Medical billing specialist certificate
This career enhancement certificate, offered entirely online, is 21 credit hours that prepare you for entry-level employment as a medical biller.
A medical billing specialist is responsible for preparing and submitting claims to third party payers for reimbursement. You’ll work with claims and claim denials to ensure maximum reimbursement for services provided, resolve patient billing issues, answer questions from insurance providers and be accountable for the financial health of the revenue cycle.
In this program, you’ll learn how to submit primary and secondary claims, how to verify a patient’s benefits and the steps to auditing and appealing an insurance carrier’s denial. As with all healthcare professions, there is an emphasis on confidentiality of the patient’s health record and compliant release of information.
When you complete this program, you’ll be eligible to sit for certification exams. See the National Health Association website for more information about the certified billing and coding specialist exam at nhanow.com/certifications/billing-coding or the American Association of Professional Coders for the certified professional biller certification at aapc.com/certification/cpb/.