Medical Billing Specialist
26 Credits | 3 - 4 semesters part time
Financial Aid Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
*Combination of Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction
Career Cluster: Business Management
With the Medical Billing Specialist technical diploma, you can enter the high-demand field of healthcare. There are many career opportunities in hospitals, clinics (medical, vision, chiropractic, and dental), insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities as a medical biller.
The Medical Billing Specialist technical diploma prepares you to perform billing functions in a clinic, hospital or specialty practice. This embedded technical diploma involves coursework on the patient-to-payment billing cycle in the medical facility. This embedded technical diploma fully ladders into the Medical Administrative Professional associates degree.
Medical Billing Specialist graduates will be able to:
- Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures
- Process insurance claims
- Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
- Maintain internal and external relationships
- Model professionalism in the workplace
Frontline and nonclinical healthcare workers are projected to add more than 2 million job openings this decade.
Learn by doing.
Flexible scheduling and start dates.
Medical Billing classes are offered on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). Take classes online, by web conferencing, Your Choice and in the traditional classroom format.
Northwood Tech is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. The experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.
As a Medical Billing Specialist student at Northwood Tech, you have started your Career Pathway. This is the first step in earning credentials each step of the way! Graduates of the Medical Billing Specialist program may continue their education and earn an associate degree in Medical Administrative Professional.
Cutting Edge, Relevant Curriculum
Continuous networking with medical office professionals, employers and recent graduates keeps your courses up to date and applicable to your future career.
Upon completion of the program curriculum you’ll be able to perform routine healthcare administrative procedures, process insurance claims, use technology to complete business and administrative tasks and model professionalism in the workplace.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Continue your education to advance your skills.
Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a Northwood Tech counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
Medical Billing Specialist
26 Credits | Less than 1 year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Medical Billing Specialist Program
Upon completion of the program, you will a Medical Billing Specialist technical diploma.