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Introduction to Medical Billing


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  • 9
    Lessons
  • 19
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 17
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.7
    CEUs
  • 5,514
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 
 
 

Course Description

Medical billing is one of the fastest growing healthcare jobs.  Hospitals, private practices and clinics could not survive without someone who efficiently handles their day-to-day Medical Billing procedures. A medical biller's job responsibilities can include: expert management of healthcare billing--processing, adjusting and resubmitting of claims; adherence to current healthcare industry regulations and policies; and compliance with insurance procedures and allotted benefit coverage.  This self-paced course will quickly and easily train you in these procedures.
 
There is a great need for medical billers.  In this course you're going to learn all about medical billing from the ground-up. This course assumes you have little or no knowledge about medical billing. Written in "layman's terms", this course is an ideal preparation course for any persons interested in this booming area in the health and medical administration industry.
Each year, in the United States, healthcare insurers process over 5 billion claims for payment. Healthcare in America is an explosive industry accounting for the top 3 producers in gross national product (and income), and, outside of a few industrial sectors, outpaces all other industries in terms of its projected growth.

Grouped within the healthcare sector known as Health Information Management (HIM), health information technicians (the group to which coders belong) are projected to be one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US.

Within the coming decade, four million jobs within the healthcare industry will open up with many of these positions existing outside of the traditional care-giving arena, e.g., consulting, claims-review, and auditing firms. On account of the fact medical billing (specifically the coding component) is significantly specialized, they will remain in very high demand.
 
Needless to say, there is a great need for medical billers and medical coders. In this course we're going to learn all about medical billing from the ground-up. This course assumes you have little or no knowledge about medical billing. Written in "laymen's terms", this course is an ideal preparation course for any persons interested in this booming area in the health and medical administration industry.
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Lesson 1: Overview of the Healthcare System and Career Opportunities in Medical BIlling

Overview of the Healthcare System and Career Opportunities in Medical Billing 18.5 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Complete Assignment: Creating your Account on MLN / CMS
  • Complete: Exam 1 : Healthcare System Overview

Lesson 2: Medical Biller Job Description

Analyzing the job description and requirements of medical billers. 16.5 Total Points
  • Review Article: Medical Billing Software
  • Complete Assignment: Qualifications of a Medical Biller
  • Complete: Exam 2: Medical Biller Duties

Lesson 3: Analyzing Provider and Patient Information

Analyzing Provider and Patient Information 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Current Procedural Terminology; AMA
  • Take Poll: First Step to accessing the CMS Website
  • Complete: Exam 3: Analyzing Provider and Patient Information

Lesson 4: Analyzing the Hospital Billing Process

Analyzing the Hospital Billing Process 17.5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Decoding Your Hospital Bills; Hospital Chargemaster Guide
  • Take Poll: Your Work Environment
  • Complete Assignment: Acute Care and the IPPS
  • Complete: Exam 4: Hospital Billing

Lesson 5: Analyzing the Physician Billing Process

Analyzing the Physician Billing Process 26.5 Total Points
  • Review Article: OIG - Office of the Inspector General
  • Take Poll: OIG Overview
  • Complete Assignment: Completing a CMS-1500 claim form
  • Complete Assignment: 837P and Form CMS-1500
  • Complete: Exam 5: Physician Billing

Lesson 6: Exploring Different Types of Health Insurance

Exploring Different Types of Health Insurance 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Healthcare Organizations Directory; Practice Managers Resources
  • Complete: Exam 6: Types of Health Insurance

Lesson 7: Medicare Overview

Medicare Overview 17.5 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: The World of Medicare & Your Office in World of Medicare
  • Complete: Exam 7: Medicare

Lesson 8: Legal Issues

Legal Issues 72.5 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: MedicareFraudandAbusePresentationfr.ppt
  • Review 2 Articles: Medical Billing Advocates of America; Caught on Tape - Medicare Fraud
  • Complete Assignment: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Complete Assignment: Medicare Fraud & Abuse: A Roadmap for Physicians
  • Complete Assignment: HIPAA Interactive Exercise
  • Complete: Exam 8: Legal Issues
  • Complete Exam: HIPAA

Lesson 9: Medical Billing Certification Information

Medical Billing Certification Information 0 Total Points
  • Review Article: Largest Allied Healthcare Certification Agency
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
179
Total Course Points
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know the healthcare system and career opportunities in medical billing.
  • Know the medical biller job description.
  • Analyze provider and patient information.
  • Analyze the hospital billing process.
  • Describe billing the patient visit.
  • Know the different types of health insurance.
  • Know what Medicare is and how to bill it correctly.
  • Define legal issues, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Course Title: Introduction to Medical Billing
Course Number: 7550400
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 1.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Diana Wilson, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $85.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $110.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "What was most helpful was the legalities of medical billing. I knew a little about the legal issues, but I definitely learned more about the fines and penalties that billers are subject to....The instructor was awesome. Any time I had questions they were answered within a couple of days. The class was great. I have already signed up for Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology. I know I will enjoy these classes to." -- Kathy S.
  • "What was most helpful was the explanation of what is expected of a medical biller. Overviews of medicare and other health insurance programs." -- Lisa M.
  • "The instructor was great and always got immediate responses to my questions." -- Lydia M.
  • "I feel the instructor has been extremely knowledgable, and has responded in a timely manner with questions, assignments and exams." -- Traci J.
  • "Everything about this course was helpful in that it has opened my eyes to the insurance world and how much is being wasted on mistakes and the differnt kind of insurances. Now I read everything and can ask questions." -- Linda H.
  • "The overall content of this course and the way organized was good and helpful." -- Navneet N.
  • "I found the course overall helpful. This course offered alot of information....This class worked for me. Being the first time of taking an online class I myself had no major issues." -- Melinda B.
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