Medical Insurance Billing Proficiency Certificate

This program will teach you how to prepare, submit and process insurance claims for doctors’ offices, hospitals, extended care facilities, diagnostic centers, insurance companies and other health-related facilities. You will learn the correct terminology for diseases, symptoms, diagnostic treatment and surgical procedures; how to gauge the susceptibility of the patient; the nature of the disease agent and the chain of infection; identify the components of the revenue cycle; define revenue cycle management; explain health care compliance issues; and perform other important tasks related to your job.

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Medical Records Specialists – est. salary $52,735
Insurance Claim Policy Processing Clerks
 – est. salary $51,637
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants – est. salary $39,022


**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Medical Insurance Billing Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AH 103 - Medical Terminology 3 credits Must earn grade of "C" or better Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition or
ENGL 101H - English Composition I (Honors)
3 credits Must earn grade of "C" or better Major Course
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology* 4 credits BIOL 108, a one-semester course in Anatomy and Physiology, is the minimum requirement for this Certificate. However, students who have completed the two-semester Anatomy and Physiology sequence (BIOL 109-BIOL 110) may substitute BIOL 109-110 in place of BIOL 108, provided that they have completed both BIOL 109 and BIOL 110 with a grade of "C" or better. Major Course
AH 120 - Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Care 3 credits Must earn grade of "C" or better Major Course
AH 190 - Human Disease and Treatment 3 credits Prerequisite: AH 103 and BIOL 108 or BIOL 109 Major Course
AH 201 - Basic ICD and CPT Coding 4 credits Prerequisite: AH 103, AH 120, AH 190, BIOL 108 or BIOL 109/110 with a grade of "C" or better in each course. Major Course

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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