Medical billing and coding specialists play a vital role in allied health care. They analyze patient medical records to gather and share information between patients, healthcare providers, and insurance companies. Today’s blog from Bryan University looks at program highlights of our Medical Billing and Coding Associate in Applied Science degree.
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Medical Insurance & Billing Procedures
This course introduces you to various types of forms used by the health insurance industry. You’ll learn how to fill out insurance claims properly for accuracy, and you’ll discover the terminology used by all insurance carriers.
Medical Billing & Coding IV
Bryan University takes you through a series of four medical billing and coding courses, and the most advanced one covers the evaluation and management of services, anatomical coding, and procedural coding. The purpose of this course is to cover the codes required to bill insurance companies for services. You’ll become very familiar with classes of codes, how much standard services should cost, and using a 10-key pad.
Electronic Medical Records Management
Medical records management puts your administrative skills to the test. You’ll immerse yourself in a simulated medical setting using electronic healthcare records and a variety of software. You’ll learn about pre-registering patients, collecting overdue accounts, information technology, and HIPAA compliance.
Your medical billing and coding externship puts you in a real-world setting under the supervision of local healthcare professionals. On-the-job training can lead to your first position as a medical billing and coding specialist.
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