Professional Development

Medical Billing Specialist

What does a Medical Billing Specialist do?

A medical billing specialist takes information from patient records relating specifically to procedures, symptoms, and diagnoses and submits claims for insurance reimbursement. They are an integral part of the medical insurance and claims process.

Where Can You Work?

Medical billing specialists can work in a variety of different health care settings. They can work in an insurance office or in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities.


14 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Medical Billing Specialist


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and modifiers and how to utilize them for billing
  • Complete and submit health insurance claims accurately
  • Audit medical billing and prevent fraud and abuse by assigning diagnostic and procedure codes
  • Submit clean claims for reimbursement

Courses - 14 Weeks

Program Preview

Medical Billing Specialist Job Possibilities

Medical Billing Assistant


$32,000 – $66,000

Medical Insurance Specialist


$32,000 – $66,000

Medical Insurance Billing Representative


$32,000 – $66,000

Certification Information

Upon completion of your training, you’ll be prepared for the Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC).


Medical Coder & Biller Certification

The Medical Coder & Biller Certification by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) showcases your knowledge and understanding of medical coding and billing.

Issuing Authority

Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Medical Billing Specialist?

You will complete the courses in this program over 14 weeks, making students job-ready in 3.5 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Medical Billing Specialist certificate program online?

Yes, our program is fully online and asynchronous.