Why Medical Insurance?
Students enrolled in this program are prepared for entry-level employment in the growing field of medical insurance and health care claims processing as well as coding and computerized medical billing. This program is also ideal for health care personnel who wish to upgrade their professional skills.
Employment opportunities exist in physician practices, hospitals, insurance companies and billing services.
Graduates may apply their credits toward other select certificate or associate degree programs.
Middle States Accreditation
In addition to the accreditation by ACEN, CCAC's Medical Insurance Specialist program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Last Reaffirmation: 2018
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
Medical Insurance Specialist, Certificate (595.2)
This program provides training in the area of medical insurance and health care claims processing, as well as CPT and ICD coding and computerized medical billing. This program also serves the needs of health care personnel interested in upgrading their professional skills.
Take the Next Step
The Medical Insurance Specialist program at the Allegheny Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County is a limited enrollment program.
Applicants must complete the following to be considered for admission:
The following pre-program requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better before final acceptance into the Medical Insurance Specialist program:
- All developmental coursework as indicated by the results of the College Placement Tests. (ENG-089, ENG-100, MAT-080, and the DVS [Developmental Studies] Series)
- Credit cumulative quality point average of 2.50 or better.
To apply for admission, a prospective student should:
- Students new to CCAC:
- Submit an application to the college and gain acceptance. You will receive a Student ID number once you are admitted.
- Use this Student ID number to complete a separate application to the Allied Health Department.
- Current CCAC Students:
- Complete a separate application to the Allied Health Department .
- Students are accepted throughout the year based on meeting eligibility requirements.
All courses with the MIS designation are currently accessed remotely.
Program Outcomes Statistics
The 2020-2021 Graduation Rate was 97%.
Students may decide to become certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders (see AAPC at www.aapc.com) and take the examination for either Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Professional Biller (CPB). There is no current data on graduates who have taken these exams.
CCAC utilizes community Advisory Committees in all of its health career programs. The MIS program Advisory Committee is comprised of medical insurance practitioners, faculty and college administrators who provide advice regarding curriculum revisions, marketing and recruiting, changing employment opportunities and clinical education. Advisory Committee members serve as the liaison between the health care community and the college.
The Medical Insurance Specialist program offers virtual experience in the medical office setting with chart completion, code application, claims submission and payment processing.
Program Outcome Statistics
- The 2020-2021 Graduation Rate was 97%
- Students may decide to become certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders (see AAPC at www.aapc.com) and take the examination for either Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Professional Biller (CPB). There is no current data on graduates who have taken these exams.