Medical Billing

Overview

If you’re good at details, a medical billing degree could be the perfect fit for you.

The healthcare industry relies on skilled medical billing professionals to accurately submit claims for reimbursement and collect payment for the services provided.  Earning your associate degree or diploma in medical billing and insurance is a great place to start preparing for a career in this growing field. And with Herzing's online medical billing classes, you'll have the flexibility to learn and earn your degree or diploma from work, home, or wherever it's convenient.

Associate Degree

20 Months / 61 Credits

Diploma

12 Months / 43 Credits

What do medical billing and insurance professionals do?

  • Send information to the appropriate patients, insurance companies, doctors and medical facilities
  • Process insurance claims for billing and pursue payment
  • Follow claims to enure reimbursement is occurring
Classes start October 1.
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Medical Billing Diploma or Degree? 

With Herzing you have a two education paths to prepare for a career in medical billing. The path you choose depends on your long-term goals.

  • Want to be ready to enter the job market as soon as possible? Consider our medical billing diploma program and be ready to start you career in 12 months.
  • Interested in learning additional principles of business and management, or in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the future?  Our associate degree option may be right for you.
Medical Billing Program

Benefits

Our medical billing and insurance programs are available online and at select campus locations. Whether you choose to study online or on campus, you’ll benefit from career-focused programs that have adult learners in mind.

As a Herzing student, you will:

  • Learn from experienced faculty who are dedicated to your success
  • Gain a practical application of skills using industry-current programs and processes
  • Be fully prepared for the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist certification exam upon graduation

Earning industry certification can show employers that you’re committed to your career—and to providing a high standard of service.

Privacy Matters

Patient privacy is an important part of Herzing University’s medical billing curriculum.  We ensure our students have a full understanding of the privacy of medical information and the ramification of violating patient privacy.

Careers

What can you do with a medical billing degree?

Medical billing job opportunities are growing, thanks to increased demand for both electronic health care records and medical treatment in general.

A career in medical billing could be right for you it you:

  • Are very detail-oriented and have an eye for catching mistakes others miss
  • Are comfortable navigating computer software programs
  • Work well both independently and in a team

Possible job titles may include: Insurance Specialist, Medical Biller, Medical Billing Specialist and Medical Insurance Representative

Work Environment

With a career as a medical insurance billing specialist, you can typically expect a 40-hour work week in an office environment such as a healthcare facility or agency setting. Medical Insurance Billing Specialists often receive a comprehensive benefit package that includes health insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement savings plan such as profit-sharing or 401(k). Some employers have part-time opportunities available as well.

 

Ready to take the Next Step?

Apply onlinerequest information or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's medical billing programs!

Curriculum

Medical Billing and Insurance Program Curriculum

As a graduate of the Medical Billing and Insurance program at Herzing University, you'll be provided with the specific skills and capabilities needed to work as a biller in doctors’ offices, home healthcare services, outpatient care centers, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities. Explore the path that best suits your career goals.

ProgramsCreditsMonths*
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Insurance6120
Diploma in Medical Billing and Insurance4312
*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location
 
 
 

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist

This program takes what you learned in the diploma program and adds the general education classes needed for an associate degree, which will give you greater career flexibility and advancement opportunities.  View Program Course Sheet

Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist

This diploma program could be a first step in launching your career in medical billing and coding. As a Herzing graduate, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions as a medical billing specialist, medical coder, and insurance claims analyst.  View Program Course Sheet

What certification/licensure does this program prepare you for?

As a graduate of Herzing University's Insurance Billing and Coding program you'll be prepared to take the CCA Certified Coding Associate certification by the American Health Information Management Association.

Advancing Your Education

When greater career options are calling you, we're here to help you advance your Herzing education. You can move from medical billing and coding into management positions in the area of medical records and health information documentation by earning a bachelor's degree in health information management.

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