Medical Billing Specialist

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Medical Billing Specialist

Technical Diploma

19 Credits | Less than 1 year

Online Program

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Career Cluster: Business Management

With the Medical Billing Specialist technical diploma, you can enter the high-demand field of healthcare. There are many career opportunities in hospitals, clinics (medical, vision, chiropractic, and dental), insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities as a medical biller.

Program Overview

The Medical Billing Specialist technical diploma prepares you to perform billing functions in a clinic, hospital or specialty practice. This embedded technical diploma involves coursework on the patient-to-payment billing cycle in the medical facility. This embedded technical diploma fully ladders into the Medical Administrative Professional associates degree.

Program Outcomes

Medical Billing Specialist graduates will be able to:

  • 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
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Frontline and nonclinical healthcare workers are projected to add more than 2 million job openings this decade.

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Flexible scheduling and start dates.

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High-demand job. 


Academics

Medical Billing classes are offered on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). Select courses are also available at the learning centers in Ladysmith and Hayward. Take classes online, by interactive television and in the traditional classroom format.

Experienced Instructors

WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. The experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.

Career Pathways

As a Medical Billing student at WITC, you have started your Career Pathway. This is the first step in earning credentials each step of the way! Graduates of the Medical Billing program may continue to earn diplomas in Healthcare Receptionist, Health Office Professional or an associate in Medical Administrative Professional.

Cutting Edge, Relevant Curriculum

Continuous networking with medical office professionals, employers and recent graduates keeps your courses up to date and applicable to your future career.  


Curriculum

Upon completion of the program curriculum you’ll be able to perform routine healthcare administrative procedures, process insurance claims, use technology to complete business and administrative tasks and model professionalism in the workplace.

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Featured Medical Billing Specialist Courses

10106134
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course presents common health insurance terminology and selected private and government insurance coverages. Students are introduced to basic principles of disease coding and procedural coding from the physician/provider perspective and follow the life cycle of the medical insurance claim with the aim of accurate and efficient reimbursement for services provided. This is not for experienced coders. PREREQUISITE: 10501101 Medical Terminology.
10106140
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Simulates handling patients and employees, applying customer service skills, and the use of computers in a medical/clinical setting. Hands-on experience in scheduling appointments, work in electronic medical records, establishing a fee schedule, and practice management. Utilizes Microsoft Office software, electronic billing software, electronic medical record software, telephone systems, internet, fax and e-mail. PREREQUISITE: 10106143 Medical Office Procedures and Customer Service and COREQUISITE: 10106135 Introduction to Healthcare Documentation.
10501101
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

Medical Billing Specialist is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Medical Billing Specialist student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

You could take this first and get a credential.

Medical Billing Specialist

Technical Diploma
19 Credits / 3 Semesters Part Time
Potential Careers
Hospital Medical Biller, Physician’s Office Medical Biller, Laboratory Medical Biller, Patient Account Representative, Revenue Cycle Representative
Average Starting Wage
$25,360-$27,980 annually
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Continue your education to advance your skills.

Medical Administrative Professional

Associate Degree
64 Credits / Two Years Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Receptionist, Medical Scheduler, Hospital Admissions Representative, Medical Language Specialist, Medical Billing Specialist, Patient Account Representative, Clinic Coder & more
Average Starting Wage
$29,118-$37,383 annually
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Medical Administrative Professional Bachelor's Degree

Lakeland University | Northland College | UW-Barron County | UW-Green Bay | UW-Oshkosh | UW-Stout
Potential Careers
Medical Administrative Services Manager, Post-Secondary Education Instructor
Average Starting Wage
$28,309–$51,584 annually

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Medical Billing Specialist

19 Credits | Less than 1 year

$2,740

$2,040 In Tuition and Fees


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the WITC Medical Billing Specialist Program

Upon completion of the program, you will a Medical Billing Specialist technical diploma. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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