MED 115 - Introduction to Medical Insurance and Coding

3 credits (PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: HSC 105)

This 45-hour course will introduce students to insurance terminology, types of insurance, and the eligibility and benefit structure of the insurance plan. The student will then utilize this knowledge to analyze and calculate patient medical insurance benefits for a variety of insurance types. In addition, this course will introduce the student to International Classification of Disease, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and Current Procedural Terminology 4th Revision, (CPT®-4). Students will also gain an appreciation of the relationship between coding and financial reimbursement. Topics discussed include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Medicare compliance issues, billing forms and applications. (F, Sp, Su)