Medical Billing Procedures - Online+Classroom Course
Free Information Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
COCC Chandler Building
1027 NW Trenton Ave, Bend OR 97701
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Course begins April 30, 2013 - Registration /Refund Deadline is April 22, 2013
Understanding medical billing procedures for physician and outpatient services is an excellent skill set to develop if your goal is to work in an administrative position in the health care industry. This course is designed for those wishing to enter the health care field or who already work in health care who wish to expand their current function. Due to the diversity of stakeholders involved, maintaining a healthy cash-flow in a health care facility is challenging. The health care practitioner, facility, patient, and third-party payer all have distinct needs and perspectives that must be considered. The range of topics covered in this course includes:
Standard forms used by offices and insurance companies
Introduction to coding for reimbursement
Introduction to CPT/HCPCS and ICD-9 terminology and coding process
Compliant billing practices
How fees and insurance reimbursements are calculated
How to appeal when errors occur in reimbursement
Preparing patient statements
Maintaining accounts receivable
Medical legal issues
The objective of this noncredit course is to provide a foundational knowledge of medical billing procedures. It is not intended to prepare for professional certifications. See COCC's Health Information Technology Program for information on becoming certified.
Course Delivery, Dates & Details
Classroom Sessions: Tuesday & Thursday evenings, April 30 through June 6, 2013 from 6:00-9:00pm
COCC Chandler Building, 1027 NW Trenton Ave, Bend OR 97701
Online Sessions will be prerecorded and flexible to attend at times convenient for students. Students are required to complete an online orientation and computer system check prior first online session on Tuesday, April 30. Information will be sent to registered students after the January 25 registration deadline to complete this. Adequate internet connection (cable or DSL recommended) is required.
Time Commitment: The course delivery is a combination of evening classroom sessions (twice weekly), online sessions and outside study; allow at least 10-14 hours total weekly.
Computer Skills: Course includes a hands-on computer component requiring students to load, access and use software designed to simulate systems used in ambulatory clinics and facilities. You should be proficient usings a personal computer. This will be covered in more detail at the first session.
Cost: Course fee is $475 plus the cost of the textbook. Preregistration and full payment is required by April 22, 2013.
Required textbook: There will be a required textbook for this course. This information will be provided at the April 9 Information Meeting and the COCC Bookstore will carry the required textbook. Please budget an estimate of $125 for the textbook.
Registration: Register Online Now or call 541-383-7270 to register by phone.
About Your Instructor: Wendy Leer
Wendy has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years in both administrative and clinical roles. She has been teaching courses at COCC for the past 16 years in Community Learning, Allied Health, Health Information Technology and Medical Assisting. Wendy is interested in all aspects of health and wellness and has experience in both western and alternative care settings. Currently she splits her time between consulting and furthering her education. She is currently enrolled in a graduate program focusing on technology in education. Wendy has a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration, a Diploma in Holistic Health Practice and a certificate in Nutritional Therapy.