AHEA 122 Intermediate Medical Billing • 5 Cr.

Description

Students gain an intermediate knowledge of medical billing and reimbursement procedures including insurance coverage, terminology, payment systems, legal and ethical issues, healthcare compliance, and collections. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL&101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093, with a C or better. Successful completion of AHEA 104 and AHEA 106 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Perform accurate completion and processing of reimbursement documentation 
  • Apply third party guidelines to the reimbursement process 
  • Demonstrate assertive communication with managed care and/or insurance providers 
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in communicating with both providers and patients 
  • Differentiate language the patient can understand regarding managed care and insurance plans 
  • Discuss comprehension of legal and ethical issues related to medical insurance  

Offered