Lakewood University

Medical Billing Certificate

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

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
Program Cost

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
  • Apply medical terminology to the medical coding process
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

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 from 2018 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 $40,350 in May 2018.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited August 08, 2020).

Program Cost
Payment Plan Total Tuition Enroll
Pay in full
Payment in full: $6,400.00
Tuition: $6,400.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams and instructional support at no cost to the student.

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

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