Medical Billing specialists are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies. In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals of medical terminology, as well as the legalities and ethical considerations of interacting with patient records, completing patient billing, and a brief overview of medical coding. The course includes both lecture and lab instruction, which enables students to practice the skills they are learning during class, including filing medical insurance claims.
*Note: This class is all online so students need to be comfortable using a computer and have reliable internet access in order to apply.
Students Can Expect to Learn How To:
- Process essential patient information
- Verify required documentation before patient information is released
- Perform billing audits
- Submit claims for reimbursement
Fall 2021 Dates TBD
Tuition, Fees and Program Requirements
Tuition for the Medical Billing program is $900. Need-based scholarships are available to qualified Rappahannock County residents. Residents of surrounding counties may be eligible for financial assistance from special funds. RappCE will work with each qualified applicant to identify resources for financial support.
Your tuition includes all classroom materials. Non-refundable application fee – $25. NHA exam fee is $117. Exam fees are not included as a part of your tuition. A high school diploma or GED is required to take this course.