MED-109 - Administrative Skills for the Medical Assistant3 credits
This course is designed to prepare the Medical Assisting student with theory and skills necessary to perform administrative procedures in a medical office. Students will explore in depth types of insurance, managed care, third party reimbursement guidelines and HCFA claim form instructions. They will be introduced to ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Students will perform procedural and diagnostic coding using the appropriate tools such as coding manuals and electronic search engines. Students will also be introduced to accounting procedures for the medial office including accounts payable and receivable, billing and collection procedures, daysheets, bank deposits, petty cash, preparing checks, posting adjustments and processing refunds.
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