Medical Terminology & Billing
Class dates and registration information is will be listed here when available: 

Medical Terminology & Billing program description:  

This Riverside Adult School (RAS) course is designed to prepare students for an entry level career in Medical Billing. The course will prepare individuals to seek entry level employment as a Medical Biller. Students who already work in the medical field can benefit from this program by advancing their skills. Students completing the course with a grade of "C" or better, and 90-100% attendance, will receive a certificate of completion from the Riverside Adult School/Riverside Unified School District. 

The Medical Terminology portion of RAS program is articulated with the Riverside Community College District/Moreno Valley College (MVC) for 3 units of college credit. Students who earn a "B" or better in Medical Terminology will be able to apply for college credit at MVC. 

Who should enroll in this program?

  • Those with an interest in record keeping, calculating patient charges and review of files.
  • Job seekers interested in becoming a Medical Biller whose job duties include: 
  • Reading and analyzing patient records
  • Determining the correct codes for patient records
  • Using codes to bill insurance providers
  • Interacting with physicians and assistants to ensure accuracy
  • Keeping track of patient data over multiple visits
  • Managing detailed, specifically-coded information
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality and information security

Pre-requisites: This program is free of charge to any person above the age of 18 who meets the following pre-requisites. In order to apply to this program a student must:

  • Graduation from high school is recommended but not required. Most jobs in the medical billing field require you to have graduated from high school or have earned your GED. 
  • Students who have previously been removed from this program for lack of attendance or other reasons may not be eligible to re-enroll.
  • Have basic computer skills, have a computer and internet access. The medical billing/coding field requires the use of computerized software programs. RAS'  program will provide instruction in the software programs, but due to the accelerated pace of the program time on remedial computer skills instruction is not available.
  • Complete a reading and listening assessment, that will be administered as part of the registration process and is a determining factor in enrollment.  If the score indicates that the student is lacking the reading and listening skills necessary to be successful in the program enrollment will be denied. Students must have a reading and listening level equivalent to the 9th grade of high school.

*eligible students are those that have a complete application and have taken the reading and listening assessment scoring into the acceptable range.

Attendance: students must attend 90% of the class meetings each week.

Textbooks: Riverside Adult School, through funds from our California Adult Education Program Grant, provides the use of the electronic textbooks for your use at home, and hardcopy textbooks for your use in class. There is no charge for this. Students accepted into this program will receive information about how to purchase their textbooks if they opt to do so.


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