Recognize Different Facilities and Certification Options
Directions: Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
Part 1: For this writing assignment, please explain why the following course objectives are important for medical billers and coder to understand:
- Recognize different types of facilities that would employ allied health personnel and discuss options available for certification.
- Explain the history and impact of health insurance on health care reimbursement process and recognize various types of health insurance coverage.
- Identify the key elements of a managed care contract and identify the role HIPAA plays in the health care industry.
Part 2: Choose either the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and describe the certification process for at least two certifications within the organization that you choose. Please provide information on the following.
- Exam costs
- Areas of focus
- Test information