Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration Certificate in Downtown LA

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Alternative instruction will continue for Fall 2020 semester.  Students should remain in communication with their instructors and follow their instructions. 

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Program Description

Offered online and in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai and Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), the certificate program in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration will prepare students to work as a patient financial services/patient accounting representative in a healthcare setting. The non-credit course will reflect experiences in all aspects of the hospital revenue cycle, with a focus on payment variance identification and resolution. Students will be awarded a certificate as a Revenue Cycle Administrator after successfully completing this course with an 80% or better average.  

To help facilitate career transition, Cedars-Sinai, a national healthcare leader, will select a top-performing student for a paid internship position, creating a potential pathway to full-time employment.

This program is presented in partnership with a third-party provider and is not affiliated with a campus academic department. Courses offered with third-party providers are not degree-eligible.

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Introducing Cal State LA's Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration Program

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify main functional areas in key tasks in the revenue cycle.
  • Differentiate between compliant and noncompliant HIPAA practices.
  • Analyze whether a person is/is not eligible for Medi-Cal based on specific factors.
  • Identify the benefits and best practices for preventing financial variance in the revenue cycle.
  • Identify best practices for successful communication and service.
  • Differentiate between demographic, financial, and clinical data elements (CDEs).
  • Identify and interpret codes in various fields on the UB-04 form.
  • Name methods for managing and preventing variance.
  • Identify key denial management practices and steps for following up on common denials.
  • Interpret an EOB (Explanation of Benefits) statement.
  • Identify key insurance card elements.
  • Differentiate among various types of insurance coverage.
  • Identify typical appeal timelines and the most common issues causing underpayments.
  • List best practices for preventing COB (Coordination of Benefits) denials.
  • Differentiate among CMS prospective payment systems.
  • Demonstrate the procedures needed to deal effectively with a claim denial.

Employment Outlook

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in Los Angeles County. Many large healthcare employers in the area report a shortage of qualified individuals to fill roles in revenue cycle operations.

To help facilitate career transition, Cedars-Sinai, a national healthcare leader, will select a top-performing student for a paid internship position, creating a potential pathway to full-time employment.

Who Should Enroll?

Individuals interested in jump-starting their careers in the healthcare industry by gaining an industry-recognized certification.

Webinars

Register for a live webinar OR view/listen to a pre-recorded Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration Certificate program webinar presentation here.

Tuition & Fees

Total Program Cost: $3,495
Tuition and fees must be paid prior to the start of classes each term.

Financial Assistance

Cal State LA and the local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) are working together to ensure that our state has a well-trained and sustainable workforce. If you have been laid off due to poor economic conditions, company closure, or mass layoff, you may be eligible to receive free career development training.

To find out if you qualify for paid training, contact your local American Job Center (formerly One-Stop Center) to have them determine your eligibility to receive free training. Be sure to mention that you want to take classes through the College Professional and Global Education at Cal State LA. Visit CareerOneStop to find your nearest American Job Center or call 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) for more information. Important: You must contact your local American Job Center for application and approval first. Free enrollment in our WIB-approved programs is not available without prior written approval.

Federal financial aid is not currently available for the Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration Certificate Program. However, you can apply for a private student loan here.

Job Training Assistance

Cal State LA and the local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) are working together to ensure that our state has a well-trained and sustainable workforce. If you have been laid off due to poor economic conditions, company closure or mass layoff, you may be eligible to receive free career development training.

To find out if you qualify for paid training, contact your local American Job Center (formerly One-Stop Center) to have them determine your eligibility to receive free training. Be sure to mention that you want to take classes through the College Professional and Global Education at Cal State LA. Visit CareerOneStop to find your nearest American Job Center or call 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) for more information. Important: You must contact your local American Job Center for application and approval first. Free enrollment in our WIB-approved programs is not available without prior written approval.

Approved Programs Offered by Cal State LA:

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration

Medical Billing and Coding

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Certificate in Project Management 

Pharmacy Technician

Course Schedule

  • Nine (9) weeks total, from September 26 to November 21, 2020
  • 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs); 45 hours of instruction
  • Live Zoom sessions will be held Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Enroll/Register

Enroll in the Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration Certificate Program here.

The Last Day to Enroll is Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read Frequently Asked Questions about the Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration Certificate program here.

Contact

For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.