Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Medical Billing, Certificate

Effective: Spring 2018

The Medical Billing 18 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 will be awarded upon completion of the program with a 2.0 GPA and a "C" or better in all AlHESN courses.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Document billing information using correct medical terminology.
  • Describe legal and ethical issues involved in medical billing.
  • Recall different types of health insurance carriers and reimbursement systems as well as rules and regulations for each.
  • Complete 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.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and practices applicable to health information.

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Total Credits: 19

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