MEDICAL BILLING: ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM is a course that has been developed for trainees who discover it hard to go to the traditional physical college school. For over 25 years this trainer has only used these courses on college campuses. The instructor chose to use an online variation of the classroom curriculum and it was so well received that all however 2 campuses now use 100% of Kris G. Patterson’s classes as live online courses. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A comprehensive research study of medical insurance billing, introduction to CPT( R), ICD & HCPCS coding and collection strategies. Treatments and documentation involving numerous insurance providers consisting of, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, California Employees’ Payment System and Managed Care plans for inpatient and outpatient claims. Privacy rules and policies involving patient confidential information governed by HIPAA. Set-up a mock medical practice utilizing web-based software application to enter brand-new practice details, brand-new patient demographic and insurance coverage info, patient billing, electronic and paper claims processing.