MED 116: Insurance Billing and Coding Basics for the Medical Assistant

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In this introductory course, students identify insurance coverage appropriately and accurately, complete insurance forms and become familiar with billing procedures. Students will be introduced to a variety of medical insurers including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tricare, and CHAMPVA. Students will learn to navigate the current procedural terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Disease (ICD)-10 Code Books to accurately obtain the correct codes to be used to complete a clean 1500-claim form to bill appropriate insurance companies. The title of this course was previously Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Basics for MA.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading Level 5; Academic Writing Level 3; MED 101, MED 104, MED 112 and MED 114, must enroll concurrently in all courses

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

    offered in the daytime

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

    offered in the daytime

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/30/23

Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 2
Lecture Hours 30
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 30

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