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BOS 224: Medical Office Insurance and Billing

This course is an introductory billing course for those interested in a career in the medical office as a medical assistant, receptionist, or insurance biller/coder. The course covers the fundamentals of health insurance, including plan options, carrier requirements, state and federal regulations, selecting relevant information from source documents, accurately completing claim forms, and coding diagnoses and procedures. The student will be introduced to a variety of medical insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tricare, CHAMPVA, Workers' Compensation, and other third-party payers. Students should have basic computer and data entry skills. Medical software will be utilized to complete billing and coding exercises.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; HIT 101 minimum grade "C"

Credits
4
Lecture Hours
60
Clinical Hours
0
Lab Hours
0
Other Hours
0
Total Hours
60

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