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BOS 224: Medical Insurance and Reimbursement

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; HSC 124 minimum grade "C" or HSC 101 or HIT 101, minimum grade of "C" may be used instead of HSC 124 for students following earlier versions of the program; see an adviser to confirm the correct terminology course

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