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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

HIM: Medical Billing Career Studies Certificate



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Career Studies Certificate
221-152-03

Purpose: This career studies certificate is designed to prepare students to complete medical billing tasks related to claims reimbursement for medical facilities.

Program Objectives: Employers continue to need workers who are knowledgeable in the medical billing field in relation to submitting health claims, resolving claims denials, and posting of payments. Potential entry-level job positions include medical billers, patient access representatives, and professional services claims processors for physician offices, hospitals, and other medical-related businesses.

Graduates of the program may be eligible to take a national certifying examination for professional billers administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.  

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

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