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Medical Insurance Billing Program

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If you are looking for another career or supplementary income, our Certificate Program in Medical Insurance Billing can make you a valued professional in the fast-growing healthcare field.

Certificate Program includes:

  • Introduction to Medical Insurance Billing
  • Medical Insurance Billing, Part II
  • CPT, ICD9, ICD10 & HCPCS Coding
  • Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury
  • Computerized Medical Insurance Billing (A Home Study Course)

A materials fee of $225 for all textbooks, workbooks, and tutorial software is NOT included in the registration fee. Material fees are payable directly to the instructor. Instructions will be included in the online orientation, which you will receive following registration.

Introduction to Medical Insurance Billing

One of the physicians’ most valued employees is the one who does the insurance billing. Learn medical billing techniques and how to follow up and collect on billed claims. You will learn:

  • How to bill Medicare, Medicaid (MediCal in California), TRICARE and CHAMPVA
  • Updated information on the new Medicare contractor, Noridian Healthcare Solutions
  • Learn how to keep current on changes on rules and regulation of government plans
  • How to read an Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

Medical Insurance Billing, Part II

For those students who have completed the intro course or those who are already Billers and want to further their knowledge in medical billing. You will learn:

  • The difference between PPO’s, HMO’s, IPA’s and other managed care issues
  • The ins and outs of contracting with managed care plans
  • HCPCS Level II coding – when to use these codes
  • Analyze and solve difficult billing problems, denial management
  • HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
  • Open discussions on various issues of concern to medical billers

CPT, ICD9, ICD10 & HCPCS Coding                                     

In this course the student will learn the difference between CPT, ICD9, ICD10 and HCPCS codes and when to use them for billing claims:  

  • Indicating the appropriate diagnosis codes
  • Code the primary reason for the visit each time a patient is seen
  • Appropriate procedure codes for insurance companies
  • Learn billing for supplies, material, injections and dental claims

Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury

Learn how to bill California Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury cases. Some of the areas this workshop will cover are:

  • Overview California’s Workers’ Compensation
  • Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Liens
  • Learn tips for screening patients up-front
  • Maximizing reimbursement
  • Turning objection letters into payments
  • Negotiating with attorneys on lien cases
  • Automobile insurance carriers and personal injury
 

Computerized Medical Insurance Billing Orientation (A Home Study Course)

First, meet the instructor for a 15-minute orientation to receive course material and information on obtaining your username and password. (Windows 98 or above required) You’ll learn how to set up a medical practice using your own computer.

This course must be completed within 1 month. (Most students complete the course material within 6 to 8 hours).  You will have the assistance of an instructor via email.

In this hands-on course you will set-up the following:

  • Practice & Provider information
  • Practice superbill
  • Patient/Guarantor information
  • Insurance companies to be billed
  • Post charges, payments and adjustments
  • Print insurance claims, patient statements & management reports
  • Create database for electronic claim submission  
This class includes both live instruction in the virtual classroom, and modules to be completed outside of published class hours. You will receive a link to the mandatory online orientation, and more detail about how to access your class, in your confirmation email following registration.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Sat.  
  Weekly - Sun.  
  Weekly - Sat.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Extension@Home Location : 
  Extension@Home.

Instructor : Kris Patterson 

 

Notice

Please read:  This class includes both live instruction in the virtual classroom, and modules to be completed outside of published class hours. You will receive a link to the mandatory online orientation, and more detail about how to access your class, in your confirmation email following registration.

Due to the Stay-at-Home orders, the Extension office is closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please reach out via email to extension@cabrillo.edu.

Fee: 

$375.00

Materials Fee:

 $225.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/26/2020 - 9/26/2020 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Off Campus, Extension@Home  Map Kris Patterson 
9/27/2020 - 9/27/2020 Weekly -Sun 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM Off Campus, Extension@Home  Map Kris Patterson 
10/3/2020 - 10/3/2020 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Off Campus, Extension@Home  Map Kris Patterson 
10/10/2020 - 10/10/2020 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Off Campus, Extension@Home  Map Kris Patterson