Lakewood University

Medical Billing Certificate

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

Work closely with other healthcare professionals as a medical billing specialist!

The program is designed to be completed in 4 months. Successful completion will prepare you to sit for the Certified Professional Biller exam and work in a medical billing department at a physician’s office, clinic, facility, other healthcare entity, or as a claims examiner for insurance carriers.

At Lakewood University, we will give you the skills necessary to qualify for entry-level employment with various healthcare facilities. A medical billing specialist works closely with insurance companies, health care providers, and patients.

Medical billers compile data from medical coders and submit claims to insurance companies, then bill patients. As a medical biller, you will also verify patients’ insurance coverage, handle collections on unpaid accounts, and manage your facilities’ accounts receivable reports.

Lakewood University’s Medical Billing program will provide knowledge-based training and instruction on medical billing practices, EHR data keeping, and insurance policies.

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Program Outline
What You Receive
Career Outlook
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Program Outcomes

  • Apply medical terminology to the Medical Billing claims process
  • 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
Program Outline
State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

What You Receive

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

  • Comprehensive Medical Billing 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

You can find the most recent data collected by he US Bureau of Labor Statistics here: 

Program Cost
Payment PlanTotal TuitionEnroll
Pay in full
Payment in full: $7,400.00
Tuition: $7,400.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams and instructional support at no cost to the student.

This is a 600 clock hour program with a tuition cost of $12.33 per clock hour (600 clock hours X $12.33 per clock hour = $7400.00 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