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Medical Billing Specialist

Career and Technical

Location: Coeur d'Alene

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Program Description

Medical billing specialists are in demand particularly if they possess ICD and CPT coding skills. The medical billing specialist program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions processing and managing third-party reimbursement and managing patient accounts receivables in a variety of health care settings. Physician practices clinics health maintenance organizations and other health care entities including private billing services are all employment options.

The associate in applied science degree in Medical Billing Specialist includes both theoretical and practical laboratory instruction.

Students will complete general education courses and courses in medical terminology coding insurance reimbursement medicolegal issues manual and computerized accounting and credit and collections. In the final semester of the program, the student has the opportunity to take and earn the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) credential exam.

With a variety of career experiences, a professional medical billing specialist may pursue a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential by passing the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential by passing the national certification examination administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The medical billing specialist pursues a lifelong program of continuing education.

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Quick Facts: Bill and Account Collectors
2021 Median Pay $37,700 per year
$18.13 per hour 
Typical Entry-Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Moderate-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2021  215,400
Job Outlook, 2021-31 -8% (Decline)
Employment Change, 2021-31  -17,500

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Program Snapshot

Degree Type Duration Path Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree 4/6 Semesters Full-time / Part-time 60-62 Degree requirements

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