The online Associate of Science in Health Sciences in Medical Office and Billing Specialist program address a range of important medical administrative skills with a focus on insurance and patient billing functions and the processing of healthcare claims. Core courses emphasize practical skills related to handling patient encounters, scheduling appointments, managing filing systems and records, processing insurance claims, implementing billing processes, managing general medical office procedures, managing patient files, information processing, electronic data entry of patient information, preparing financial reports, and working within Electronic Medical Record Systems. Students gain knowledge of various types of insurance, billing regulations, HIPAA, billing compliance, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, law and ethics, reimbursement methodologies, and revenue cycle management.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Criminal Background Check, Interview, Official High School Transcript/GED Score
Arkansas, Kansas, and Minnesota residents are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree due to state requirements and restrictions.