anyone who has no experience in this field take this course?
A: Of course! This course is taught at a level so that individuals
who work in the field as well as those who have no work experience benefit from
completing modules. Those with no work experience receive the basic knowledge
needed to begin a career in the health care insurance field. It will be
important to undergo additional training on the job to learn the specifics
about the third party payer contracts with which your organization (e.g.,
physician's office) must comply. Training can be obtained by attending third
party payer education sessions (usually free).
someone takes this course would it get them in the door for a job in Medical
A: This course provides entry-level knowledge a new professional
needs to gain entry into the health care insurance field. Whether seeking
employment with a health care organization (e.g., physician's office) or third
party payer (e.g., health insurance company), individuals must be prepared to
undergo additional training required of employers to learn policies and
procedures related to health insurance processing at that organization. Some
organizations will also require employees to undergo formal education training
with an accredited school.
Q: If I
were to learn billing and coding through this path, would I learn enough that I
could become certified?
A: Once you've achieved employment in the health care insurance
field and undergone additional training related to third party payer claims
processing, you would be eligible for certification as a Certified Medical
Reimbursement Specialist (CMRA), sponsored by the American Medical Billing
Association (AMBA) and/or the Healthcare Reimbursement Specialist (HRS),
sponsored by the National Electronic Billers Alliance (NEBA) and endorsed by
the Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals (ACAP). Achieving certification
as a coding specialist can be accomplished only after meeting criteria required
by the professional associations that sponsor those exams. The American Health
Information Management Association (AHIMA) sponsors the Certified Coding
Specialist (CCS) exams, and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
sponsors the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exams. Module 1 of the online
Understanding Health Insurance course details certification paths.
purchased do I get all of the 17 modules at once?
A: Yes, and you can work through each module at your own pace as
long as you complete all of them within the 20-week access time. Modules 1-4
teach general health insurance processing concepts, and so you can move through
those modules more rapidly as compared with subsequent modules. Each modules
contains explanations of concepts and self-assessments so you can determine if
you have mastered the content. Modules that teach insurance processing concepts
also allow you to complete the CMS-1500 claim online and receive immediate
feedback as to accuracy of completion.
does the access to my online course end?
A: Your access
to the course lasts 20 weeks and begins the day that you first purchase or add
the course to your account.
will this online course help me in my career as an insurance specialist?
A: All health
care facilities and physician offices submit insurance claims to receive
reimbursement for providing health care services to patients. As a result,
there is a great need for qualified individuals to process claims to ensure the
maximum reimbursement, which contributes to the success of the facility or
is the difference between Check Your Understanding Questions,
Practice Quizzes and Exams?
A: Check Your
Understanding questions are presented immediately after the material is covered
in the content. These are ungraded and you have the choice to see immediately
whether you selected the correct answer to a question Practice Quizzes are
presented in the Practice section by module. The Practice Section
includes Quizzes (including HCFA Quizzes in some modules) and games. These
questions and games allow you to see immediately whether you selected the
correct answer and the quiz grades are reported in the eGradebook. The Exam is
similar to a real test. You answer all the questions first and get your grade
at the end of the exam. This grade will also be reported in the eGradebook.
Q: If I
score poorly on a test, may I take it again?
A: You may
retake the quizzes and tests as many times as necessary within your access time
of 20 weeks but only the last five scores will be recorded in the eGradebook.
do I contact to learn about other delmarlearning.com online courses?
A. A complete
description of all online courses available from Delmar Cengage Learning are
listed on delmarlearning.com (click Browse Catalog and then
eCourses). These products include continuing education (CE)
courses, certification preparation and licensing reviews, supplemental online
components and complete online courses.
Q: Whom do
I contact about technical problems with this online course or the
delmarlearning.com web site?
A: For complete
technical support call our Technical Support Department at 1-800-477-3692
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Q: Can I
print a test?
A: You will be
able to print the last test taken from your eGradebook. The Test Detail Report
will provide you with details on each question within a module, including
whether you were correct or incorrect.
Q: How is
my test graded?
A: Once you
submit an answer to each question, the computer compares it to a list of
correct answers. At the end of the test, the computer calculates your total
score and reveals it to you. Each question is weighted equally to total 100%.
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