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AHEA 104 - Introduction to Billing and Coding

5 CR

Introduces Medical Billing & Coding procedures including insurance coverage, terminology, payment systems, legal and ethical issues, healthcare compliance, and collections, and common coding systems such as ICD and CPT.

Prerequisite(s): Placement by assessment into ENGL 101 , or completion of ENGL 92  or ENGL 93  with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100  and AHE 110 , with a C or better at BC; or permission of the Program Chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Define terminology, abbreviations, coding systems, and billing structures related to medical billing & coding. 
  • Define and apply concepts of ethical billing & coding practice. 
  • Use common billing & coding systems. 
  • Apply basic coding procedures to common billing situations. 
  • Apply communication strategies to interact with insurance companies, patients and providers. 

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