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Fall 2018

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OFT150 - Intro to Health Insurance

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course will introduce students to the history of health insurance, the legal and ethical side of health insurance, and the types of health insurance. Topics will include the claims process, HIPPA, and reimbursement.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1.Explain the history of health insurance.
2.Discuss and identify HIPAA's primary objectives.
3.Explain the importance of proper medical ethics and medical etiquette.
4.Discuss the types and sources of health insurance.
5.Explain and apply the general guidelines for completing a CMS1500 form.
6.Research and create a presentation describing the types of health insurance.*

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. The Origins of Health Insurance
II. Careers as a Health Insurance Medical
III. The Legal and Ethical Side of Medical Insurance
IV. Types and Sources of Health Insurance
V. The "Universal" Claim Form: CMS-1500
VI. Understanding Medicaid
VII. Military Carriers
VIII. Worker's Compensation and Disability Insurance
IX. The Claims Process

Effective Term: Fall 2012