Lakewood University

Medical Billing & Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Highlights
  • 32 Week Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition

As this is one of our combination programs, you will find that there are two different course descriptions; one for each portion of the program:

Medical Billing:
Lakewood University’s Medical Billing program provides a comprehensive understanding of medical billing and its components. This program will contain many topics regarding medical billing topics such as managed care, insurance claim processing, a brief introduction to ICD-10-CM coding, HCPCS coding, and CPT coding and reimbursement methodologies. It will also cover claim form submission for Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Workers’ Compensation, and TRICARE. It will also cover the basic office needs, how coding and billing interrelate, and how to maintain and establish the electronic health record.

Administrative Medical Assistant:
Medical professionals are one of the most in-demand and valuable members of society. This course introduces you to the subject of Administrative Medical Assisting. For those interested in working with doctors and nurses in either a hospital or private practice, this course provides a detailed overview of basic principles needed to qualify for entry-level positions as an administrative medical assistant.

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Program Outcomes
Program Outline
What You Receive
Career Outlook
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  • Apply medical terminology
  • Explain the importance of health insurances and managed health care
  • Process an insurance claim through the following: commercial insurance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and Workers’ Compensation
  • Demonstrate the basics of medical coding
  • Explain the importance of coding for medical necessity
  • Explain the legalities of medical billing
  • Follow essential CMS-1500 Claim instructions
  • Discuss daily activities of an Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Demonstrate professional communication in the medical workplace
  • Identify ethical issues related to Administrative Medical Assisting
  • Awareness of HIPAA and other patient privacy regulations and guidelines
  • Engage in proper professional relationships with patients and clients
  • Demonstrate ability to navigate medical records and office equipment
  • Familiar with CPT Coding changes and updates
  • Familiar with insurance claims forms
  • Demonstrate ability to engage in proper bookkeeping practices
Program Outline
What You Receive

Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Medical Billing & Administrative Medical Assistant Program. You will receive:

  • Comprehensive textbooks & study guides
  • Career search & time management guides
  • Open-book, online exams
  • Instructor guidance and unlimited tutoring
  • Your own Student Success Coach!
  • Access to our online library!
  • Networking with Lakewood’s active student and alumni social community
Career Outlook

Pay continues to climb for medical certification. The salary for health information technicians with two credentials rises to an average of $64,890. Billing and coding specialists with three or more credentials earn approximately $70,608 per year.

Due to the increase in the medical field (tests, treatments, and procedures included) employment as a medical biller is expected to grow by 11 percent to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

Further, since the addition of electronic health records (EHR), the need for technicians is increased yet again to keep up with the many new opportunities in EHR data management.

The median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $45,240 in February 2022.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at (visited February 18, 2022).


Program Cost
Payment PlanTotal TuitionEnroll
Pay in full
Payment in full: $14,400.00
Tuition: $14,400.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.

This is a 1200 clock hour program with a tuition cost of $12 per clock hour (1200 clock hours X $12 per clock hour = $14,400.00 in tuition).

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs

Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs

Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term