Insurance Billing Specialist

The Insurance Billing Specialist program will prepare the students for medical billing practices: paper and electronic; basic anatomy and medical terminology and diagnostic and procedural codes which are so very important in the billing process. The program covers the basics of pharmacology and human diseases and will walk the student through the world of Medical Records/Health Information management.

Basic computer knowledge is required for the program and in professional settings that offer career opportunities to the Insurance Billing Specialist: hospitals, physician’s offices, insurance companies, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, medical laboratories, home health care agencies and independent billing agencies.

Insurance Billing Specialists prepare, submit and process insurance claims with their extensive new found language of medicine and so much more. This certificate will open doors to varied positions such as Billing Specialist, Billing Coordinator, Reimbursement Specialist, Patient Account Representative, Electronic Claims Processor, Claims Reviewer, Claims Analyst, Medical Collector, Coding Specialist, Data Quality Analyst. The degree of professional elevation is up to the desire of the student.  This certificate program is that all important first step.

Certificate Requirements

Semester 1
Anatomy and Terminology for Medical Coding
Introduction to Health Insurance / Billing & Coding
Semester 2
Introduction to Medical Records and Health Information Management
Pharmacology

Information
This program awards a College-Approved Certificate upon completion of 4 courses and 10 credits.

Additional Information
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About the Program
This four course certificate program is offered on the Canton campus beginning each September on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and continues through the Spring semester on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, concluding in May.  Successful candidates are invited to receive their certificates during Massasoit’s June commencement exercises.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submit an application form to the Admissions Office.
  • Submit official High School or GED transcript and official College transcripts.
  • Complete Required College Placement Tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. 

Contact the Student Assessment Office at 508-588-9100 x1991 or 1992 for testing information.

For more information, please contact the Canton Admissions office at 508-588-9100 x2114.