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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 22, 2018
Catalog 2017-2018

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 MEDA 211  

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
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 Lecture Hours: 30