Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jan 19, 2022  
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABED 069 Communication Skills Medical Assisting Applications III

3 credits
This course is exclusively for students who are enrolled in the third term of the I-BEST Medical Assisting, Office Administration certificate program. It addresses specific vocabulary and language skills covered in the third term technical courses (MEDA 136 and MEDA 211).

Prerequisites: ABED 068  

Corequisites: MEDA 136  and BIOL& 175   

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Pronounce, spell, and use correctly specialized vocabulary relating to insurance terminology, terms, phrases and abbreviations
  • Explain the meaning of codes found in the CPT book and HCPCS manual
  • Read sample charts and match procedures to the correct code
  • Complete claim forms for a variety of providers using a medical insurance billing software
  • Demonstrate how to obtain managed care referrals and pre-certification approvals for patients

Total Hours: 30 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 30