The Medical Billing program focuses on the business side of healthcare – from the patient’s first point of contact through payment for services. Industry experts will teach you how to collect maximum appropriate payments by handling patients’ financial arrangements, billing insurance companies, and processing payments. The skills you obtain with this diploma are part of a pathway and may be applied to the Medical Administrative Specialist Associate Degree program.
Graduates from this program are qualified to complete professional examinations and earn certification(s) through the National Health career Association (NHA). Voluntary, eligible certifications include Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS), and/or Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS). NHA is the national leader in allied health professional certifications and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
Please note: Healthcare employers require all applicants to complete and pass a background check as a condition of employment.
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Students in the Medical Billing program can attend full or part-time.
Medical Billing classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Madison College's Medical Billing Specialist graduates are ready for a range of professional positions, including:
- Medical Billing Specialist
- Billing Customer Service Representative
- Collections Analyst
- Patient Accounts Specialist
- Reimbursement Analyst
- Insurance Specialist
- Medical Customer Service Representative
With advanced training, students may find employment as:
- Medical Coding Specialist
- Coding Technician
- Medical Administrative Specialist
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Medical Word Processing Operator
- Department/Clinic Assistant
- Health Unit Coordinator
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
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International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
Note: It is recommended to only apply for a semester that has already started if you are currently enrolled in classes or you have verified that classes are still available for that semester.
Fall 2021 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2020
- Application completion deadline is November 15, 2021
Spring 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on February 1, 2021
- Application completion deadline is April 15, 2022
Summer 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2021
- Application completion deadline is July 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2021
- Application completion deadline is November 15, 2022
Spring 2023 Application Dates
- Application available on February 1, 2022
- Application completion deadline is April 15, 2023
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirement
Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for these programs. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
After completing the Medical Billing Specialist program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
- Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures.
- Maintain internal and external relationships.
- Model professionalism in the workplace.
- Process insurance claims.