Healthcare Administration- Medical Billing & Coding
Healthcare Administration- Medical Billing & Coding
Academic Division of Professional Programs
The Quincy College Healthcare Administration Program is mainly designed for students who anticipate transferring to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The course of study is interdisciplinary and includes the college core curriculum and courses specific to administration and healthcare as well as general liberal arts. Within in this program students may choose the Medical Billing and Coding option.
Healthcare Administration- Medical Billing & Coding Courses
Introduction to Business
The role, growth, structure, and functional organization of modern business in the U.S. economy is explored. Comparative economic systems, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and the management, marketing, and financing of business organizations are covered. Opportunities in the business field are examined throughout the course. Students will be expected to complete outside research as a course requirement. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
This course is designed to introduce the fundamental process of developing, implementing, and maintaining a database system in order to produce management information. MS Access or other relational database programs will be used. Database programming is also included.
Writing for Professionals
Students develop writing techniques and conventions peculiar to magazine writing, advertising, business, technical writing, and editorializing. Ads, technical articles, reports, abstracts, manuals, and documentation will be practiced.
Health Care Delivery Systems
The course introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation, and current and future directions of the major components of the American health care delivery system. It examines the ways in which health care services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact health care public policy decisions, factors that determine the allocation of health care resources and the establishment of priorities, and the relationship pf health care costs to measurable benefits. The course enables students to access the role of organized efforts to influence health policy formulation, and the contributions of medical technology, delivery system. Additionally, this course provides an orientation to key health care statistical information.
This course provides a foundation for the understanding of medical terms, their abbreviations, basic anatomy and physiology as well as pathological conditions. It includes the study of prefixes and suffixes and root/stem words as well as medical technology terms with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, definitions and common usage. This course is similar to learning a foreign language and involves the memorization as well as the application of words/terms. The student will study and demonstrate proficiency in spelling, pronouncing, definition and application of medical terms.
Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding
This course will focus on the components of medical billing and coding regulations. Students will be taught how to use ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes. The students will learn the rules and regulations required to successfully code an encounter/ medical record. Prerequisites: HSC 140, and HSC 149, or be enrolled in HSC 140, and MBC 101.
Insurance Claims Procedures
This course will develop the skills necessary to complete insurance forms and solve common medical insurance problems through a series of courses that emphasize the knowledge of insurance terminology, diagnostics, procedural coding and records management. This course introduces specific insurance reimbursement policies and procedures and emphasizes procedures for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Prerequisites: HSC 140, HSC 149.
Medical Diagnostic and Procedural Coding
This course focuses on the specific coding guidelines for the 12 body systems and medicine. Medical record analysis will be emphasized in code assignments. Current health care policy and regulations will be followed to ensure accuracy for reimbursement purposes. All coding methods will be analyzed with the support of the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding books. This course will prepare students for the national certification exam with the American Academy of Professional Coders, AAPC. Prerequisites: HSC 140, HSC 149, & MBC 101.
This course will examine a number of value problems arising from the broader context of ethical systems and explore them within the context of medicine and health care. Among the ethical problems, particular considerations will be given to euthanasia, abortion, genetic research, and human experimentation. Issues of medicine and the public interest will also be discussed. Open to all students. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
An experience-based introduction to the concepts and skills in oral communication; listening, feedback, group discussions, speeches, self-disclosure and relational communication.