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OFFC 1007 - Medical Billing Practices

Office Skills Training Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

In this course students explore the Wolf billing software system, including data entry for both manual and computer billing to the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia for visits, supplementary items and diagnostic procedures carried out in a medical office, a hospital, or home. Accurate processing of claims and forms related to alternate billing such as WorkSafe BC, ICBC, Reciprocal, Private, and computerized receipts will be highlighted. Emphasis is placed on the Preamble, Fee & Diagnostic Code Schedule from MSP of BC. Students will create a computerized medical clinic, register new doctors, patients, and newborns, as well as generate an electronic appointment schedule with appointment codes. Students will generate and print the required computer reports through to completion of accurate billing records.

Prerequisite(s)

OFFC 1060, plus working knowledge of Microsoft Word and a minimum typing speed of 35wpm.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$413.19

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 62805

Wed Apr 11 - Wed Jun 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 103

Instructor

Raquel Reyes

Course Outline

Cost

$413.19

Notes

  1. ***OFFC 1060 must be completed before registration to OFFC 1007. ***Minimum typing speed of 35wpm required for this class. ***Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. ***If this section is full, you can SUBSCRIBE to be notified if another section gets scheduled.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of confidentiality when performing medical billing.
  • Identify types of alternate billing and collection procedures.
  • Navigate the Medical Services Plan website to locate information on eligibility, services covered, services not covered, fee codes and diagnostic codes.
  • Use the Preamble and Fee Schedule when billing Medical Services Plan.
  • Discuss and follow the steps of submission using Teleplan.
  • Explain the rules and importance of dealing with billing rejections.
  • Demonstrate use of the Medical Services Plan manual and computerized medical billing including:
    • Patient registration.
    • Basic MSP billing using MSP fee items (billing codes) and diagnostic codes.
    • WorkSafe BC (Workers' Compensation Board) billing.
    • ICBC billing.
    • Reciprocal (Out of Province) billing.
    • Private billing.
    • Interpretation of Explanatory codes when dealing with billing rejections.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and attention to generate a variety of posted medical billing reports.
  • Apply problem solving skills to find and edit medical billing errors.
  • Register new doctors to an existing clinic.
    • Assign new appointment codes.
    • Set up an electronic appointment schedule.
    • Schedule patients into computerized day sheets.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

OFFC 1007 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Medical Office Assistant
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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