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Certificate of Completion
Medical Billing Specialist

The Noncredit Healthcare Clerical Medical Assistant program prepares students for a variety of non-clinical entry-level positions in the growing healthcare field. The program comprises several short-term vocational education opportunities that cover essential academic and practical training with a focus on employment readiness.  Instructors will provide theoretical knowledge in health sciences and offer guidance from their seasoned experience as health service professionals in various medical settings. Students who complete the proposed program’s 7-course sequence may earn up to 3 certificates: Certificate of Completion in Healthcare Foundations and CPR/Basic, Certificate of Completion: Medical Office Assistant, Certificate of Completion: Medical Billing Specialist.  All certificates are approved by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  Students who complete the program’s full curriculum (NHSN 040, 032, NSCI 041, NHSN 042, 043, 044) may pursue an additional industry credential, Certified Professional Biller, by taking the certifying exam administered by AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders).

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Sample Education Plan

CourseUnitsTypically Offered
Required Courses
NHSN 044 - Medical Insurance ClaimsNC0.0
NHSN 044 - Medical Insurance Claims (0.0 units)

This course provides an overview of common health insurance terminology and selected aspects of private and government insurance coverage. The course introduces basic principles of diagnostic and outpatient procedural coding of physician/provider documentation. Students learn how to originate accurate and efficient reimbursement medical insurance claims for services provided.

NHSN 045 - Health Care Industry Employment ReadinessNC0.0
NHSN 045 - Health Care Industry Employment Readiness (0.0 units)

This course equips students with skills and strategies for successful job placement in the health care industry. Course topics include interpersonal skills development, business communication, professional dress, and time management. Students receive practical guidance in resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and navigating job search resources.

Total Units:0.0 
Total Units for Medical Billing Specialist program 0.0 
Required courses to receive a noncredit certificate.
NC Noncredit course
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


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Whittier, CA 90601

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