Medical Administration / Insurance Training Program
The Medical Administration / Insurance Training Program at Newbridge College provides training needed to begin a career working with medical records, insurance documents and other documents in medical clinics, HMOs, doctor's offices, health care facilities and other business offices.
This program is available at Newbridge College - San Diego East in El Cajon, California.
- Day Classes: 36 weeks
- Evening Classes: 43 weeks
Medical Administration / Insurance Program Course Description
The Medical Administration / Insurance training program focuses on teaching the skills needed to begin working with medical records, insurance documents and other documents in a medical office or similar office environment.
The program is divided into seven modules and externship. Students must complete all modules, starting with any module and continuing in sequence until all seven modules are successfully completed. Students participate in an externship only upon successful completion of all academic requirements.
Graduates receive a Medical Administration Insurance Diploma upon successful completion of the program.
Topics covered in Medical Administration / Insurance program include:
- Medical terminology / anatomy & physiology
- Office procedures and administration
- Electronic health records
- Computerized medical billing
- How to submit medical claims
- Insurance reimbursement
- Procedure coding
- Diagnostic coding
- Medicare and Medi-Cal
- HIPPA, CMS and OSHA
Medical Administration / Insurance Program Externship
Upon completion of their academic requirements, students participate in a 6-8 week externship program with a medical office, clinic, hospital, or private billing company. The externship will enable students to have the opportunity to demonstrate and reinforce the knowledge and skills presented and practiced throughout the training program. Students will work under the direct supervision of qualified personnel at the signed externship site. Students must complete their externship training to fulfill graduation requirements.
Campuses Offering this Program
- Newbridge College - San Diego East
- Learn Medical Billing Online: Newbridge College Distance Education
Program Admission Requirements
- High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
- Command of English language
Occupation and Job Outlook
Job growth in the health care industry continues to expand to meet the needs of a growing and aging population in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations, and the demand for people trained in with these skills is expected to increase at an estimnated rate of 21% to 26% through 2020.*
Work Environment: Medical records and health information technicians work in pleasant and comfortable offices. This is one of the few health-related occupations in which there is no direct hands-on patient care.
Medical records and health information technicians usually work a typical 40-hour week. Some overtime may be required. In health facilities that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, technicians may work day, evening, and night shifts. About 15 percent of technicians worked part-time in 2010.
Newbridge College San Diego East is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as "a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training provided by institutions of higher education and the programs they accredit."
About Newbridge College
Newbridge College is a career college and vocational school based in Southern California providing traditional on-ground and online distance education. At Newbridge College, we are dedicated to helping students succeed by providing training for health care and business careers with a strong outlook for future growth and employment.
For more information about our certificate programs, including graduation rates, gainful employment information, median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit www.newbridgecollege.edu/disclosures.htm.
*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2020. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.