Medical Billing and Reimbursement (3)
Prerequisite: CGS 1100
This course serves as an introduction to health insurance claims processing, carrier requirements, and applicable state and federal regulations. It acquaints students with the billing procedures used in physician offices, hospital and ambulatory surgery services. Emphasis is on electronic billing, managed care systems, worker's compensation, Medicare, Medicaid, third-party payers, ethics and confidentiality. The students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a laboratory setting utilizing billing software.