Program Overview

The Medical Billing Specialist program provides the student with the training necessary to work with physicians and other medical personnel in an administrative setting. The focus of the program will be on 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.

Course Listing

  • Medical Administrative Skills
  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy I
  • Business Communication
  • Math for Healthcare
  • Insurance Billing and Procedures I
  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy II
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Coding and Reimbursement I
  • Medical Reports
  • Career Development
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Insurance Certification Review
  • Medical Billing Externship

Experienced Instructors

All the instructors at Great Lakes have years of experience working in the field. In fact many instructors continue to work in the field while also teaching at Great Lakes.

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

We offer job placement assistance to all graduates, regardless of when they graduated. If you find yourself out of work years down the road, feel free contact our Career Services department for assistance.

Nationally Accredited School

Great Lakes is nationally accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. In 2017, the last year eligible, Great Lakes was named a School of Excellence by ACCSC for rigorous adherence to their educational standards.

Certification Opportunities

Insurance and Coding Specialist (ICS)

Medical Billing Specialist students will be given the opportunity to sit for the Insurance and Coding Specialist (ICS) exam held at the school during their last few weeks of externship.

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Graduates are also qualified to sit for Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exams offered by NHA.

Great Lakes By The Numbers

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Over 50 Years Educating Residents of NWPA
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Over 20,000 Students Educated

Financial Aid Available

We understand that furthering your education in pursuit of a new career is a costly investment. Great Lakes offers financial aid to those that qualify. Our dedicated financial aid advisors will cover all funding options with you, including grants, scholarships, state, and federal aid.

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