Medical Insurance Billing Courses

Medical Insurance Billing Certificate Award

Course Schedule & Descriptions

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Course Schedule

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

Spring 2022

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
01/22/202201/22/202220857NBMB 115Medical Terminology1Sa 08:00–18:0001/18/2022$137T Royston
01/29/202202/19/202221091NBMB 111Insurance & Third Party Payers5Sa/Su08:00–13:3001/25/2022$333V Morgan
 NBMB 111 meets Saturday 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 & 2/19, & Sunday 2/6
03/05/202203/12/202221092NBMB 113Reg. Req.: HIPPA, Compl & Ethics2Sa08:00–13:3003/01/2022$137V Morgan
03/19/202203/26/202221093NBMB 116ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding3Sa/Su08:00–13:3003/15/2022$206V Morgan
 NBMB 116 meets Saturday 3/19 & 3/26 & Sunday 3/20 
04/02/202204/10/202221094NBMB 117CPT Procedure Coding3Sa/Su08:00–13:3003/29/2022$206V Morgan
 NBMB 117 meets Saturday 4/2 & 4/9 & Sunday 4/10 
04/23/202204/30/202221096NBMB 112Office & Ins. Problem Solving2Sa08:00–13:3004/19/2022$137V Morgan
05/07/202205/07/202221097NBMB 114In/Out Patient Facility Bill1Sa 08:00–13:3005/03/2022$90V Morgan
05/21/202205/21/202221329NBMB 118MIB Computer & Applied Techn.1Sa08:00–13:3005/17/2022$90V Morgan

Summer 2022

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
07/09/202207/30/202236928NBMB 111Insurance & Third Party Payers5Sa/Su 08:00–13:3007/05/2022$333V Morgan
08/06/202208/13/202236929NBMB 113Reg. Req.: HIPPA, Compl & Ethics2Sa08:00–13:3008/02/2022$137V Morgan

Fall 2022

Free Information Session Webinar: Monday, August 8, 6pm PT. Register via Eventbrite.

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
08/27/202209/10/202243150NBMB 115Medical Terminology2Sat08:00-13:3008/23/2022$137T Royston
  NBMB 115 no class on 9/3  
09/17/202209/24/202243149NBMB 116ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding3Sa/Su08:00–13:3009/13/2022$206V Morgan
  NBMB 116: class meets on Saturday 9/17 & 9/24 and Sunday 9/18  
10/01/202210/15/202243151NBMB 117CPT Procedure Coding3Sa 08:00–13:3009/27/2022$206V Morgan
10/22/202210/29/202243152NBMB 112Office & Ins. Problem Solving2Sa08:00–13:3010/18/2022$137V Morgan
11/05/202211/05/202243153NBMB 114In/Out Patient Facility Bill1Sa08:00–13:3011/01/2022$90V Morgan
  NBMB 114 will be available for enrollment in September 2022
11/12/202211/12/202243154NBMB 118MIB Computer & Applied Techn.1Sa 08:00–13:3011/08/2022$90V Morgan
  NBMB 118 will be available for enrollment in September 2022

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 06/28/2022

 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 UB04. Specialized billing requirements for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, 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. 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 116, NBMB 117, NBMB 118
Required: Fordney's Medical Insurance and Billing, Smith, 16th Edition
Required: Workbook for Fordney’s Medical Insurance and Billing, Smith, 16th Edition

NBMB 115
Required: Medical Terminology: A Short Course, Chabner, 9th Edition

NBMB 116
Required: ICD-10-CM 2022: The Complete Official Codebook, AMA

NBMB 117
Required: CPT 2022 Professional Edition, AMA

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



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