Alphatech School

Medical billing information (MBI)

MCI 110                    30 clock hours
    Clinical:
An advanced course designed for students admitted to the program, includes the medical assisting principles and procedures specifically related to the clinical area, such as vital signs, administration of medications, venipuncture, medical and surgical asepsis, assisting with examinations and treatments, lectrocardiography, routine diagnostic laboratory tests, and medical emergencies.


MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT PROCEDURES:                           
    MCI 120                        30 Clock hours

    Administrative:
Serves as the foundation course for the Medical Assistant and Medical Receptionist and Medical Insurance Specialist programs. This course presents the administrative and office skills needed for understanding the significance of membership in a service profession. Topics included are personal qualifications,
employability skills, ethical/legal responsibilities, receptionist duties, scheduling appointments, telephone techniques, filing, maintaining patient records, billing and collecting fees, bookkeeping, and computer
    applications.

MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS:       
MCI 140                            30 clock hours

Lecture and laboratory experiences will introduce the learner to microcomputer applications unique to the medical office. Applications will include the following computerized tasks: establishing information files, appointments, patient account information, accounts receivable, aging accounts, insurance billing, recall notice, and production reports.

BASIC X-RAY TECHNICQUES:
    MCI 145                        30 clock hours
Designed for medical assistants and other health care workers who assist with radiographic procedures in ambulatory care facilities. This lecture/lab course focuses upon the basic components of radiation protection, radiation safety, basic radiologic positioning, fundamental procedures, equipment, special  studies, darkroom procedure as well as film processing.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I   
MCI 201    Lec                        40 clock hours
This course will introduce students to basic medical terminology through an orientation to root words, prefixes and suffixes on a system-by system basis.  Students will develop the ability to identify and analyze terminology used in health care literature.
Prerequisite:  None

Medical Terminology II
        MCI 202        Lec                40 clock hours
In this class students will learn the importance of correct spelling and pronunciation of medical terms.  Students will acquire entry-level skills in the interpretation of medical terminology.   Prerequisites:  Medical Terminology I



MEDICAL FINANCES & INSURANCE   
MCI 203      Lec                    40 clock hours
This course is an overview of the billing practices found in medical offices and students will use these practices as a focus for learning.  Students will be introduced to appropriate insurance and billing terminology and tasks that are the responsibility of the medical insurance specialist. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of the various private and public medical and disability insurance as well as the various reference materials available.  Emphasis will be on professional responsibility and accuracy.  Prerequisite: MBI 202

PHYSICIAN BILLING:
        MCI 204    Lec                40 clock hours
This course provides an introduction to the application of the computer in physician billing for health care carriers such as: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HMO’s, Medicare, Commercial, Worker’s Compensation, Disability, and the Federal Employees’ Program.  Students will use a current physician software package designed to promote proficiency in the creation of test cases in billing.  The course provides a unique hands-on approach in which students will learn all formats and techniques in claims processing and generating patient billing statements.  Prerequisite: MBI 202

HOSPITAL BILLING:   
    MCI 205    Lec                40 clock hours
This course provides an introduction to the application of the computer in facility claims processing.  Students will use a current hospital software package designed to promote proficiency in the creation of test cases in billing.  The course provides unique hands-on approach in which students will learn all formats and techniques necessary in claims processing for hospitals, nursing homes, free standing facilities, and rehabilitation centers.   Prerequisite: MBI 202

Medical Diagnostic & Procedural Coding
        MCI 206        Lec                40 Clock hours
This course provides an overview of medical coding for diagnoses and procedural service.  Students will be introduced to the various resources and references utilized for coding issues, including the International Classification of Diseases, 9th  Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9, CM), and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).  Students will also learn the importance of appropriate linkage of diagnostic codes to procedure codes, supporting medical documentation, use of modifiers and global packages.  Prerequisites:  MBI 204





Claim Review Management
        MCI 207        Lec                40 Clock hours
This course provides an in-depth study of health claims examining/review, procedural coding (appropriate use of bundling) and reimbursement.  Students will be introduced to medical billing concepts pertaining to various physician medical specialties and allied health professions including anesthesia, radiology, laboratory, and durable medical equipment.  Prerequisites: MBI 204

Uniform billing
        MCI 210        Lec                30 clock hours
This course was designed to enable students working with form locators, acute care facility, internal network of a hospital, exploring covered services and rates, coding and reimbursement system.  Prerequisites:  MBI 206

Patient Accounting Medisoft Software
        MCI 212        Lec                40 Clock hours
This course was designed to acknowledge students with Medisoft software as a patient accounting medical billing software.  Students will be able to install and working with the program and its components. Student will learn the understanding the program, setting up the practice, patient setup, transaction entry, claim management, statement and reports, Medisoft report designer, and office hours patient appointment schedule. 
Prerequisites:  Claim Review Management