Aug 15, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Medical Reimbursement Technology-AAS


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Associate of Applied Science Degree Program - 94 Quarter Credit Hours

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program - 98 Quarter Credit HoursOH

Not seeking to enroll students.

This program seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply coding classification systems for billing medical professional services to insurance companies, maintaining patient accounts and performing billing procedures for optimal claim reimbursement. Students will be trained to utilize medical office software programs to input patient insurance and registration data, manage health information files, schedule appointments and submit electronic claims forms. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of compliance with state and federal regulations and managed care policies. A high degree of accuracy and a working knowledge of medical terminology, diseases and treatments are important skills for this profession. Employment opportunities include physician’s offices, clinics, inpatient care facilities, medical billing management companies and insurance companies.

Program Objectives


Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Perform administrative aspects of health care providers’ business operations.
  2. Prepare accurate health claims for medical reimbursement.
  3. Manage accurate patient records complying with scope of legal and regulatory boundaries.
  4. Audit and interpret medical information for efficient reporting to appropriate agencies.
  5. Conduct self in ethical and professional manner while functioning as an integral member of the health care team.
  6. Prepare to take professional credentialing exam and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through professional development to ensure up-to-date knowledge.

64 Credit Hours


20 Credit Hours


General Education Elective Courses


One course (4 credits hours) must be selected from the listing below:

4 or 8 Credit Hours


6 Credit Hours


Program Specific Notes


OH

Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.

Ohio campus students are required to completed HUM 1500  and either SOC 1050  or SOC 2050  in order to meet the Ohio general education requirements for this program.

E Students who reside more than 60 miles from a campus offering this program of study must complete the elective course in place of the externship. Please refer to the Experiential Learning  section of this catalog for additional information.
Note:

Students are required to complete CD 1000  - Career Development to meet the graduation requirements of the program.

Program Length: The Medical Reimbursement Technology-AAS program is 96 weeks in length. Indiana campus program is 1,106 or 1,178 clock hours. Ohio campus program is 1,151 or 1,223 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Medical Reimbursement Technology-AAS program is offered in residential, distance learning, or blended instructional delivery formats.

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