3 Credits, 3 Contacts

This course is designed to provide students information necessary to accurately complete insurance claims for facilities and physicians. Students will demonstrate their ability to apply diagnostic and procedural codes to various forms of insurance. Emphasis will be placed on the ethical responsibilities of the Insurance Claims Specialist. Students will apply their learning to both paper claims and electronic billing. Current issues related to medical insurance will be discussed. This course will prepare students to successfully pass the AHIMA CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Office) certification exam.

Prerequisite: ALH 111 Diagnostic Coding & ALH 210 Procedural Coding