Medical Billing Administrator Degrees: Associate, Bachelor & Online Course Info

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A medical billing administrator diploma prepares you for a career as a billing specialist in a healthcare setting such as a physician's office, hospital or other medical facility. Typical coursework includes medical coding and terminology, office administration, healthcare finance and mathematics for record keeping. Read on to find out more.
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What is a Medical Billing Administrator Diploma?

A diploma in medical billing administration teaches you the ins and outs of the processing and completion of medical billing documents and forms. This will prepare you for an entry-level position in a doctor's office or other medical facility as a medical billing specialist who bills patients and maintains medical billing records.

Skills You Will Learn

Medical billing administrators need a specific set of skills to carry out their tasks. These skills include a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology, proficiency in medical coding and terminology and knowledge of medical billing procedures and record keeping.

Coursework

Typical medical billing administrator diploma programs will contain the following coursework:

  • Medical Coding and Terminology
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • English Composition
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Mathematics for Record Keeping

Why Get a Medical Billing Administrator Diploma?

A diploma in the field of medical billing administration will put you on the fast track for one of the hottest careers in the country. Those with specific training in the field will have first priority for medical billing positions. Employers will see you as an especially desirable candidate if you have a diploma.

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov, predicts that the demand for medical billing administrators will increase much faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. The accelerating growth of the nation's healthcare industry ensures that medical billing administrator positions will be plentiful for years to come.

Salary

The BLS reports that the median annual income for medical billing administrators in 2004 was around $25,500.

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