This course is the second of a two course sequence that focuses on the administrative skills and techniques needed for competence as an administrative medical office professional. Students are provided instruction in medical coding practices including diagnostic and procedural coding systems. Instruction is provided in medical billing practices involving health insurance plan options, carrier requirements, state and federal regulations, abstracting relevant information from source documents, and completion of claim forms.
Prerequisites: BIO 168 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I & HSC 114 Medical Terminology
Corequisites: BIO 173 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II & HSC 217 Introduction to Pathology