Medical Insurance Billing Courses

Medical Insurance Billing Certificate Award

Course Schedule & Descriptions

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The term for a particular class is based on when the class ends, not when it begins. For example, a course beginning in April and ending in July is a summer class, and you will find it in the summer schedule. Please check the current term plus the next term to determine all of your schedule options.


Course Schedule

Major: Healthcare | Program: Medical Insurance Billing Certificate | * C = Class Cancelled *

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Spring 2020

01/11/202002/15/202023364NBMB 111Insurance & Third Party Payers5Sa 08:30–14:00EE 1301$333V Morgan
02/22/202002/29/202023366NBMB 115Medical Terminology2Sa 08:30–14:00EE 1301$137T Johnson
03/14/202003/21/202023368NBMB 113Reg. Req.: HIPPA, Compl & Ethics2Sa 08:30–14:00EE 1301$137V Morgan
03/28/202004/11/202023369NBMB 116ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding3Sa08:30–14:00EE 1301$206T Johnson
04/25/202005/09/202023370NBMB 117CPT Procedure Coding3Sa 08:30–14:00EE 1301$206T Johnson
05/30/202006/06/202030595NBMB 112Office & Ins. Problem Solving2Sa 08:30–14:00EE 1301$137V Morgan
06/13/202006/13/202030596NBMB 118MIB Computer & Applied Techn.1Sa 08:30–14:00EE 1301$90V Morgan
06/20/202006/20/202030597NBMB 114In/Out Patient Facility Bill1Sa 08:30–14:00EE 1301$90V Morgan
 (*EE 1301 - Executive Conference Room in Extended Education Admin Building)

Summer 2020

05/30/202006/06/202030595NBMB 112Office & Ins. Problem Solving2Sa 08:30–14:00EE1301 Executive Conference Rm.$137V Morgan
06/13/202006/13/202030596NBMB 118MIB Computer & Applied Techn.1Sa 08:30–14:00EE1301 Executive Conference Rm.$90V Morgan
06/20/202006/20/202030597NBMB 114In/Out Patient Facility Bill1Sa 08:30–14:00EE1301 Executive Conference Rm.$90V Morgan
07/18/202008/15/202031010NBMB 111Insurance & Third Party Payers5Sa 08:30–14:00EE 1209$333V Morgan

Fall 2020

Schedule coming soon...

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 02/11/2020

 Course Descriptions

NBMB 111 | Insurance and Third Party Payers

This course includes detailed reviews of Medicare, Medicaid, 3rd Party Insurance, Worker’s Compensation, Blue Cross and Managed Care. Emphasis includes providing payers with “clean claims” and techniques to employ to minimize claims denials.

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NBMB 112 | Office & Insurance Problem Solving

This course provides details concerning the Operations within a Medical Practice. This course will cover topics such as: Job Descriptions, Human Resources Office Operations, and Best Practices. Topics will also include follow-up procedures, collections and utilization of electronic media to improve cash flow and minimize errors.

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NBMB 113 | Regulatory Requirements – HIPAA, Compliance & Ethics

This course will focus on the Regulatory Requirements impacting the operation of the Healthcare/Physician Practice. Major topics include:
• Regulatory Agencies
• Fraud & Abuse
• False Claims Act
• Medical Necessity Denials
• Compliance programs for Physician Offices
• Compliance Programs for 3rd party billing companies
• Healthcare Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Ethics.

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NBMB 114 | Inpatient / Outpatient Facility Billing

This course will focus on entitles which bill for facility charges using the UB-92 . Specialized billing requirements for Hospital Inpatients, Outpatients, Therapies, and Home Health will be covered. Reimbursement systems such as Diagnostic-Related Groups (DRGs) and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS or APCs) will be reviewed.

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 NBMB 115 | Medical Terminology

Medical TerminologyNoncredit
Provides an overview of medical terminology including prefixes, suffixes, roots and combining forms. Students will learn about the various body systems as they relate to medical terminology. Also covered will be medical abbreviations and exercises on how to read medical reports. This course is a good foundation for anyone working in a medical environment. Students should bring the required textbook to class: Medical Terminology: A Short Course.

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NBMB 116 | ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding

Prerequisite: NBMB 115
This course will provide a basic understanding of Diagnosis Coding Principles. The basic steps in coding will be reviewed and students will be able to practice with actual coding exercises. Students should bring the required textbooks to class: ICD-10-CM Coding Book—latest edition & Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office with Student Workbook.

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NBMB 117 | CPT Procedure Coding

Prerequisite: NBMB 115 and 116
Students will develop a firm foundation for medical insurance billing with a thorough knowledge of CPT coding. This course is specifically designed and taught for people with little or no experience in the medical field. Begin with the basics and develop a clear and concise understanding of the procedure coding systems to help formulate an accurate insurance claim that will maximize reimbursement. Students should bring the required text to class: CPT-4 Coding Book—latest edition & Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office with Student Workbook.

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NBMB 118 | Medical Insurance Computer Billing and Applied Billing Techniques

Prerequisite: NBMB 115, 116, and 117
Learn the basics of using a computer in medical insurance billing. Learn how to build a patient information database, how to input patient and insurance information, and the ins and outs of electronic claims submissions that will produce third-party insurance claim forms and patient billing statements. A review of the information needed to set up a computerized medical insurance billing practice is included. Previous computer experience is not necessary. This course will also provide hands-on practice with the opportunity to simulate common activities in a “day in the life” of a Medical Office biller. Focus will include collecting data, charges and coding to create “clean” claims. Students should bring all required textbooks to class.

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 Books & Materials

Books and materials should be available in the University Bookstore and other retailers. Students will use the following textbooks for the entire program:

NBMB 111, NBMB 112, NBMB 113, NBMB 114, NBMB 118
Required: Insurance Handbook for Medical Office with Student Workbook, Fordney, 15th Edition

NBMB 115
Required: Medical Terminology: A Short Course, Chabner, 8th Edition

NBMB 116
Required: ICD-10-CM 2020: The Complete Official Codebook, AMA

NBMB 117
Required: CPT 2020 Professional Edition, AMA

Students should bring the required text(s) to each class.


 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process. When you're ready to register for courses, call 310-243-3741. If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH (

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