Medical Insurance and Coding is an introduction to medical insurance and diagnostic and procedural coding. The course is designed to furnish the medical assisting student with the basic knowledge of the types of medical insurance, diagnosis related groups, alternative delivery systems, resourced based relative value scales, and diagnostic and procedural coding.
In accordance with the American Association of Medical Assistant’s (AAMA) established Entry-Level Competencies for the Medical Assistant, upon completion of AHS2090, the medical assisting student will be able to perform the following competencies: analyze and employ current third party guidelines for reimbursement; implement current procedural terminology and ICD-9 coding; distinguish among the various types of health insurance; process medical insurance claims; abstract from medical records; recognize the alternate healthcare delivery systems; process patient billing and collections; and define legal issues affecting insurance claims and medical records.
This course is designed to furnish the student with the beginning competencies in the above stated areas. Terminal performance outcomes, tests, and assignments are employed to evaluate the student’s knowledge of these competencies.