The course will cover:
- A career as an insurance coding specialist
- Guidelines for documenting claims, legal aspects affecting insurance claims and medical records
- Basics of health insurance and procedural coding
- Introduction to the CPT manual
- Patient evaluation and management services
- Specialty coding: Anesthesia/Surgery, Radiology and Pathology, Laboratory Medicine
- Diagnosis Coding
- Modifications to CPT coding
- Introduction to International Classification of diseases
- Health Insurance claim form (CMS 1500)
- HIPAA (privacy of patient records) and EDI (electronic data interchange) issues
- Tracing delinquent claims and insurance problem solving
- Managed Care Systems and Special Plans & Third Party Reimbursement, Medicare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid and Other State Programs, CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA, Worker’s Compensation, Disability Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs.
Mondays and Wednesdays, February 1 - April 20
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Downtown Campus, 635B
The instructor is a Certified Professional Coder in the field and is familiar with the requirements of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)-Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) – Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.