Medical Insurance Billing
Learn about our Medical Insurance Billing Non-credit Certificate Program -Harrisburg Campus.
HACC holds many of these classes at other campuses. We also offer online options.
What is a medical insurance billing technician?
A Medical Insurance Billing Technician (Medical Billing Clerk) has various duties. You must:
- Provide coding support.
- Post charges and payments.
- Follow up on third-party reimbursements. The billing technician initiates appeals and/or collections of unpaid balances.
- Obtain patient information. This information is necessary for successful claims management.
- Understand medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
- Understand ICD-9 and CPT coding.
- Perform billing calculations and procedures.
- Act as collectors, schedulers and verifiers of insurance.
- Have accurate math, reading and writing skills.
- Have good vision with the ability to see details at close range.
- Have keyboarding skills.
- Be detail-oriented and analytical.
How much do medical billing clerks make?
The median salary for a Medical Billing Clerk in Harrisburg is $33,237 as of November 2013. Visit www.salary.com for more information on local salaries.
What is the employment outlook?
The outlook is excellent for entry-level medical insurance billing technicians. HACC does not offer assistance in job placement for this program at this time.
How do I enroll in the program?
This is a non-credit course. HACC does not require a college application, school transcripts or placement testing results. HACC does require a high school diploma or GED.
Future employers may require a State Police Criminal Record Check and drug screening. HACC does not require these. Typing or keyboarding skills are also helpful. HACC does not require these.
Learn more about enrolling in this program. Download About the Program - Curriculum and Costs (pdf, rev 5/2011). This pdf includes admission criteria and essential qualifications.
Where can I work?
Medical insurance billing technician positions require some experience. You can work in many different places. These include:
- Physician offices
- Nursing facilities
- Rehab facilities
- Medical billing firms
- Insurance companies
How do I advance my education in this field?
Medical billing is a field that requires ongoing education. You need to remain competent. You may work toward coding certification after completion of the program.
Where can I get more information?
To learn more about this career, visit:
- Career InfoNet
- American Medical Billing Association
- American College of Medical Coding Specialists
- American Academy of Professional Coders
- American Health Information Management Association
Who can I contact for more information?
Noncredit Healthcare Education
(717) 221-1352 or 800-222-4222, ext. 1352
HACC Harrisburg Campus
Blocker Hall, Room 221
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110