Prices and EnrollmentAllied will help you realize your goal of joining a medical office team or starting a home-based business. When you enroll in your medical billing program, you receive superior program materials and one-on-one educational support to guide you through your studies. Choose the school that cares about your success and will stand by your side throughout the duration of your career.
Practice the skills you acquire in our medical billing program in a real-world work environment. Through Allied’s medical billing externship, you will review the qualities needed to secure employment as a medical biller. Your learning experience also includes creating an online LinkedIn® networking profile, developing a professional portfolio, including a resume, cover letter, and thank-you note.
Our staff includes a team of employees that are dedicated to the success of all of our students in every Allied course. Throughout
your medical billing program, you have access to personalized,
phone and fax during regular business hours. You are not
alone in your education!
Select from a range of payment plan options to put your career training program within reach. Get started with an affordable down payment followed by low monthly payments. These no-interest payment plans are an ideal way to make your medical billing online training more affordable - and get you on your way to a new career! Call to learn more today!
You will receive a one-year membership at
no additional charge to a professional association when
you successfully complete your medical program. Become
part of a leading association and enjoy access to membership
benefits, up-to-date news and information, and great networking
opportunities for your career.
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Note: NY, ME, MN and TN students will enroll in Professional Development courses in lieu of an Externship. Please call for more details.
*Service available for program graduates
Create the career you’ve always wanted. Allied’s Medical Billing Programs teach you to accurately complete claim forms, bill insurance companies and play an overall important role in the medical insurance process. Build a flexible and rewarding career as a medical biller in a professional medical setting or from the convenience of home.
Receive a well-rounded medical billing online training that covers essential practices and procedures, CPT and ICD-10-CM codebooks and Medisoft™ software. Step-by-step instruction will guide you through electronic claim forms, sample patient records, and more. Reach your goals with convenient online learning – you will still receive textbooks and study guides!
Note: The Medical Billing Program is composed of three individual courses and a hands-on externship as described below.
Medical Billing Online Programs - These are the comprehensive programs available for your education.
Medical Billing Program (230 Hours) – For the most comprehensive medical billing education, this is the program for you. You will receive:
Medical Billing Online Courses - These are the courses included in your program.
Medical Terminology Course
Textbook: Medical Terminology: A Short Course
6 required modules - each module includes overview, objectives and assignments with multiple-choice exam
Online final exam - 50 multiple-choice questions; non-proctored; 90-minute time limit
Medical Terminology orients students to the accurate uses, definitions, spellings, and pronunciations of medical terms used in the healthcare field. Students will analyze terms while learning to divide them into suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms. Emphasis will be placed on relating medical terms to the structural organization of the body. Through practical applications, students will learn to link abnormal conditions and diseases with diagnostic tests and procedures. In addition, students will be introduced to common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols.
Medical Billing Course
18 required modules – learning objectives, resources and assignments with online lessons, workbook exercises, multiple-choice exam and claim form practical exam
Mid-term and final claim form projects
Online mid-term exam (covers 1 – 10) – 50 multiple-choice questions; no time limit; non-proctored
Online Final (covers 1 – 18) – 50 multiple-choice questions; 2-hour time limit; non-proctored
Medical Billing orients students to the background and importance of insurance, coding, and the billing processes encountered in a physician office setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the reimbursement process and all aspects of insurance billing for a full range of today’s health care plans. Emphasis is placed on the importance of accurate health care documentation and the contents of the medical record including: documentation requirements, legal and ethical issues, HIPAA regulations, and the AHIMA standards of ethical coding practices. Students will learn diagnostic coding and procedural coding utilizing ICD-9-CM, and CPT coding classification systems and will be introduced to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, which are scheduled to replace ICD-9 in 2015. The various types of third-party payers and insurance coverage available in the United States, such as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and CHAMPVA, will be reviewed in detail. Billing for health care services under these plans will be covered with emphasis on completion of the CMS-1500 (02-12) and UB-04 Insurance Claim Forms.
Practical exercises will reinforce the concepts that students have learned so that they may demonstrate the ability to complete the CMS-1500 (02-12) claim form accurately. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the importance of health accounts receivables and the relevance of electronic data interchange and its effects on health care delivery methods. Additionally, students will learn how to interpret and post a patient’s explanation of benefits (EOB) and will be introduced to billing collection strategies and applicable laws that affect the physician practice. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about workers’ compensation and disability insurance plans and the federal and state laws governing these plans. Inpatient and outpatient hospital billing will be introduced and the rules for coding and compliance in this regulatory environment will be discussed in detail. Students will learn key terms and abbreviations relevant to insurance and billing operations, such as utilization review (UR) and quality improvement organization (QIO).
Medical Billing Technology Course
Textbook: Computers in the Medical Office
Materials: • McKesson Ambulatory Solutions, Medisoft®, McGraw-Hill Student At-Home Edition, Version 19 CD-ROM
7 required modules - each module includes overview, objectives and assignments with multiple-choice quizzes, practical-based exercises and online worksheets
Online final exam - comprehensive practical software-based exercise; non-proctored
This course teaches the skills students need to know to use Medisoft Advanced Patient Accounting, one of the leading medical billing and scheduling software programs. Taking this course should not only build students’ skills with Medisoft, but give them the know-how they need to quickly learn other medical billing software programs as well. The learning experience is enhanced with exercises in entering realistic patient information and learning how to search for information that will provide students with useful on-the-job experience.
Through Allied’s medical billing externship, you will assess the qualities needed to secure employment as a medical biller in an actual work environment. You will also develop a LinkedIn® networking profile and professional portfolio, including a résumé, cover letter, and follow-up or thank-you note for potential employers.
Prospective externs must meet requirements for the following courses through completion or test-out:
Medical Billing Technology
Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CMBS) credential or other approved nationally recognized certificate or credential.
Give yourself a professional advantage! The knowledge you learn from Allied’s medical billing programs will prepare you to sit for the Certified Medical Billing Specialist® (CMBS) exam. Find out about the Allied CMBS Certification Examination Promise – Pass the Exam or Don’t Pay! Restrictions apply. Call (888) 501-7686 and take the steps to further distinguish your career.
Prices and EnrollmentYou
will receive a one-year membership to the
Medical Association of Billers (MAB) when you successfully
complete your program. There is no additional cost to you.
Enjoy a professional advantage with membership to the leading
association for medical billing professionals.
Prices and EnrollmentImagine joining an office as an experienced medical biller. You can start a solid career as an integral part of a medical office team. There are also flexible and convenient opportunities to build a career from home. Create a career that works for you! You can set your own hours and manage your personal responsibilities while building a foundation for your future.
Affordable, Self Paced
Allied has a payment plan to meet your budget-friendly needs. Get started without the worry of money and build your new career today. The self-paced program enables you to further your career on your own terms. Complete your studies whenever and wherever you want.
The medical industry is projected to have the strongest employment growth of any industry within the next decade. Continued advances in technology, as well as a growing and aging population, will spur this growth and create opportunities for well-trained individuals. Due to the detailed nature of medical billing and increasing amount of claim-related paperwork, experienced medical billers will be in demand to handle the growing number of insurance claims. There will be opportunities as an independent contractor or as part of a medical office team in a doctor’s office, hospital, outpatient clinic, and more.
An individual who submits claims to an insurance company to facilitate payment for services provided to a patient by a doctor.
Prices and EnrollmentAllied’s Medical Billing Programs provide you with the comprehensive training you need to ensure that doctors receive insurance payments in a fast and accurate manner. Apply your specialized skills to an exciting career in the medical field. Prepare to become a Certified Medical Billing Specialist®! Get started today and enjoy the flexibility and longevity of a medical billing career. Call or click below for more information!