Working in medical office services, billing and coding specialists support the work of hands-on medical personnel by working with patient health records and insurance. A great medical job for those who look for Medical non-clinical work, their tasks may include converting physicians’ notes to medical codes and processing insurance files; they may work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, insurance companies, or even nursing homes.
This course is geared to assist students of health occupations who will have a need to communicate with physicians, dentists and other medical professionals. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology is required.
Understanding Medical Billing
This course will educate the student on managed health care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems, reimbursement methods, coding for medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. Exercises in each chapter provide plenty of practice for learning how to bill and reimburse, and the accompanying workbook provide more application-based assignments for each chapter.
This course is designed to use practical, easy to understand recourses which walk you through each step of the medical coding and reimbursement process. This provides an in-depth to essential coding concepts followed by practical exercises that reinforce the student’s understanding.
This is a continuation of Coding, dealing primarily with case studies and scenarios. Student will use an industry standard software during laboratory classes and receive in-depth instruction on essential coding concepts.
Ethical and Legal Procedures in the Medical Office
This course will prepare students for the ethical issues they will experience on the job and teach them how to evaluate the right and wrong course of action when faced with complicated legal problems. Through contemporary topics presented with a real work perspective, students will develop the critical thinking skills needed for the moral decisions they will encounter.
Computers In The Medical Office
This course offers medical office training using current, realistic medical office cases while building transferable computerized medical billing and scheduling skills. Students who complete this course will learn the appropriate terminology and skills to use any patient billing software program with minimal additional training. As students progress through our chosen software tool, they learn to gather patient information, schedule appointments, and enter transactions. The practical systematic approach is based on real-world medical office activities.