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State and Government Health Plans

Students will learn about state and government health plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, CHAMPVA, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability in this module. Students will learn to complete the CMS1500 Claim form under government program guidelines. The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) will be introduced. The Affordable Care Act as it relates to state and government programs will be discussed. Students will also learn anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. Medical terminology, pathophysiology and pharmacology related to this system will also be discussed. Anesthesia coding guidelines will be introduced. Students will learn the basic identification and method of code assignments, coding, and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic and or procedure codes using ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS manuals. Students will also become familiar with and improve their keyboarding skills. By the end of this module students should feel comfortable using coding manuals to locate and assign diagnostic and procedural codes relating to the respiratory system and the anesthesia section of the CPT manual.


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