Medical Billing

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Program Information

  • Location: West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 31-160-5
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Medical Billing Diploma

DESCRIPTION

To perform essential functions of healthcare administration, you will gain knowledge of office accounting, medical insurance, efficient office practices, and basic human anatomy. Courses are offered in a blended format, which may include traditional classroom and online instruction.

Employment opportunities are expected to increase. In addition to healthcare facilities, medical billers work in medical schools and government agencies.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Medical Administrative Specialist associate degree.

Additional program details: Aptitudes that will contribute to success include an ability to work under pressure, adaptability, empathy, a customer-service orientation, and a strong personal and professional code of ethics.


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Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
BRHLTH-124 Medical Office Terminology 1 3
OFTECH-101 Office Technologies 1 3
OFTECH-103 Keyboard and Keypad 1
OFTECH-122 Business English Essentials 3
BIOSCI-189 Basic Anatomy 3
BRHLTH-112 Computerized Medical Billing ‡ 3
BRHLTH-125 Medical Office Terminology 2 ‡ 3
BRHLTH-170 Medical Insurance Principles and Coding ‡ 3
BRHLTH-174 Medical Claims Reimbursement ‡ 2
BRHLTH-197 Medical Office Career Investigation ‡ 3
TOTAL CREDITS 27

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Program Outcomes

  • Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures
  • Process insurance claims
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Maintain internal and external relationships
  • Model professionalism in the workplace

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities are expected to increase. 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.

Possible Careers

Hospital Medical Biller
Laboratory Medical Biller
Physician's Office Medical Biller
Reimbursement Specialist

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Last updated: 03/26/2021