Medical Billing Specialist
The Medical Billing Specialist Certificate includes the coursework from the Medical Office Specialist Certificate plus additional courses that prepares the student to work in the insurance industry. The students receives 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, assisted living facilities, insurance companies, hospitals, and clinics. Job descriptions may include customer service for benefits and claims, medical claims processing, handling patient invoices, and obtaining reimbursement for patients and/or doctors.
AH 111 Medical Terminology I
CIS 120 Computer Concepts
WR 121 Academic Composition
First year curriculum:
HIT 103 Health Info Systems/Procedures
HIT 180 HIPAA Management
BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
AH 112 Medical Terminology II
HIT 104 Health Data Content/Structure
MTH 031 Health Care Math
BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Choose one of the following:
SP 218 Interpersonal Communication
or BA 285 Business Human Relations*
or PSY 101 Applied Psychology*
*May not be offered winter term. Please check course schedule.
HIT 131A Document Mgmt/Technology
HIT 182 Intro to Medical Coding
HIT 184 Adv Pathophysiology
BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III
HIT 193 Directed Practice I
Second year curriculum:
HIT 201 Legal Aspects of Health Care
HIT 205 Intro to Medical Records Analysis
HIT 284 Classification & Reimbursement Systems
HIT 296 Ambulatory Data Systems
SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
For HIT salary and job opportunities state-wide visit the State of Oregon Employment Market Information System.