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Program Overview

The Medical Billing and Insurance curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents.

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Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, and oral and written communication.

Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.

ONLINE PROGRAM INFORMATION: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Note: A background check and/or drug screening may be required for degree completion based upon Work-Based Learning placement.

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

OST-131 Keyboarding 2
OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3

Spring Semester

MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3
OST-247 Procedure Coding 3
OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

Note: OST 131 is a prerequisite to several classes in the Medical Billing and Insurance program. It is critical that OST 131 be completed during the first semester of the program.

The Medical Office Administration certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25310X).

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs.
  • Demonstrate competency in written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate professional skills, behaviors, and conduct commensurate with industry expectations.
  • Demonstrate speed and accuracy in creating letters, memos, tables, reports, and other documents required in a medical office setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a variety of tasks in a medical office including front end/back end skills, insurance filing, and EHR/EMR systems.

Program Costs

CertificateIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and Fees$1,218.75$4,098.75
Books and Supplies$1,189.50$1,189.50
Total Cost$2,408.25$5,288.25

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