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Medical Insurance, Billing & Coding Program

Keeping a healthy bottom line for healthcare organizations.

Managing vast amounts of medical insurance and billing information is critical to the success of any healthcare organization. Berkeley College offers degree and certificate programs to prepare students with the important business and technology skills needed for positions in medical insurance, billing, and coding. Courses provide students with the required knowledge and skills to become nationally certified.

Student Testimonial

I was always interested in pursuing a career in the medical field – I had that passion!

Through Berkeley College Online®, it’s simple for me to adjust my schedule to complete the courses. Whether you have an issue with the homework, a problem uploading your assignments, or a concern about your grades, the professors respond very quickly. Don’t hesitate to take online courses and go back to school. With the support of your family and friends, it’s possible for you to do it!

-Giselle Nazario, Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding Student

Graduates of the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (MIBC) degree and certification programs are eligible to participate in field-specific certification examinations.

Although certification is not required to work in most states, employers prefer to hire certified Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding graduates. 

Faculty members in this program are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience. They combine firsthand knowledge with teaching experience to help prepare students to enter this in-demand field.

The Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding Certificate is designed to be completed in 45 weeks.

For more information regarding a degree in Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding or another program of study at Berkeley College, click here.

Benefit from:

  • Curricula that focus on the structure and dynamics of the healthcare industry
  • An emphasis on technology and specialized software to collect, process, and use information essential to the healthcare industry and its clients
  • Training in communications between healthcare providers and private and governmental funding agencies
  • You may have the opportunity to participate in an internship or job-related assignment for a valuable learning experience if enrolled in the Associate’s degree program
  • A seamless transition between the Certificate and Associate's degree programs

Program Locations: 

Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is offered in: New York City, White Plains, Newark, Woodbridge, Woodland Park, Online

Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding Certificate Program is offered in: Woodland Park

Want to learn more about Berkeley's Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding program?

You’ll find additional information in our Catalog, including the different degrees offered, descriptions of the courses you’ll take, the department faculty, and much more. You can always live chat or contact us with questions.

Frequently Asked Questions: Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding

Curricula in the Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding programs focus on the structure and dynamics of the healthcare industry with:

  • An emphasis on technology and specialized software to collect, process, and use information essential to the healthcare industry and its clients
  • Training in communications between healthcare providers and private and governmental funding agencies
  • Many Berkeley College programs include an internship, job-related assignment, or practicum for a valuable learning experience
  • A seamless transition between the Certificate and Associate's degree programs

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

No. The Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding degree program is only offered at the campuses in New York City, White Plains, Newark, Woodbridge, Woodland Park, and Berkeley College Online®.  The Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding certificate program is only offered at the campus in Woodland Park.

The largest employers of medical records and health information technicians include:

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Administrative and support services
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)

Typical tasks performed by medical coders include:

  • Communicating with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to categorize the services a patient received
  • Applying standardized codes to patient records to accurately reflect the services received
  • Entering data through electronic health record and electronic medical record software used in hospitals and physicians’ offices
  • Examining patient charts and histories to ensure coding accurately reflects a patient’s medical care

Typical tasks performed by medical billers include:

  • Submitting claims to insurance companies
  • Managing account payments and invoices
  • Investigating rejected or denied claims
  • Verifying the accuracy of standard healthcare codes used by medical coders to classify services and products

Courses provide students with the required knowledge and skills to become nationally certified. Graduates of the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (MIBC) degree and certification programs are eligible to participate in field-specific certification examinations.

Although certification is not required to work in most states, employers prefer to hire certified Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding graduates.

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