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Northwest Career College School Catalog - 2018

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MBC102 – Introduction

MBC102 – Introduction to Diagnostic Coding (80 Clock Hours / 8.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course addresses the basics of diagnostic coding. It also introduces and provides the proper recording guidelines for the ICD-10 diagnostic coding system. The course also provides an introduction to billing terminology, medical terminology, and the basic word structure of common terms used in the healthcare industry. MBC103 – Introduction to Procedural Coding (80 Clock Hours / 8.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course addresses the basics of procedural coding, including CPT and HCPCS. It then goes into specific detail regarding coding of E/M services, anesthesia, and general surgery procedures. Finally, the course continues with musculoskeletal, integumentary, and respiratory terminology. MBC104 – Private Insurance Plans and Managed Care (80 Clock Hours / 8.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course explains the basics of Private Insurance and Managed Care Plans. It then goes into specific detail regarding coding of integumentary, musculoskeletal, and respiratory procedures. Finally, the course continues with digestive, cardiovascular, hematologic, and immune system terminology. MBC105 – Medicare and Medicaid (80 Clock Hours / 8.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course explains the basics of Medicare and Medicaid programs including plan types within the programs, eligibility requirements, verification protocol, payment methods commonly used by state and federal programs, reimbursement fundamentals, and procedures for claim submission to these programs. It then goes into specific detail regarding coding of digestive, cardiovascular, hemic, and lymphatic procedures. Finally, the course continues with genitourinary, reproductive, nervous, and endocrine terminology. MBC106 – Military Carriers, Worker’s Comp, and Disability Insurance (80 Clock Hours / 8.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course explains the basics of the TRICARE and Veterans’ insurance programs. Additionally, the course discusses Workers’ Compensation and disability programs. It then goes into specific detail regarding coding of endocrine, nervous, urinary, and reproductive procedures. Finally, the course continues with behavioral, eye, ear, and cranial terminology. MBC107 - Hospital Billing (80 Clock Hours / 8.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course explains the basics of inpatient and outpatient hospital billing. Additionally, the course provides an introduction to medical documentation in electronic health records. It then goes into specific detail regarding coding of ocular, auditory, radiology, pathology, and medicine procedures. Northwest Career College, Effective – 03/26/2018 63

MBC111 – Medical Billing Internship (60 Clock Hours / 2.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The internship provides students with real world insurance exercises to prepare them for their upcoming externships. Each intern will complete workbook assignments that consist of submitting insurance claims to various providers and troubleshooting billing problems within a commercial billing software system. Their performance will be graded by a third-party provider of billing services so students can get feedback regarding the job functions they will perform on externship. MOS101 – Microsoft Office Fundamentals (40 Clock Hours / 4.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Microsoft Office products. Students will learn and perform basic techniques in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This course is delivered via distance education. Computer and Internet Access are required to complete this course. MBC201 – Medical Billing Externship (180 Clock Hours / 6.0 Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: MBC101, MBC102, MBC103, MBC104, MBC105, MBC106, MBC107, MOS101, and MBC111 - Description: The externship is designed students the opportunity to work on patient claim forms and submit them for payment, investigate rejections and secure pre-authorizations. Each extern will work in one or more medical facilities or medical billing facilities during their externship. 64 Northwest Career College, Effective – 03/26/2018

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