Collin College Continuing Education offers both a Medical Billing
Certificate Series and a Medical Coding Certificate Series. The
two Certificates are offered separately to allow students to more
quickly enter the workforce, but can be taken simultaneously. The
Medical Billing series can be completed in approximately 4 months,
the Medical Coding series will take about 8 months to complete.
Series Description - Medical
The Medical Billing Certificate series
equips students with the skills required
for an entry level position in medical
billing. Medical Billing professionals
typically work for physician offices,
insurance companies, private billing
companies, and hospitals. They are
responsible for creating and submitting
insurance claims, informing patients of
their coverage, collecting and posting
payments from patients and insurance
companies, and maintaining patient
insurance files. Medical Billing
Certification is important when applying
for jobs such as Insurance Billing
Specialist, Medical Biller,
Reimbursement Specialist, Medical
Billing Representative or Electronic
Claims Processor. The Certification
consists of the following 6 courses, and
may be taken in any order.
The certificate series is 216 hours and
$1,409 in tuition.
We will be offering a Fast-track Medical Billing (14 weeks) courses this fall at the Preston Ridge campus as well as the Medical Billing series (4 months) at the Courtyard Center. If you would like to see the schedule for the one at Preston Ridge campus that will be in the evenings please click here
Series Description - Medical Coding
This comprehensive series has been created for students preparing for a
career in Medical Coding. Developed and taught by industry experts, this
series helps students logically progress through courses designed to give
the knowledge needed to work as a Medical Coder in a healthcare environment.
Students are encouraged to complete the Certified Professional Coder exam
administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) upon completion
of this program to enhance employment opportunities.We recommend taking 2 courses at a time, in the following order. Online as well
as on-campus classes are available. The certificate serie is 352 hours and
$2,538 in tuition.
Courses need to be taken in the following order:
needs to be taken one time
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Most courses are offered on campus as well as
online. Students are welcome to take advantage of either option and be
eligible for a certificate.
Students must receive a passing grade
on all quizzes/tests as well as attend 90% of each
course to pass competency and be eligible for a certificate
Limited competitive externships may be
available. Externships are NOT guaranteed.
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Upon completion of all
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