This Medical Billing Specialist program provides the student with training necessary to work with physicians and other medical personnel in an administrative setting. The focus of the program will be on entry level administrative skills such as patient scheduling, telephone techniques, and medical records. The program also focuses on the insurance and billing aspects of the front office. Students are also introduced to medical coding. The program concludes with an externship to a local medical facility to provide hands-on working experience in the medical office. The program is designed for the student with little or no prior experience in the field. Please see the catalog addenda for updated schedules.
Medical Billing Specialist students will be given the opportunity to sit for the Certified Billing & Coding (CBCS) exam held at Great Lakes during their last few weeks of externship. Graduates are also qualified to sit for Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exams offered by NHA. Note: Students are not qualified to sit for the Coding certification without further education or experience.