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Billing and Collections Training

Billing and Collections Training

Billing and Collections Training (Reimbursement Specialist) 

Most addiction treatment centers and mental health centers want to do in-house billing and collections’ but do not know how to make the switch from utilizing an outside billing company to the house, or how to set up and correctly run in-house billing. The billing and collections department is the lifeblood of your addiction treatment or mental health center and everyone’s paycheck depends on a solid foundation of billing and collections.

Here at the Addictions Academy, we can provide you with the skills needed to become an effective Reimbursement Specialist. We are a National Education Provider and we offer a reputable program that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry.  As a billing and collections specialist, our program can provide you with the necessary skills to help you gain job security in this growing field. Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the nation, and there are more than just clinical patient care options. Enjoy the stability of healthcare from an administrative position.   In our Billing and Collections Training the student will learn various clerical and administrative functions that relate to insurance claims, compliance, and reimbursement. We cover billing and collections from a physician or facility setting.  Our instructor has over 15 years in the collections industry and will prepare you to work as a reimbursement specialist in a physician’s office, hospital, or substance abuse setting. 


We are accredited by the following organizations.

Nebraska Dept of Health
Florida Certification Board
Association of Coach Training Organizations
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ICF addictions Coach


The Qualifications of the Billing Specialist
Preparing and submitting clean claims to various insurance companies either electronically or by paper.
Insurance Verifications
Assignments of Benefits
Common CMS-1500 Completion Guidelines
Common UB-04 (CMS-1450) Completion Guidelines
Determining Payments
Explanation of Benefits
Secondary Claims
Using coded data to produce and submit claims to insurance companies
Working directly with the insurance company, healthcare provider, and patient to get a claim processed and paid
Reviewing and appealing unpaid and denied claims
Verifying patients’ insurance coverage
Answering patients’ billing questions
Handling collections on unpaid accounts
Managing the facility’s Accounts Receivable reports

This class is custom-tailored to your facility and includes up to 5 hours of training online for your staff. You can have unlimited participants in your training.

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Your Host for this Training, Mary Millings

Mary Millings is a licensed Medical Coder/Biller. She has worked in the medical billing and collection field for 10 years. Working for a wide variety of medical specialties including E/M, Mental Health, Residential, PHP, IOP, and Outpatient substance abuse treatment. I have worked in both a provider’s office and hospital medical billing. She became a licensed Medical Coder/Biller in 2007.



$15,000 VALUE

On Line courses
  • Billing and Collections Training Live online (3-5 hours)
  • 1 Hour follow-up for questions
  • All Materials for Course
  • Bonus: Private FB Graduate Group
  • Bonus: FB Networking Group
  • Bonus: Seals for social media, website, and marketing
  • Bonus: Free 6-month online Directory Listing to get clients



$25,000 VALUE

On Line courses
  • Billing and Collections Training 3-5 hours
  • Meeting with the C-Suite Prior to Training.
  • 1 Hour follow-up for questions
  • All Materials for Course
  • Bonus: Private FB Graduate Group
  • Bonus: FB Networking Group
  • Bonus: Seals for social media, website, and marketing.
  • Bonus: Seals for social media, website, and marketing
  • Bonus: Free 6 month online Directory Listing to get clients

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Frequently Asked Questions About Billing and Collections

The Addictions Academy offers online training for billing and collections departments to hone and train their staff on how to correctly bill and collect for insurance. The class is one day, online webinar or in person on site to train your team.

Billing companies are built on the percent collected and the number of billables they send out. Most companies will not handle collections unless specified in your contract. Collections are on a percent collected, and billables will be a monthly fee or rate without a percent. Usually, it is 9-11% collected.

If you have a trained staff that understands both billing and collections yes. Otherwise, a billing company will assist you in the insurance billing and charge you 9-11% to do. You will save that if you can do in-house billing and collections. Make sure the staff is trained.

Most billing companies charge a flat monthly rate to do the billables for insurance. This does not include submitting claims that were denied or collections on any denied claims. Those are usually 9-11% of collected income.