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Business Office Technology Certificate - Medical Insurance Specialist

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Program Design

Business Office Technology certificate programs allow students to specialize in areas of interest and obtain entry-level office positions. Course credit may be applied toward an associate degree. Advanced placement in keyboarding is available for students with prior training.

These certificate programs may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. They are designed for high school graduates, persons desiring to reenter the work place and college graduates seeking employment.


With the numerous changes in the health care industry due to federal incentives for the conversion to electronic automation of managing healthcare information through 2016, the Medical Insurance Specialist will continue to play an important part in the role of the physician office through proper documentation oversight.  This certificate program is designed to prepare students to manage the medical insurance specialist process along with coding and billing insurance claims in doctors’ offices, hospitals, HMOs and other health care facilities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Medical Insurance Specialist certificate program requirements, graduates will

  1. Create and modify standard types of business communications in both printed and electronic forms.
  2. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and human relations skills required for success in a professional setting.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICD-10 and CPT coding in entering and/or processing medical insurance claims.
  4. Acquire up-to-date technology skills using medical office computer applications.
  5. Understand and adhere to the importance of federal regulations, medical ethics, legal implications, and patient confidentiality when handling protected health information.

Total Credits Required: 22


Completion of BOT* 181  Medical Coding I and BOT* 182  Medical Coding II will begin to prepare students to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam for physician and outpatient coding.  This certification is offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders.

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