unit
  • Introduction to Insurance Billing and Coding 1-3 - Study Units
  • Blackstone's Typing Tutor
  • Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office - E-textbook

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Access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center

New Online Student Center

You will gain unlimited access to Blackstone's Online Student Center, where you can download your Study Guides, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.

In addition, Blackstone will also provide you with:

Thorough Testing

Each course offers graded examinations to assist Blackstone in assessing a student’s understanding of the concepts taught. In addition, there are many self-checks throughout the program to evaluate your progress.

Documents

Students will receive an official transcript and a certificate upon successful completion of the course in which they are enrolled. A copy of their transcript will also be on permanent file with Blackstone and is available for a nominal fee.

Ample Time

Students have up to twelve months to complete the course. If additional time is needed, a six-month extension can be purchased for $75.00.

Instant Grading

Immediate feedback is provided for all exams submitted through the Online Student Center—you will receive an electronic grade report instantly!

Support

Your success in our certificate course is important to us! Any time you need assistance, please contact us. We are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may encounter during your training.

Affordable Tuition

Our low tuition cost covers the entire course selected, including: course materials, exam evaluation services, access to the Online Student Center, and your certificate upon graduation!

Financial Assistance

Blackstone’s financial assistance programs include sponsorship, interest-free financing with low monthly payments.

All tuition plans are interest FREE! Choose affordable education on your terms. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Medical Billing Tuition

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable cost. Choose the payment plan that best fits your budget and get started today!

Available Payment Plans

1. You can choose to pay the $649.00 tuition in full or;

2. We offer a payment plan with a 100% approval rate for our courses—you will pay a $59.00 down payment & 10 monthly payments of $59.00.

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International Student Policy:

International, Alaskan, Hawaiian and Canadian students are required to participate under the full payment plan only. There is an additional charge for shipping/handling of all materials. Please refer to the International Training page for requirements or call (800) 826-9228 prior to enrollment. AK, HI, Canadian and international students may be required to pay extra duties required by customs authorities at the time of receipt of study material.)
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All tuition plans are interest FREE! Choose affordable education on your terms. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.