Credits: 4 Credits (168 Clock Hours)
This course is designed to teach students about major insurance programs, federal health care legislation and programs, and claims and the process of completing claims forms efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with payor guidelines and regulations.
Using your previous knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology, this course will review, facilitate, and reinforce medical terminology skills while introducing the student to health insurance, managed care, the life cycle of an insurance claim, legal and regulatory guidelines, CMS reimbursement issues, CMS claim forms, commercial claims, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and workers compensation. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to accurately and efficiently complete claim forms in conjunction with the required payor guidelines. The student will also have all fundamental knowledge necessary to take additional courses in Medical Billing and Coding (ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, HCPCS, and CPT) and to pursue a career in that field.
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Upon completion of this individual course, students will be awarded a certificate from the Washington Technical Institute.
Certification from the accredited Washington Technical Institute will signify the student's achievement in both knowledge and competence.
This certificate is valid in all 50 States.
Course Format: Instructor Led Online Course
Students are required to complete weekly reading assignments both from the textbook and other supplemental materials. Students must also participate in discussions with the course instructor and fellow students. Discussion forums are provided in the Washinton Tech online classroom.
Online tests are conducted at the end of each course.
Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings. Log in at your convenience to attend school.
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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning