|COURSE CODE & TITLE||MIB 17 Medical Insurance Billing|
|COURSE DURATION||90 hours|
|COURSE AVAILABILITY||Thrice a year – Weekend/Evening*|
|MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION||English|
|PREREQUISITES (General)||Graduate degree or higher diploma in Health care field/life sciences
OR Graduate degree or higher diploma in any other field with 3 years of experience in the insurance field or hospital setting subject to passing the medical terminology eligibility test conducted by the university
|AWARD||9 CE UNITS|
Students receive instruction in medical office insurance billing procedures, including patient financial records, computerized billing, CPT-4 and ICD-10 coding, collection procedures, identifying and billing various insurance plans (group, PPO, HMO, IPA, federal, state and workers’ compensation)
COURSE OUTCOMES: At the end of this course participant should be able to
- Identify the role and responsibilities of the Medical Insurance Billing professional.
- Use correct insurance terminology and demonstrate positive verbal communication and active listening skills, including obtaining clarification of information and directions.
- Identify sections and guidelines in the CPT Coding book.
- Identify sections and guidelines of the ICD – 10 Coding book..
- Demonstrate completion of a claim form using proper codes for various insurance types.
- Differentiate between the various types of insurance, including private, Medicare, Worker’s Compensation, HMO, group insurance plans and disability, and cite the codes specific to each type of insurance.
- Describe the various formats and the information listed in the Explanation of Benefits.
- Describe the process for billing a secondary insurance.
- Demonstrate the correct procedures for entering data into a medical software program, creating reports and claim forms, without breaching patient confidentiality.
- Describe career opportunities for medical insurance billing professionals and demonstrate job search and retention skills.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE COURSE
This course is designed to prepare students for employment in a medical insurance billing or other medical-clerical position in a doctor’s office or clinic, or to start their own company-based billing service. For those students wishing to further their education in the medical field, this program provides a firm foundation.
|Orientation||CPT – 4 Coding|
|Communication Skills and Insurance
|ICD – 10 Coding|
|Claim Forms and Insurance Plans||Explanation of Benefits|
|Secondary Insurance and Collections||Types of Insurance|
|Job Search and Retention||Computer Applications|
- Lectures & Lab
- Course work
- Instructor led discussions
- Worksite learning
VENUE OF STUDY
- Information & Learning Center, Gulf Medical University
- Thumbay Hospital, Ajman
ASSESSMENT: Continous and end of the course evaluation
For academic advising and planning of their study schedule applicants are requested to contact: The Academic Coordinator, Office of the Director, Center for Continuing Education & Community Outreach, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, UAE.
Continuing Education Units:
The course has been accredited for nine continuing education (CE) units awarded by the University. Although these CE units cannot be transferred to satisfy credit requirements in any diploma or degree level courses in which the candidates may enroll at a future date, they could be counted in advancement of career by the relevant institutions.
*According to existing demand