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Medical Billing Specialist

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Income:

($43,140 - $47,410)


Cluster:

Health Informatics


Class of Occupation:

- Conventional



Description

Medical Coding & Billing Specialists work with patient records after medical treatment to insure that the medical records are accurate in the patient's medical history, and also to make sure that the correct procedures are being billed for. These positions require a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as an understanding of medical treatments and disease progressions. Depending on the type of office setting, the job functions may vary, with Medical Coding Specialists performing more documentation and Medical Billing Specialists dealing with insurance claim forms and handing the interaction between the medical practice and the insurance companies. Obtaining certification for these career paths require two to four semesters. Demand for these careers is strong and will continue to grow as the aging population increases.



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Education Info


Campus(es):

- Cañada College


Time to Completion:

3 semester(s)


Type of Program:

Certificate


Educational Requirement

High School degree


Cost:

$46 per unit for 24 units



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Prerequisite course listing:

No prerequisites required.


Additional Information:

Please contact Victoria Clinton at clinton@smccd.edu or canbusiness@smccd.edu for further details.


Program Website:

http://canadacollege.edu/medicalassisting/index.php