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Advanced Dental Insurance Billing COMP 0985

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Dental office experience, completion of a Dental Receptionist or Dental Assisting program or currently enrolled in COMP 0885.

Credits

0.0

Domestic fees

$396.54 - $404.81 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 0985 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 28760

Duration

Sun Jun 23 - Sun Jul 21 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 28760
  • Domestic fees $396.54
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 23 - Jul 21 Sun 11:00 - 17:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 400
Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$396.54

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca 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 July 7.
Status

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Sun May 19, 2024 at 4:45 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 0985 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 32370

Duration

Sun Nov 17 - Sun Dec 15 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 32370
  • Domestic fees $404.81
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 17 - Dec 15 Sun 11:00 - 17:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 400
Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$404.81

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca 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. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. Late registration is not permitted. BCIT Computing is primarily a Microsoft Windows environment. Students must provide their own current model Windows-compatible PC. i5 or higher equivalent processor, with 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. Highspeed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Mac users must have the ability to manage and support their iOS computer. They may need to create a virtual Windows environment using Parallels or VMWare Fusion. COMP instructors may not be able to assist Mac users with software compatibility issues. BCIT does not provide access to Parallels or support for students to use a Mac to run Windows. No class December 1.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 22, 2024 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

Advanced Dental Insurance Billing (COMP 0985) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Dental Office Receptionist
    Statement of Completion Part-time

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