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Medical Billing
Program Number: 311605
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
28 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 year
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  • Program Overview

    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 Healthcareer 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.

    Get credit for your experience and prior learning.

    Program Details

    Students in the Medical Billing program can attend full or part-time.

    Medical Billing classes are offered at the Madison College Truax campus.

    Medical Billing Careers

    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
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    Get Certified!
    Prepare for professional exams
    Earn certifications through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 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

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    1 credit
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    1 credit
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    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.

    Application Dates

    Summer 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is July 15, 2024

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is November 15, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is April 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    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

    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • 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.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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  • Career Outcomes

    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.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates4510
      Number of Surveys Sent4510
      Number of Surveys Returned428
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment214
      Percent Available for Employment50.0%50.0%50.0%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market50.0%50.0%50.0%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed213
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%75.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation101
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation50.0%0.0%33.3%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation112
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation50.0%100.0%66.7%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Seeking Employment001
      Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%25.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.733.6
      Number of Satisfaction Responses317
      Very Satisfied (4)204
      Percent Very Satisfied66.7%0.0%57.1%
      Satisfied (3)113
      Percent Satisfied33.3%100.0%42.9%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses428
      Preparation for Getting a Job
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest
      Percent Personal Interest
      Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses213
      Before Enrollment000
      Percent Before Enrollment0.0%0.0%0.0%
      While Attending the College112
      Percent While Attending the College50.0%100.0%66.7%
      After Training at the College101
      Percent After Training at the College50.0%0.0%33.3%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses213
      In College District212
      Percent In College District100.0%100.0%66.7%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District001
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%0.0%33.3%
      Outside of Wisconsin000
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202120222023
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count11
      Average Monthly Wage$2,633$2,924
      Average Hourly Wage$15.31$17.00
      Average Work Hours per Week40.040.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2023
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Mercy Health SystemReceptionistJanesville

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      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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