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Medical Billing Specialist (MBS)

MBS 100  (2 credit hours)  
Introduction to the Health Care Field  

This course is designed to acquaint/teach the student with legal issues and ethical concerns as they apply to the patients' medical records. *Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA in A & P to continue in the program

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MBS 110  (6 credit hours)  
Medical Insurance and Claims Processing  

Provides an in-depth knowledge of the various insurance programs, including rules, regulations and guidelines, and follow-up for Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial Insurance, and managed care (HMO), and complete insurance forms manually for reimbursement. Lecture: 6 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ((AHS 109 or BIO 130 or 135 or (BIO 137 and BIO 139) and (AHS 115 or CLA 131 or OST 103) and Computer Literacy and MBS 100) with a grade of C or better) or consent.
Co-requisite: MBS 120.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MBS 120  (8 credit hours)  
Coding for Reimbursement  

Prepares the student to code for optimum reimbursement using the ICD, CPT, and HCPCS codes for patient diagnoses and procedures.

Pre-requisite: ((AHS 109 or BIO 130 or 135 or (BIO 137 and BIO 139) and (AHS 115 or CLA 131 or OST 103) and Computer Literacy and MBS 100) with a grade of C or better) or consent.
Co-requisite: MBS 110.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MBS 199  (1-8 credit hours)  
Internship  

Applies practical knowledge to the outpatient healthcare setting. The student will be assigned a healthcare preceptor at the affiliate site. *This course may be taken for 1-8 credits.

Pre-requisite: (MBS 110 and MBS 120) or Consent
Attributes: Technical
Components: PCM: Practicum