Medical claims examiners often earn a certificate or associate's degree in medical billing, medical transcription, or office administration.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Health Care Administration
- Health Information and Records Admin
- Health Information Technology
- Health Management and Clinical Administration
- Health Unit Coordinator
- Health Ward Supervisor
- Medical Administrative Assistant or Secretary
- Medical Claims Examiner
- Medical Facilities Management
- Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
- Medical Insurance Services
- Medical Office Computer Technologies
- Medical Office Management
- Medical Office Specialist
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Staff Services
- Medical Transcriptionist
Schools with Medical Claims Examiner Programs
These schools grant degrees and certificates for medical claims examiners and medical insurance specialists or billers.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition
|Salt Lake Community College||Salt Lake City, UT||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$3,569 in-state, $11,337 out-of-state|
|New Mexico State University-Dona Ana||Las Cruces, NM||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$1,632 in-district, $1,968 in-state, $5,184 out-of-state|
|Community College of Philadelphia||Philadelphia, PA||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$4,920 in-district, $9,360 in-state, $13,800 out-of-state|
|Madison Area Technical College||Madison, WI||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$4,217 in-state, $6,143 out-of-state|
|Northwest Technical College||Bemidji, MN||2-year, Public||Associate's, Undergraduate Certificate||$5,480|
|Lansing Community College||Lansing, MI||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$3,020 in-district, $5,660 in-state, $8,300 out-of-state|
|Shoreline Community College||Shoreline, WA||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$3,730 in-state, $6,451 out-of-state|
|Community College of Rhode Island||Warwick, RI||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$4,266 in-state, $11,496 out-of-state|
|Tacoma Community College||Tacoma, WA||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$4,194 in-state, $9,354 out-of-state|
*Source: NCES College Navigator.
School Selection Criteria
Program selection depends a great deal on how much time a student is able to devote to academics and how broadly he or she wants to study. Consider the following when selecting a medical claims examiner program:
- Many schools offer a certificate or diploma for fewer credit hours than an associate's degree.
- Choose a program that best focuses on your career goals; do you want to be certified or work in other areas of healthcare?
- Claims examiners need to be proficient in a variety of computer programs, so students should look for courses in typing and software applications.
- Students should evaluate prospective programs for their support in finding externships.
Certificate in Medical Billing
These programs focus on specific aspects of claims, such as diagnosis and procedure coding systems. They also teach students basic medical vocabulary. Course topics include word processing, business grammar, human anatomy, and medical ethics.
Certificate in Healthcare Office Administration
Many certificate programs, while still teaching medical claims examination, study healthcare from a broader perspective. Students prepare to run every facet of a small medical office. These programs may be ideal for medical professionals who want to take on more administrative responsibilities. Classes may focus on public health science, legal regulations, bookkeeping, and office procedures.
Associate's Degree in Medical Transcription
Degree programs lasting two years give medical claims students a foundation in both the science of medicine and the liberal arts. The range of classes tends to be broader than in certificate programs. Possible courses include psychology, pharmacology, public speaking, diversity in healthcare, and international disease classification.
Most programs available in medical billing and claims examination take less than a year to complete and culminate in a certificate. However, a few schools also offer relevant associate's degree programs.