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Medical records processing revolves around insurance and reimbursement. This course focuses on the background, knowledge, and skills related to basic billing duties, HIPAA regulations, patient encounters, and the preparation, compliance, and transmission of claims. Students are introduced to the current state and future direction of the major diagnostic and procedural coding systems.
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Valerius, J., Bayes, N., Newby, C., & Seggern, J. (2008). Medical insurance: An integrated claims process approach (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
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|Week One: Introduction to the Medical Billing Process | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Compare and contrast features of various health plans. | | | | |Explain capitation and fee-for-service payment methods. | | | | |Explain the basic steps in the medical billing process. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Readings |Read Appendix A. | | | | |Read Ch. 1 of Medical Insurance: An Integrated Claims Process Approach. | | | |CheckPoint |Resource: Table 1.1 on p. 13 of Medical Insurance: An Integrated Claims Process Approach |Thursday |15 | |Features of Health Plans |Write and post a 250- to 300- word response to the following questions: |9.27 | | | | | | |...