Medical Billing and Coding Awareness Training

Medical Billing and Coding Awareness Training

Course Overview

This medical billing and coding training awareness course is an overview of the medical billing and coding regulations and is generally taken by medical assistants and other allied healthcare workers who have previously completed a medical billing and coding training or course. This medical billing and coding training awareness course is intended to keep students/healthcare employees aware of billing and coding use and its function in a healthcare setting.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 3 administrative/general CEUs. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the course content or the course provider.

Author Information

Brian Dickens – MBA, PHD, NATIONALLY REGISTERED CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (NRCMA)
Medical Program Director
Dr. Brian Dickens is a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) and subject matter expert in the medical assisting and allied health fields.

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Disclosure statement: Dr. Brian Dickens reports having no financial or advisory relationship with any corporate, medical, or political organization doing work related to this educational activity or other business activity.

Approval Number:

137987

Intended Audience

This medical billing and coding training awareness course is intended to keep students/healthcare employees aware of billing and coding use and its function in a healthcare setting. It is developed for front-line healthcare personnel who work with billing and coding programs in any area of allied healthcare. Examples of covered workers include those who work in or are:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Allied health schools
  • Students
  • Solo and group practices

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education medical billing and coding course, the medical assistants and other allied healthcare workers will be able to explain the importance of medical billing and coding as well as:

  • Describe the history and need for a medical biller and coder
  • Understand how medical practices and hospitals charge insurance carriers and patients
  • Describe the coding needed for submission to an insurance carrier or program
  • Explain the difference in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
  • Identify categories of ICD-10
  • Explain the items needed for a HCFA claim form

Course outline

  • 1. History of medical billing and coding
  • 2. What is the job of a medical biller and coder
  • 3. Medical billing and coding job descriptions
  • 4. Legal guidelines of medical billing and coding
  • 5. Health insurance
  • 6. Medical documentation
  • 7. Medical terminology
  • 8. Current procedural terminology (CPT)
  • 9. International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical
    Modification: ICD-10-CM
  • 10. Locating a code in the ICD-10-CM
  • 11. Fee schedule
  • 12. Medicare’s Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) Payment Schedule
  • 13. HCFA form
  • 14. References
  • 15. Test

Disclaimer:

This is a summary of essential elements of the Medical Billing and Coding and is not a comprehensive guide to Medical Billing and Coding compliance. Regulation by those that perform Medical Billing and Coding are obligated to comply with all of its requirements of the employer and should not refer to this program as a guide of legal information or advice.
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