Contact one of the colleges (listed on this website) where you would like to attend classes. You may register online at their website or by calling the school directly.
Is pre-registration required?
It is strongly suggested you pre-register for all classes. This will ensure the courses are available.
Are there any prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites for the “Introduction to Medical Insurance Billing” class. However, in order to register for additional classes, completion of the “Introduction to Medical Insurance Billing” or previous experience in the healthcare industry is required.
After taking these classes can I start my own business?
Normally you would have to work in an office as a biller before starting out on your own billing service.
Yes. All workbooks are purchased directly from the instructor the first day of each class.
Can I get financial aid?
Please contact the school where you are interested in taking your classes and they will tell you if financial aid is available. To find schools where we offer classes select School Locations on this site.
Is there a test after class in order to obtain my Certificate?
No, community services are non-credited courses, the certificate issued is a Certificate of Attendance.
How much do the courses cost?
Registration and material fees are listed on each schools website. Links to schools are located on the school locations page of this website.
Do you offer online classes?
Yes. Please visit the school location page for schools that offer the courses online.
How long does it take to complete the Certificate Program?
Because these courses concentrate on medical insurance billing only (we do not teach anatomy, physiology, transcription and medical assisting, etc.), most students complete all classes within one month. Courses are offered both weekends and weeknights.
You will be given skills the you need to obtain an entry-level position as a medical biller. We do not provide direct job placement but the instructor maintains a list of all students interested in job placement or internship opportunities.
Can I get a job with the Certificate I receive from the college after attending the courses?
If you have no previous background in the healthcare industry, it is suggested that you do an internship after completing the courses. Also, some offices want to mold you to fit in their office, so they will train you to run things “their” way. Many offices want to know that you have taken courses with a live instructor and have had formal training by someone in the industry.
Will the instructor be available after I complete the courses?
Yes, the instructor is available for all students for your first year after completing the Certificate Program.
How often are the classes offered?
Most colleges offer the courses twice a year, during the spring and fall semesters.
What is the difference between Medical Billing, Coding and Transcription?
MEDICAL BILLING– The process of submitting insurance claims from medical providers to insurance companies as well as collections from patients and insurance companies. MEDICAL CODING – The task of using a classification system to assign code numbers and letters to each symptom, diagnosis, disease, procedure, and operation that appears in the patient’s chart. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION – Typing, formatting, and proofreading dictated medically-oriented reports. Most commonly, MT's transcribe physicians’ dictation that outlines a patient’s health.
Are there billing organizations for Medical Insurance Billers to join?
Yes. Many of them will be made available during the classes.