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COMP 0985 - Advanced Dental Insurance Billing

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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

Cost

$368.01

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 32370

Sun Nov 07 - Sun Dec 05 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 07 - Dec 05 Sun 11:00 - 17:00 DTC DTC Rm. 400

Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course Outline

Cost

$368.01

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@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 18 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 November 21.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 42940

Sun Mar 13 - Sun Apr 03 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 13 - Apr 03 Sun 11:00 - 17:00 DTC DTC Rm. 400

Instructor

Erin McCaffrey

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$368.01

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@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 18 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.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

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

COMP 0985 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Dental Office Receptionist
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

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