Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Medical Billing, Certificate

Effective: Fall, 2018

The Medical Billing 19 college-credit certificate program provides students with the skills necessary to function as medical billers for all types of health care institutions. The curriculum includes medical terminology, health informatics, analysis of coded data used on claims for reimbursement, and principles of medical billing.

A Certificate of Competency in Medical Billing will be awarded upon completion of this curriculum with a 2.0 GPA and a "C" or better in all allied health courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Correctly code procedures and diagnoses using correct medical terminology and correct ICD and CPT codes.
  • Describe legal and ethical issues involved in medical billing.
  • List different types of health insurance carriers and the reimbursement systems for each.
  • Complete health insurance related forms and financial reports.
  • Describe the follow up process with insurance companies and patients regarding unpaid bills.
  • Describe the major health care organizations and agencies and their role in the health care delivery system.

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Total Credits: 19


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