Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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AHMS 252 - Computerized Medical Billing

Credit(s): 2

This course provides hands-on training to students seeking employment in medical offices.  It covers the fundamentals of ICD-10, SPT, and HCPCS coding and is appropriate for the beginner or intermediate level office staff as well. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Utilize ethical values when dealing with confidentiality or personal information contained in a health record.
  • Apply HIPAA guidelines to healthcare reimbursement and medical office functions.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic insurance concepts and terminology.
  • Apply basic coding guidelines to assign and sequence procedural and diagnostic codes.
  • Manage accounts receivables by inputting patient information, scheduling appointments, and processing billing, reports and insurance claims.
  • File and manage insurance claim forms in compliance with guidelines for Medicare/Medicaid, Tricare, Worker’s Compensation, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
  • Maintain claim management techniques to trace delinquent claims and problem solve denied or unpaid claims.
  • Complete health insurance forms completely and accurately using Medisoft accounting package.
  • Successfully complete case studies using software.

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