This hands-on course is designed for students who have strong English communication skills. Participants gain hands-on experience with advanced front desk billing procedures. There is a focus on: all dental fee guides, insurance company rules and regulations, working with dual insurance claim forms, preauthorizations', insurance and patient payment calculations. Exercises include how to effectively troubleshoot insurance payments and how to deal with treatment rejections. COMP 0985 may be taken simultaneously with COMP 0285 and COMP 0885. A BCIT Statement of Completion is issued upon success in all three of these courses. Some students may also be eligible for continuing dental education credits as per the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. Please Note: The utmost attention to detail and accuracy is required; the passing grade of this course is 70%. Upon successful completion students will be familiar with advanced dental office billing procedures.
- Dental office experience, completion of a Dental Receptionist or Dental Assisting program or currently enrolled in COMP 0885.
Below is one offering of COMP 0985 for the Winter 2023 term.
Sun Mar 05 - Sun Apr 02 (4 weeks)
- 4 weeks
- CRN 42940
Class meeting times
|Mar 05 - Apr 02||Sun||11:00 - 17:00||Downtown DTC Rm. 400|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Departmental approval needed
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __. ***COMP 0885 MUST be completed first or taken simultaneously with COMP 0285 and COMP 0985. Course is 24 hours on campus. ***CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Late registration is not permitted. No class on March 12.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain dual insurance policies.
- Work with updated Ministry and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Program insurance guidelines.
- Accurately calculate patient differences created by insurance policy maximums and limitations.
- Follow the most current dental insurance company's protocol and rules.
- Perform daily billing and advanced billing tasks in a dental office.
Effective as of Winter 2021
Advanced Dental Insurance Billing (COMP 0985) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Dental Office Receptionist
Statement of Completion Part-time
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