Health Insurance I


 Self Paced Self Paced    

Health Insurance I, Self Paced

41 hours |  Entry Level | Included eBook |  Leads to Certification

Purpose

Preparation for Certification Exam

Description

The Health Insurance I course is one of five courses comprising the Patient Access Specialist certification program. Students will be introduced to the world of health insurance. The course will review employment opportunities that involve patient access and billing. Students will gain an understanding of basic health insurance information, including an overview of health care reform. In addition, the course will introduce students to the concepts involved in working with managed care contracts as well as the basics of diagnostic and procedural coding.

Audience

Individuals who are new to health care but want to work in a hospital setting.

Objectives
  • Describe the employment skills and requirements in the patient access career field
  • Explain the history and types of health insurance available in the United States
  • Identify types of managed care contracts and their purposes
  • Describe the purpose and guidelines of diagnostic coding and how it affects the billing process
  • Describe the purpose and guidelines of procedural coding and its importance in the billing cycle

Instructor Led Instructor Led

Health Insurance I, Instructor Led

25 hours |  Entry Level | eBook Available |  Leads to Certification

Purpose

Preparation for Certification Exam

Description

The Health Insurance I course is one of five courses comprising the Patient Access Specialist certification program. Students will be introduced to the world of health insurance. The course will review employment opportunities that involve patient access and billing. Students will gain an understanding of basic health insurance information, including an overview of health care reform. In addition, the course will introduce students to the concepts involved in working with managed care contracts as well as the basics of diagnostic and procedural coding.

Audience

Individuals who are new to health care but want to work in a hospital setting.

Objectives
  • Describe the employment skills and requirements in the patient access career field
  • Explain the history and types of health insurance available in the United States
  • Identify types of managed care contracts and their purposes
  • Describe the purpose and guidelines of diagnostic coding and how it affects the billing process
  • Describe the purpose and guidelines of procedural coding and its importance in the billing cycle