This introductory course is for students interested in a career in a medical office as a medical assistant, a receptionist or an insurance biller/coder. The course covers the fundamentals of health insurance, including plan options, carrier requirements, state and federal regulations, selecting relevant information from source documents, accurately completing claim forms and coding diagnoses and procedures. The student will be introduced to a variety of medical insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tricare, CHAMPVA, Workers' Compensation and other third-party payers. Students should have basic computer and data entry skills. Medical software will be utilized to complete billing and coding exercises.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; HSC 124 and BIO 109 or BIO 111; minimum grade "C" all HSC and BIO requirements
Class offerings by semester
Day Class (before 5 p.m.) Evening Class (after 5 p.m.) Online Class
The annual schedule class offerings by semester is offered as a planning tool. Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.
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