Becoming a Medical Billing Specialist

 

An aging population that is living longer, greater emphasis on staying healthy and health care reform are all factors that make this the perfect time to become a medical billing specialist at Saint Louis College of Health Careers.

Opportunities for medical billing specialists are growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that this field of medical administration will add thousands of jobs in the next five years. Physicians, hospitals, clinics, and governmental agencies increasingly rely on medical billing specialists to organize patients’ health data and collect payments from the appropriate insurer.

What does a medical billing specialist do?

  • Submits claims to government insurance programs like Medicare as well as private insurers.
  • Generates invoices for patients.
  • Works with cases of insurance fraud and delinquent payments.
  • Handles communications between patients and physicians related to billing and payments or reimbursements.

It doesn’t take long to learn the skills necessary to become a medical billing specialist. Within a year you can complete the program at Saint Louis College of Health Careers, become certified, and begin your new career.

Medical Billing Specialist: A Great Career Choice

 

Our program is a great choice whether you are looking for your first job, seeking a career change or advancement, or find yourself unemployed and considering your options. We’ve been training healthcare professionals since 1981 and have established a stellar reputation among doctors, hospitals and other medical care providers in the Saint Louis area.

In fact, our reputation and the college’s job placement coordinator can help you find a job in your new profession. Along with assisting students to polish job interview and resume-writing skills, the placement coordinator keeps close tabs on employment openings. Our health care students come from all areas around St. Louis, including Fenton, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Clayton, Manchester, Baldwin, Mehlville, Arnold, Maryland Heights, University City, East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Jennings, MO.

If financing is a concern, Saint Louis College of Health Careers can help. For years, we’ve helped cash-strapped students obtain grants, loans and scholarship from a range of sources, notably the federal government. At the same time, the college cannot guarantee financing for all students, just as it cannot guarantee you will find a job in your chosen field.

Our Financial Aid page can answer your questions about financing or you may call the college at314-652-0300 or 636-529-0000 to find out more.

Call Saint Louis College of Health Careers today to at 866-529-2070 find out more about our medical billing specialist program. You may also fill out the application or contact forms that are on the right side of this page, or talk to a college representative by using the “chat live” feature at the top of the page.

 

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