Medical Billing Specialist

COCC HIT StudentsThe Medical Billing Specialist( MBS) Certificate prepares the student to work in the insurance industry. In addition to the courses required for a Transcriptionist Certificate, students receive additional training in the legal aspects of medical records, with hands on training using current computer technology in medical records and medical billing. Employment may be found working for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, in assisted living facilities, with insurance companies, hospitals, clinics, and even law offices. Job descriptions may include customer service regarding benefits and claims, processing medical claims efficiently, handling patient invoices, and obtaining reimbursement for patients and/or doctors.

Classes include:

Health Info Systems and Procedures (HIT 103)
Medical Terminology I (AH 111)*
Anatomy & Physiology (BI 231)
English Composition (WR 121)*

Interpersonal Communications (SP 218, BA 285, PSY 207)
Health Data Content & Struct (HIT 104)
Medical Terminology II (AH 112)
Anatomy & Physiology II (BI 232)
Healthcare Math (031)
Anatomy & Physiology III (BI 233)

Document Management and Technology (HIT 131A)
Intro to Medical Coding (HIT 182)
Advanced Pathophysiology (HIT 184)
Computer Concepts (CIS 120)*
or Software Applications (CIS 131)
HIPAA Management (HIT 180)
Transcription Application (HIT 131 C Optional)
Directed Practice (HIT 193 required)
Classifications and Reimbursement (HIT 284)
Ambulatory Data Systems (HIT 296)
Public Speaking (SP 111)
Intro/Medical Record Analysis (HIT 205)

*Prerequisites to HIT

For HIT salary and job opportunities state-wide visit the State of Oregon Employment Market Information System.