This course introduces students to the major nationwide medical insurance programs and provides a basic knowledge and understanding of the national diagnostic and procedural coding systems. Students receive extensive practice in processing claims forms and insurance coding and apply their knowledge through several program databases utilized in medical office settings. Students will show how to maintain patient confidentiality and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of managed care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CHAMPVA, Medicare, Medicaid and worker's compensation. 45 clock hours.
MED112 Medical Coding & Billing I