Tuesday – July 29, 2014

 

Medical Billing
Technical Diploma
School of Business
West Allis Campus
Program Code: 31-106-5

 

For Information: 414-456-5500

Overview — The Medical Billing technical diploma prepares you for employment in healthcare facilities, healthcare provider offices, medical schools, and government agencies. Many of the classes are available in both day and evening sessions.

 

Added Career Value — After earning this diploma, the credits can be applied toward completing the Medical Administrative Specialist  associate degree program. Ask your program advisor for more information.

 

Career Outlook — The employment outlook is favorable in the medical billing field. Demand for medical billers will continue to be spurred by a growing and aging population. Growing numbers of medical billers will be needed due to the increasing number of transactions needed to close each claim. Insurance companies, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other providers continue to hire qualified medical billing personnel.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Communicate professionally in the healthcare environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of insurance-related practices
  • Demonstrate understanding of documents utilized in healthcare billing
  • Demonstrate understanding of interpreting various insurance carriers' EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) and EOR (Explanation of Review) or RA (Remittance Advice)
  • Manage client information
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Determine priorities and follow through
  • Treat everyone with courtesy
  • Demonstrate MATC core abilities


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Hospital Medical Biller
Laboratory Medical Biller
Physician's Office Medical Biller


Related Programs:
Health Information Technology
Medical Administrative Specialist

 

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

 

OFTECH-136

Keyboard Skill Development 1

1

 

OFTECH-122

Business English Essentials

3

 

 

OFTECH-124

Medical Office Terminology 1

3

 

 

 

ACCTG-102

Basic Office Accounting

3

 

COMPSW-106

Introduction to MS Office

3

 

NATSCI-189

Basic Anatomy

3

 

OFTECH-112

Computerized Medical Billing ‡

3

 

 

OFTECH-125

Medical Office Terminology 2 ‡

3

 

 

OFTECH-174

Medical Claims Reimbursement ‡

 2 

 

RBUS-140

Medical Insurance Principles and Coding ‡

3

OFTECH-197

Medical Office Career Investigation ‡

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 30

   ‡ Prerequisite required.

    Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

    For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.