Medical Billing

This Medical Billing program is a completely online, self-paced program that will quickly prepare students to successfully enter the workforce in this rapidly growing healthcare field.

This program includes six months of online access from the date of activation and students can register anytime. With an average completion of 145 hours, most students are able to finish the program in two to three months of part-time study (approximately 15-20 hours per week).

The program is offered in an online format utilizing the Internet to provide students with practical experience on the computer and keyboard while learning necessary healthcare reimbursement fundamentals. It integrates the content into an interactive learning experience which includes automatic grading, on-demand pronunciation of medical terminology, live virtual interaction with other students and instructors, plus electronic tracking of time and grades.

This program is Internet based with all content online with the exception of select reference materials. Everything that you need to successfully complete this program is included in the enrollment fee.

This program's comprehensive curriculum was developed by industry experts and includes real-world practical experience to ensure you gain the skills you need to excel in the workforce.

Additional information on this program can be found at www.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC or Mac) is required for the program.
  • Very basic keyboarding skills.

Subjects Covered Include

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Medical Word Building
  • Healthcare Structure and Organization
  • Documentation and Confidentiality
  • Mastering Medical Language
  • Medical Coding Basics
  • Exploring Healthcare Reimbursement
  • ICD-10 and X12 5010 Fundamentals
  • Patient Billing and Collection

Note: All coursework must be completed within six months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a six-month independent study program. Students should anticipate spending approximately 10 or more hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program in the six months given.

Tuition and Schedule

Fees for this course are non-refundable.

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In Person

St. Charles Community College 
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form including payment by check or money order and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson
636-922-8295
kthompson@stchas.edu