Online Medical Billing & Coding

Train for a new career online anywhere you can connect to the Internet.

This accredited online program is available through North-West College.  North-West College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

The number of people using health care services today is greater than ever as the aging population increases and more individuals have access to health insurance programs. As a result, there is a greater need for trained Medical Insurance Billers and Coders to organize and manage health care information data.

The Medical Insurance Biller and Coder Distance Education program teaches the skills you need to become a Medical Insurance Biller and begin working with medical records and similar documents. This program offers greater flexibility than traditional classroom learning by allowing you to attend classes online anywhere you can connect to the Internet.

This accredited program provides the same level of education and training presented in a traditional program with the added convenience and flexibility to study and attend classes online.

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Medical Insurance Biller & Coder – Distance Education Course Material

The Medical Insurance Biller & Coder - Distance Education program at North-West College is designed to provide a comprehensive working knowledge of all phases of medical insurance, consisting of billing, pre-authorization follow-up techniques, posting insurance payments and more.

The program is divided into eight class course modules, including a hands-on clinical internship where students have the opportunity to gain experience applying the skills learned in the classroom in an actual health care or business setting.

Courses for this program include:

  • Seminar for Success  - Orientation and success building course for Career Students. Review of basic math, language, vocabulary, and writing skills. Introduction to core career classes, availability of community resources, outlining, summarizing, managing credit, and other life skills
  • Medical Financial Procedures  - Medical Terminology, Transcribing, Payroll, Banking, Bank Reconciliation, Bookkeeping, Day Sheets, Accounts Payable – Invoices, Accounts Receivable, Reproductive, Endocrine, Excretory, Special Senses, and Respiratory Systems
  • Secretarial  - Medical Terminology, Correspondence, Memos, Filing and Maintaining Medical Records, Mail Handling, Accounts Receivable, Collections, Processing Patients, Medical and Legal Issues, Medical Ethics, Nervous and Digestive Systems
  • Insurance I  - Medical & Extensive Insurance Terminology, CPT Coding, HCPCS, ICD-9 CM Coding, Processing Insurance Forms: Private Insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Medi/Medi, Electronic Billing, Body Structure, Muscular and Skeletal Systems
  • Insurance II  - Insurance Terminology, CPT Coding, ICD-9 CM Coding, Insurance Billing (CMA-1500) for Private Insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, SDI, and Worker’s Compensation, Insurance Verification
  • Communications / Insurance III / Computers  - Insurance Contracts, Review of Verification of Patient’s Benefits, Insurance Plan Provisions, Facility Billing, Coordination of Benefits, Types of Adjustments, Overview of Dental Terminology and Dental Claims, Medical & Insurance Terminology, Résumés, Employment Applications, & Mock Interviews Rapport with Fellow Team Members, Courtesy & Respect, Professional Conduct, Guidance in Professional Appearance & Building Self-Esteem. Doctor and Medical Specialties, CPT Coding, ICD-9 CM Coding, and an overview of Health Claims Examining, Lymphatic, Cardiovascular, & Integumentary Systems, Introduction to Computers, Word, Excel, Medi-Soft, Processing Electronic Insurance Claims, and Creating Professional Quality Résumés
  • Career Seminar  - Internship Workshop, Career Readiness Workshops, New Student Orientation, and CPR Certification
  • Clinical Internship  - Internship to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in an actual practice setting

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