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Medical-Billing-Certificate

Online Medical Billing Certificate - Prepare to Start Your Career

Medical billing involves generating claims to submit to insurance companies for payment of medical services. Medical billers navigate between patients, healthcare providers and insurance companies and translate healthcare services into billing claims.

Knowledgeable medical billers can optimize revenue performance for physician practices and healthcare organizations. 

People often combine medical billing and coding, but they are distinct roles and have different professional certifications that are recognized by employers. Both are occupations in health information management, which is a growing healthcare career field.

The Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Billing is an ideal credential for those interested in entering the healthcare and health information management field, especially in the Philadelphia region.

Graduates of the Medical Billing certificate will be prepared to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) exam, which is highly valued and often preferred by employers for medical records specialists.

The program is completely stackable and part of the College's renowned Health Information Management program, which includes our Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Coding, AS in Health Information Management and BS in Health Information Administration. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Billing program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain the components of the revenue cycle
  2. Recognize legal and ethical issues in medical billing
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use the ICD-10-CM and CPT coding manuals
  4. Evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodologies

Program at a Glance:

Credits:

16

Format:

100% online & stackable

Transfer Credits:

Apply up to 6 transfer credits to this certificate

Time to Complete:

9 months; our test out options can shorten your timeline.

Tuition:

$9,600; our test out options can reduce tuition costs.
($600 per credit x 16 credits)

See if you qualify for a corporate discount.


*Tuition is based on current tuition and does not include fees or books.

The Ideal Stackable Credential for Health Information Management 

The Certificate in Medical Billing stacks directly to Peirce College's Medical Coding certificate and AS in Health Information Technology degree program, which supports professional development and career advancement.

HIM-stackable

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Earn AAPC Certification

Graduates will be eligible to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) exam, which is highly valued and often preferred by employers for medical records specialists.

    Why Earn Professional Certification?

    Earning AAPC certification will help you stand out from other job candidates.

    According to the AAPC, medical coders who hold the CPB™ certification earn an average annual salary of nearly $47,000.00 in Pennsylvania.

    Curriculum

    For course requirements and prerequisite information, refer to the individual course descriptions in the College Catalog.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
    PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
    HIT 100Medical Terminology3
    HIT 215Legal Issues in Health Information Management3
    HIT 218Healthcare Reimbursement3
    HIT 220ICD-10-CM Coding3
    HIT 225CPT/Outpatient Coding3

    The prerequisite (HIT 101) for HIT 215 is waived for Medical Billing certificate students.  

    The prerequisite (SCI 270) for HIT 220 and HIT 225 is waived for Medical Billing certificate students.

     

     

    Advisory Board

    The Health Programs Advisory Board is one of the primary mechanisms that drive the ongoing evaluation and development of Peirce College’s health programs and keep them relevant, current and in touch with the needs of employers.  The board is comprised of healthcare industry professionals, program faculty, College administrators, the general public and alumni.   

    Our goal is to create a diversified forum that will address trends, developments, and issues affecting the healthcare community as a whole, and the healthcare industry in particular.  

    Current Health Programs Advisory Board members are employed in a variety of healthcare settings in organizations such as the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Merakey, Lankenau Medical Center-Main Line Health and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Health & Human Services Student Association

    The Health and Human Service Programs Student Association (HPSA) is composed of students enrolled in Peirce College’s health and human service programs. There is no membership fee to belong to HPSA. Students become members when they become a student in a health or human services program.   

    HPSA provides a vehicle for students to get to know each other, network, discuss areas of study, and provide support for each other.  Faculty advisors for HPSA facilitate educational and social programs for students to participate.  Information relating to careers in the healthcare industry, opportunities for scholarships, internships, part-time jobs, and academic requirements and policies are freely available through an electronic platform through the Canvas Learning Management System.

    Careers in Medical Billing & Coding

    Earning a Certificate in Medical Billing from Peirce College is a great way to start your career in health information management. Peirce graduates hold a variety of positions in health information management, administration and leadership at hospitals, healthcare systems, insurance companies and physician offices.

     

    Apply Today

     “Successful students in the Certificate of Medical Billing program and our other Health Information Management programs are committed to developing proficiency as future medical billers and health information management professionals. Our programs are rigorous by design, and our most successful students recognize the value of asking for support from their instructor and staff in the Walker Center for Academic Excellence.”

    Stephanie A. Donovan, Ed.D., MBA, RHIA

    Dean, Academic Operations and Faculty Development, & Faculty Chair, Health & Human Services

    Apply today!

     

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