CURRICULAR GUIDE

Medical Insurance Billing
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 1013  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2004)

This curriculum will provide a basic knowledge of word building, use,
pronunciation, and spelling of medical terms. It will also introduce the student
to insurance billing, diagnostic and procedure coding for physician billing, and
comprehensive billing directions for commercial insurances and worker's
compensation. Students will also learn to record charges/payments/information,
schedule appointments, ICD-9 and CPT coding, produce claim forms and patient
statements, submit claims electronically, and build office databases.
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Nursing Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room
1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 11 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CHSE 120    Medical Terminology (See Note 1)                                 4
CHSE 123    Medical Insurance Billing I                                      3
CHSE 124    Medical Insurance Billing II                                     3
CHSE 125    Computers in Medical Office                                      1

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   11

1.    CHSE 120 and CHSE 123 may be taken concurrently with program advisor
2.    A minimum grade of 2.5 is required in all courses for successful
      completion of this certificate.
3.    Successful completion of CHSE 120, CHSE 123, and CHSE 124 may be applied
      toward the requirements of the Medical Administrative Assistant Associate
      in Business Degree (curriculum code 0185).

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III
CHSE 120          CHSE 123          CHSE 124
                                    CHSE 125