Program Overview

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Medical Billing Specialist Certificate

Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hit
Degree: Certificate
Plan 21HN

Medical billers play a critical role in the financial aspects of a physician’s practice. They report the patient’s diagnosis and the services rendered to that patient using special medical codes. These codes are included on the bills submitted to insurance companies, managed care plans, and Medicare. Medical billers need to have extensive knowledge of medical terminology, coding, and insurance procedures. Medical billers are employed by physicians’ offices, clinics, and billing services.

Medical billing is not a limited enrollment program. Day and evening classes are available.

All of the courses may be applied to the Health Information Technology associate degree program if the student desires to progress in the future to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

A student must earn a grade of “C or better” in all HIT and BIO courses.

Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

8-12 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Medical Terminology

3

course +

Human Form and Function or

course +

Anatomy and Physiology I and

course

Anatomy and Physiology II

4-8

course

Pharmacology

1

Second Semester

11 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Computer Basics/Software Applications or

course

Introduction to Office Software or

course

Introduction to Computers

3

course

Basic CPT Coding

3

course

Basic ICD-10-CM Coding

3

course

Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office

2

Total Hours for Certificate 

19-23

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

+ If BIO 124 has been taken, BIO 111/BIO 244 and BIO 245 are not needed.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact faculty member Christina Melnytschuk at (847) 543-2886 or the Biological and Health Sciences division at (847) 543-2042.