Health care offices everywhere rely on individuals who have received medical billing training to help keep their patient files as accurate and organized as possible.
Students enrolled in Stratford's Medical Billing Specialist course can become well versed in medical and procedural terminology, as well as learn more about complex insurance forms and advanced coding techniques.
With the convenience to train at home in your spare time, you could earn your career diploma in as little as six months, or if you prefer, take up to two years.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for medical records and health information technicians is $37,110. The number of jobs is projected to increase by 15% through 2024 which is faster than average.*
Medical Terminology Basic Word Structure
Suffixes and Prefixes
Organization of the Body
Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Common Abbreviations and Symbols
The Billing Specialist and Health Insurance The Qualifications of the Billing Specialist
Legal Aspects of Insurance Billing
Health Insurance Terminology
Paying with Health Insurance
Procedural Terminology, Insurance Claims, and Managed Care Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
CPT Components and Conventions
Using the HCPCS System
Developing and Processing an Insurance Claim
CMS-1500 Completion Guidelines
Electronic Claims Submission
Common UB-04 (CMS-1450) Completion Guidelines
Types of Insurance Coverage Plans Blue Cross / Blue Shield Plans
Medicare Health Plan
Medicaid Coverage and Billing
Fraud and Abuse
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition