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Medical Billing and Insurance
Online Associate Degree

Launch a career in medical billing with an associate degree

  • 100% online classes you can take right at home
  • Typical program length: 20 months
  • Transfer up to 45 approved credits
  • Become prepared for the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBSC) certification exam upon graduation
  • Discover bachelor’s degree pathways to further your allied health college education
Waived enrollment fee Classes start January 11th
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Earn a degree in less than 2 years online with Herzing

Make your impact in the delivery of healthcare as a medical biller. Medical billing and insurance represents an excellent career pathway for students seeking to make a difference in healthcare, but not necessarily in a patient-facing role.

The Herzing University Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Insurance is built to help you learn the fundamentals of the processes of insurance and billing processes, while building a strong foundation for continued study and further career advancement.

Return to school in Herzing’s online remote learning environment and earn the education needed to qualify for entry-level jobs in medical billing and insurance.

  • Learn online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom: on your schedule, at your pace
  • Complete general education courses, and foundational medical billing topics such as patient privacy, revenue cycle management, administrative skills, ethics and professionalism, and insurance claims, processing and adjudication
  • Strong support from experienced, accessible faculty with small class sizes (14:1 student/faculty ratio)
  • Discover bachelor’s degree pathways in allied health, including health information management—an excellent next step to continue your education in health information & technology

With Herzing University the next big step in your career IS possible.

Classes Start November 30th

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Curriculum

Medical Billing and Insurance associate degree courses & curriculum details

This program combines foundational medical billing and insurance courses with the general education classes needed for an associate degree, which will give you greater career flexibility and advancement opportunities.

Build strong fundamentals in medical billing and insurance procedures and position yourself best for continued education in a bachelor’s degree program (such as health information management).

All classes are delivered online with a required internship or research project.

Program Months* Credits
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Billing and Insurance 20 60

*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location

What about medical coding?

You may be considering pursuing a job as a medical billing and coding specialist. With enough education and experience you can potentially excel wearing both hats.

However, healthcare revenue cycle management takes both medical billing and medical coding—and the jobs aren't the same.

There are separate career opportunities down both tracks, especially in regard to entry-level positions in larger institutions.

If you consider yourself more introverted (and not as enthusiastic about working with patients!) you may be interested in enrolling in a medical coding associate degree program.

Certifications

What certifications will I be eligible for?

Graduate with a degree in medical billing and insurance from Herzing University and you’ll be prepared to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Herzing University’s curriculum includes a course dedicated to help you prep for the exam. The class includes didactic training and a variety of review methodologies.

After graduation from our medical billing degree program you will be eligible to take the CBCS exam and become certified.

Medical Billing Associate Degree Certification

Requirements

Medical billing associate degree program enrollment prerequisites

Enrollment requirements for the Herzing University Medical Billing and Insurance degree program include:

  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Achieve the minimum score on one of several options for entrance testing, including the Wonderlic, ACT or SAT.
  • Meet with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Fill out an enrollment application

If you have any further questions, please contact us and we’ll fill in all the blanks.

Classes Start November 30th

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Careers

What can I do with an associate degree in medical billing?

An associate degree in medical billing and insurance can help you qualify for many types of roles in healthcare institutions including hospitals, clinics, private practices or physician’s offices. Possibilities include::

  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Medical Insurance Representative
  • Medical Billing and Insurance Associate

How can I advance my career? With Herzing University there are many potential career pathways after earning your associate degree. Transfer credit into bachelor’s degree options in allied health, including health information management, healthcare administration and health sciences.

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of billing and posting clerks is expected to rise 10% from 2018-2028, faster than the 5% average across all U.S. occupations.

Now is an excellent time to start earning the undergraduate education you need to join the growing field of healthcare information.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Requirements will vary by employer. However, earning certification to become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) can help you earn an edge over the competition and get the job you really want.

With enough experience in the field, many medical billers may find jobs with the option to work from home. However, it can be difficult to find entry-level work-from-home positions. Expect to work your way towards qualifying for these competitive positions after graduating with a degree or diploma.

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. Full-time Medical Insurance Billing Specialists may 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.

According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), billing and posting clerks (including medical billers) earn an average salary of $40,620 per year ($19.53 per hour).*

Your first step is to get educated. Enrolling in Herzing’s medical billing program will put you on track to graduate with the education you need in 8-20 months.

We are your lifelong learning partner—ready to help you take the first big step towards your new career in healthcare.

Yes!

The Herzing University medical billing program features 100% online coursework with an optional internship or search project.

Herzing University offers several undergraduate healthcare degree and diploma options that you may earn online, in addition to medical coding and billing:

Each program is positioned uniquely to build a foundation for you to pursue the type of job in healthcare you’re looking for—whether it’s directly caring for patients, focusing on day-to-day administrative tasks or leading the way in a managerial role.

Medical billers are an important part of the healthcare revenue cycle management process. Medical billers work with medical coders to ensure that providers are paid appropriately for medical services rendered. Billers are responsible for:

  • Sending information to the appropriate patients, insurance companies, doctors and medical facilities
  • Processing insurance claims for billing and pursuing payment
  • Following claims to ensure reimbursement is occurring

You can find an estimate for our medical billing program by using the Herzing University Tuition Wizard.

Our goal is to provide you with an affordable, career-focused education. We have many options for financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans or student employment.

While software can automate certain tasks in a medical biller’s day-to-day workflow, there is still need for the human element in the medical billing process, including case-by-case decision making and interpersonal communication.

According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for billing and posting clerks is expected to increase 10% from 2018-2028, higher than the average across all U.S. occupations.

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The goal of this program is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the content of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. This program will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of the insurance and billing processes and procedures. The student will gain an understanding of the importance of patient privacy while applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct. The program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a medical biller in a hospital, clinic, physician's office, or other healthcare facility.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography and degree field, affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salary.

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