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Medical Insurance Billing & ICD-10 Coding

Non-Credit Job Training

Program Overview

Medical Insurance Billing & ICD-10 Coding

Delta's 6-week Medical Insurance Billing & ICD-10 Coding course is uniquely designed to you to reach your fullest potential by learning in a hands-on, computer lab working with, and navigating the insurance billing software. You'll learn the most current medical insurance billing and coding concepts including the newly adopted ICD-10 basic diagnostic and CPT procedure coding, as well as basic insurance concepts and the terminology used by health insurance carriers.

This program offers valuable training in legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts central to the field including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will acquire key skills such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the newly adopted ICD-10-CM and CPT code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the claim forms for commercial insurance companies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Medicare and Medicaid.

Whether you’re just starting out or transitioning into a different field, there has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical Insurance Billing and Coding!


Earning Potential

Average pay in the Medical Billing field is $32,600 per year. Those just starting out generally earn around $24,200, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $42,900. This is a great way to get a jump start in the growing field of healthcare.

In this field, it is estimated that you could earn an average of $32,600 per year.

 

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Likely Careers

  • Billing, Cost and Rate Clerk
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Records
  • Statement Clerk
  • Student in Class
    Course schedule

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Program Details

What is a medical insurance biller?

A medical insurance biller: 

  • Is responsible for collecting, posting, managing account payments, submitting claims and following up with insurance companies. 
  • Prepares and submits clean (error free) claims to various insurance companies either electronically or by paper.
  • Verifies accuracy of billing data and revises any errors.
  • Operates typing, adding, calculating or billing machines.
  • Reviews documents such as charge slips, or hospital records to compute fees or charges due.
  • Performs bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning services.
  • Keeps records of invoices and support documents.
  • Resolves discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Contacts customers to obtain or relay account information.
Prerequisites

1. Admission
Students must go through admission to Delta College. There are several ways to apply to Delta College. 

a. You may apply online. Select "Non-Academic LifeLong Learning, ND.11000" as your Program of Study.
b. You may also apply in person within the Admissions Office and pick-up the application. Your application will be processed while you are at Delta and you will receive your student number.

2. HSC-105 Medical Terminology (grade C or above) prior to registration
This course develops a basic understanding of the spelling and meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, and their combining forms. Comprehension of these word parts will allow proper use of words for the development of professional language use in the allied health professions. HSC 105 Course Objectives, Class Schedules, Registration dates, and much more can be found in the Registrar’s Office. 

You may also complete the HSC-105 Medical Terminology Course through Credit-By-Exam. The Delta College Testing Center (A133) offers Credit-By-Exam (CBE) for students who want to earn credit or waive a course. Objective/information sheets are available online. Students must register and pay exam fee to schedule an appointment. Medical Terminology Information:  Course Number: HSC 105; Course Title: Medical Terminology; Credits: 2; Time Allowed: 1 Hour.

You may not be in the course and take credit-by-exam, for that course, at the same time.
Typically results take a minimum of two (2) to four (4) weeks. ENG111 results may take eight (8) weeks. You will not receive a grade when you utilize credit-by-exam; only the credit is posted on your transcript. Credit achieved may not transfer to other colleges and universities. For complete information visit: Credit-By-Exam.

3. Ability to type at least 40 words per minute (wpm) accurately

4. High School Diploma or GED® Test Credential

It is our recommendation that students who meet the above prerequisites have also attained a high school diploma or GED® test credential (not a high school certificate of completion) prior to participation and/or completion of this program. This recommendation is based on overall student success and hiring standards of many employers in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

What type of certificate or certification will I receive?

Certificate of Completion
You'll receive a certificate of completion from Delta College upon successfully fulfilling the course requirements.

National Certification
Delta's six week Medical Insurance Billing and ICD-10 Coding course has proven successful in preparing students to obtain certifications through the American Medical Billing Association or the Medical Association of Billers such as:

  • Certified Medical Biller (CMB)
  • Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CMBS)
  • Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) 

And through the American Health and Information Management Association:

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P)
 Textbooks

Textbooks are required for this course. You may purchase your books through the Delta College Bookstore:

Online: Order your book online at www.bookstore.delta.edu. 
By Phone: You can place your textbook order by phone 989-686-9030.
In Person: Purchase textbooks in person in the bookstore.

Non-credit financial assistance

Funding you may qualify for:

The Board of Trustees Grant: To make an appointment, please call the Financial Aid Office at 989-686-9080. In Midland call 989-495-4000 ext. 9080. Eligibility requirements apply. Download the Board of Trustees Grant Application for complete details.

Michigan Works!: Sixteen Michigan Works! Agencies oversee local Michigan Works! Service Centers, where job seekers and employers can access services. Call Saginaw 989-249-5232, Bay 989-667-0500 or Midland 989-631- 3073 or visit the Michigan Works! website for a complete listing of Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers.

Note: The Pell grant does not apply to non credit programs.

Facts & Figures

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The field of Medical Insurance Billing & Coding is expected to grow by 5% in the next 10 years!

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The Board of Trustees Grant may be available for eligible students enrolling in short-term training programs. If assistance is awarded, it may cover up to 1/3 of the cost of the course not to exceed $692.

 

"I called LifeLong Learning to register for the Medical Insurance Billing & ICD-10 Coding course. It was part of my Michigan Works! program. The whole registration process was wonderful. I am very thankful for the ease in working LifeLong Learning and Michigan Works!"

Sarah Mackey, Medical Insurance Billing & ICD-10 Coding Student