Medical Insurance Billing Certificate

Medical Insurance Billing Certificate

Course Schedule & Descriptions

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Medical BillingTHE PROGRAM

CSUDH's instructor-led Medical Insurance Billing program, conducted live online, is designed to give the students an in-depth understanding of complex issues involved in the medical insurance billing industry.

Employment Outlook

Medical insurance billing is a stable and lucrative field within the medical industry. The business office of every healthcare provider must provide proper documentation to a number of insurance companies for reimbursement for services. Opportunities for employment of insurance billers include physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, and medical supply companies. The demand is driven by the growing need for healthcare services of an aging population as well as the need for individuals able to handle the complexities of paper and electronic information.

What You Will Learn

Students will gain practical knowledge to enhance their understanding of medical insurance billing practices as well as learn skills required to operate efficiently in today's medical offices, hospitals and clinics.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed to provide students with comprehensive training in medical insurance billing. Each course will provide building blocks for those seeking a career in a physician's office, hospital or clinic as well as for those who are seeking to augment and improve their skills.

Eligibility Requirements

There are NO special eligibility requirements for this program. Prerequisites are recommended to enhance the learning experience.

Certificate: Course Requirements

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all courses. Those who do not wish to pursue a certificate may take individual courses.

The Location

Classes are held live online via Zoom. Medical Insurance Billing classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Westchester, Ladera Heights, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood, Wilmington, and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

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Instructor Profiles

Program Instructors

Vickie Morgan, MIB FacultyVictoria Morgan FHFMA, MS has been the Director of Revenue Cycle at Tahoe Forest Health System since 2018, at which she is responsible for all parts of the Revenue Cycle for including but not limited to 2 hospitals, a cancer center, a surgery center and 4 Rural Health Centers. In all, she manages the billing and collection functions of over 150 providers. She is also the Principal for Morgan and Associates Health Care Consulting Firm. Ms. Morgan has nearly 30 years of healthcare finance experience.

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Temera Royston, FacultyTemera Royston, RHIA, RHIT, CPC, MS, is a career Health Information Management (HIM) professional. She completed her undergraduate studies at Biola University, La Mirada, CA, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership. She completed her Master studies at Chapman University and received her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Temera also has an Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management from East Los Angeles College, and holds the credentials of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and she is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). With over 20 years of experience Healthcare, Coding and HIM, Temera is currently the Coding Manager II at UC Davis.

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Digital Certificate Request

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses.

Note: Once you have completed all the required courses, you may request your certificate via our online application. The processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of submission, and includes both a digital certificate link and a printed physical certificate.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What's the difference between medical billing and medical coding?

Medical coding is the process of gathering information on each treatment, diagnosis or service a patient receives and assigning an alphanumeric code to each item. 

Medical billing is the process of generating claims and preparing bills for health care resource utilization. Based on the medical coder's specifications, medical billers request payment from health insurance companies for the medical services that health care providers and institutions offer to patients. Medical billing is the next step after coding.

What is the experience level of the program?

This entry-level program is designed for students with no prior medical experience. 

What kind of experience do I need before I can begin medical insurance billing training?

While no prior medical training is required, we recommend that students have basic office computing and data entry fundamentals; experience with Excel or other spreadsheet software is helpful.

Is there a required certification that I must complete after doing this program?

The State of California does not require any type of billing certification in order to be hired as a medical biller.

If you are interested in Medical Coding classes, please visit:

Cal State LA Coding Certification Program - this Coding program is offered by our sister campus:

How often is the program offered?

Beginning Fall 2023: The program is offered once a year on a cycle from September through May. 

How long does this program take to complete?

The program takes an average of 6-7 months for most working adult students.

 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.
When you're ready to register for courses, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1).
If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH ( using your CSUDH account.

The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS or earlier before the class begins; please check the Course Schedule for the program to ensure that you can enroll on time.

Have other questions?
Check this program's FAQs (if provided), or simply call 310-243-2075, email, or use our LiveChat ↘ to ask questions or leave a detailed message regarding this program.