AHEA 104 Introduction to Billing and Coding • 5 Cr.

Description

Introduces Medical Billing & Coding procedures including insurance coverage, terminology, payment systems, legal and ethical issues, healthcare compliance, and collections, and common coding systems such as ICD and CPT. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, HLTH 145 and BTS 161 with a C or better at BC; or permission of instructor.

Description starting Summer 2019

Introduces Medical Billing & Coding procedures including insurance coverage, terminology, payment systems, legal and ethical issues, healthcare compliance, and collections, and common coding systems such as ICD and CPT. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 130 (or BIO 108), AHE 140, and BTS 161 with a C or better at BC; or permission of Program Chair.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define terminology, abbreviations, coding systems, and billing structures related to medical billing & coding.
  • Define and apply concepts of ethical billing & coding practice.
  • Use common billing & coding systems.
  • Apply basic coding procedures to common billing situations. 
  • Apply communication strategies to interact with insurance companies, patients and providers. 

Offered