Looking for Medical Billing and Coding related training from an institutionally accredited school?
Ross has Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Training Programs in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Skill in Medical Information and Claims Processing is included in one of the largest occupation categories in the United States. Employment for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians is expected to increase nationally by 22% from 2012 to 2022.*
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Program Overview
The Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program at Ross Medical Education Center can be completed in just 30 weeks for day students and 42.5 weeks for evening students. Students receive direction from experienced instructors on basic human anatomy and physiology, disease processes and the associated pharmacotherapy, and medical terminology. They are also instructed on administrative skills including medical charting and filing, financial recordkeeping, proper processing of medical insurance claims, and other routine medical office procedures. Graduates of this program should be prepared to seek entry-level employment in positions such as Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Billing Clerk, Patient Account Representative, and Patient Services Representative.
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration students are given practical hands-on instruction in areas such as:
- Insurance claim submission and management
- HIPAA compliance
- Health insurance regulations
- Insurance fraud issues
- Reception skills
- Basic office procedures
- Customer services
- And many other related areas
In addition to the core Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration training, Ross Medical Education Center also provides instruction regarding networking techniques, tools to write a professional resume, and interview strategies.
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Externships
Ross Medical Education Center requires students to complete a practical externship in order to graduate. The externship is crucial to the learning experience for every Ross student, giving them a chance to apply what they have been given instruction on in the classroom to a real world setting.
The externship also provides an opportunity for potential employers to assess students’ skills before hiring entry-level allied health professionals.
In addition, unlike some other schools, Ross does not schedule or require any waiting period for externships as part of the curriculum! This is another example of our commitment to students’ success.
Certification for Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Graduates
Many potential employers are placing more importance than ever on certification as they strive to hire the best and most highly qualified candidates. Earning your certification speaks volumes to possible employers about your skills, knowledge, and commitment to your field. It shows them that you are dedicated to a high level of achievement in your field and to giving patients the best possible experience.
Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College in Sylvania, OH understand the significant benefit that certification offers, so they work hard to provide graduates with the preparation necessary to be successful. Ross proves their confidence in their program and the education they give students by offering reimbursement to graduates that take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam through the National Healthcareer Association.
Licensure & Accreditation
All Ross Medical Education Center campuses and Ross College in Sylvania, OH are
institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Ross Campuses that offer the Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Program
- Ann Arbor, MI
- Bowling Green, KY
- Brighton, MI
- Canton, MI
- Charleston, WV
- Cincinnati, OH
- Davison, MI
- Dayton, OH
- Erlanger, KY
- Evansville, IN
- Flint, MI
- Fort Wayne, IN
- Kentwood, MI (Grand Rapids area)
- Granger, IN
- Huntsville, AL
- Johnson City, TN
Career Opportunities for Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Graduates
Getting training in medical insurance billing and office administration may be an excellent investment in your future. Increases in the number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures available may continue to lead to job growth for Medical Insurance Billers. In addition, with the increasing use of electronic health records, more trained professionals may be needed to complete the new responsibilities associated with electronic data management. Facilities from the smallest medical offices and clinics to the largest hospitals may be looking for skilled Medical Insurance Billers. The opportunities in medical billing and coding are projected to be growing*, and Ross Medical Education Center may prepare you for these opportunities!
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration graduates may find career opportunities in the following:
- Physicians’ offices
- Surgery Center
- Long-term Care Facilities
- Various other medical and office settings
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Job Responsibilities
Graduates of the Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program are equipped to perform tasks in medical insurance billing and coding roles as well as administrative roles in general offices. The specific tasks required can vary significantly from one facility to the next depending on the size, speciality, and location of the practice or office.
Tasks as a Medical Insurance Biller
Medical Insurance Billers’ duties may vary by role and office. The medical insurance billing procedures may include Medicare/Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HMOs, and private insurance. Tasks may also including claims tracking, ICD-10 & CPT coding, and using medical office software.
Tasks in an Office Administration Role
Office administration duties begin with tasks typical of any office and can build into specialized roles depending on the demands of the office. The basic tasks may include receptionist duties such as processing payments, scheduling appointments, and knowing basic office first aid and how to check vital signs. This role may also include charting, keyboarding, and word processing.
Ross does not guarantee employment.
*Source as of 01/08/2014: US Dept. of Labor Statistic Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians & Secretaries and Administrative Assistants