Academic Calender

Dental Assisting Program

10 Weeks - Harwood Heights, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 3rd - March 9th
Tues & Thur

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Spring 2023

Date

April 11th- June 15th
Tues & Thur

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Summer 2023

Date

July 11th - September 14th
Tues & Thur

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fall 2023

Date

October 10th - December 18th
Tues & Thur
*HMD No Classes November 24th and 25th

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Dental Assisting Program

10 Weeks - Homewood, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 9th - March 15th
Mon & Wed

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Spring 2023

Date

April 10th- June 14th
Mon & Wed

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Summer 2023

Date

July 10th - September 13th
Mon & Wed

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fall 2023

Date

October 9th - December 18th
Mon & Wed
*HMD No Classes November 24th and 25th

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Dental Assisting Program

10 Weeks - Rockford, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 9th - March 16th
Mon & Thurs

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

5:30 pm - 8:00pm

Spring 2023

Date

April 10th- June 15th
Mon & Thurs

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

5:30 pm - 8:00pm

Summer 2023

Date

July 10th - September 14th
Mon & Thurs

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

5:30 pm - 8:00pm

Fall 2023

Date

October 9th - December 14th
Mon & Thurs
*HMD No Classes November 24th and 25th

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

5:30 pm - 8:00pm

 Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Dental Assisting Program

10 Weeks - Mundelein, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 9th - March 15th
Mon & Wed

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Spring 2023

Date

April 10th- June 14th
Mon & Wed

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Summer 2023

Date

July 10th - September 13th
Mon & Wed

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fall 2023

Date

October 9th - December 18th
Mon & Wed
*HMD No Classes November 24thand 25th

Module

DEN 1 - DEN 20

Time

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Orthodontic Assisting Program

9 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship - Harwood Heights, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 7th - March 4th
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spring 2023

Date

April 8th - June 3th
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer 2023

Date

July 8th - September 2nd
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fall 2023

Date

October 7th - December 9th
Saturday
*HMD No Class November 26th

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Orthodontic Assisting Program

9 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship - Homewood, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 14th - March 11th
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spring 2023

Date

April 8th - June 3th
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer 2023

Date

July 8th - September 2nd
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fall 2023

Date

October 7th - December 9th
Saturday
*HMD No Class November 26th

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Orthodontic Assisting Program

9 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship - Rockford, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 7th - March 4th
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spring 2023

Date

April 8th - June 3th
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer 2023

Date

July 8th - September 2nd
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fall 2023

Date

October 7th - December 9th
Saturday
*HMD No Class November 26th

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Orthodontic Assisting Program

9 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship - Mundelein, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 7th - March 4th
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spring 2023

Date

April 8th - June 3th
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer 2023

Date

July 8th - September 2nd
Saturday

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fall 2023

Date

October 7th - December 9th
Saturday
*HMD No Class November 26th

Module

ORT 1 - ORT 10

Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program

12 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship - Harwood Heights, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 4th - March 24th
Wed & Fri

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Spring 2023

Date

April 26th - July 14th
Wed & Fri

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Summer 2023

Date

August 16th - November 3rd
Wed & Fri

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program

12 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship - Homewood, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 4th - March 24th
Wed & Fri

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Spring 2023

Date

April 26th - July 14th
Wed & Fri

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Summer 2023

Date

August 16th - November 3rd
Wed & Fri

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program

12 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship - Rockford, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 9th - March 29th
Mon & Wed

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Spring 2023

Date

May 1st- July 19th
Mon & Wed

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Summer 2023

Date

August 21st - November 8th
Mon & Wed

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program

12 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship - Mundelein, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 9th - March 29th
Mon & Wed

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Spring 2023

Date

May 1st- July 19th
Mon & Wed

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Summer 2023

Date

August 21st - November 8th
Mon & Wed

Module

ADM 1 - ADM 12

Time

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Billing & Coding Program

16 Weeks + 15 Hour Internship, Harwood Heights, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 7th - April 22rd
Saturday

Module

BC 1 - BC 18

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer 2023

Date

May 27th - September 9th
Saturday
*HMD No Class July 2nd

Module

BC 1 - BC 18

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Billing & Coding Program

16 Weeks + 15 Hour Internship, Homewood, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 7th - April 22rd
Saturday

Module

BC 1 - BC 18

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer 2023

Date

May 27th - September 9th
Saturday
*HMD No Class July 2nd

Module

BC 1 - BC 18

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Billing & Coding Program

16 Weeks + 15 Hour Internship, Rockford, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 7th - April 22rd Saturday

Module

BC 1 - BC 18

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer 2023

Date

May 27th - September 9th
Saturday
*HMD No Class July 2nd

Module

BC 1 - BC 18

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Billing & Coding Program

16 Weeks + 15 Hour Internship, Mundelein, IL

Winter 2023

Date

January 7th - April 22rd
Saturday

Module

BC 1 - BC 18

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer 2023

Date

May 27th - September 9th
Saturday
*HMD No Class July 2nd

Module

BC 1 - BC 18

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Dental Assisting Program Curriculum

Instructors: Derriece Davis/Amy Amaya/Ricardo Delgado

DEN 1 – Introduction to Dental Profession 

  • The practice of general dentistry
  • Dental specialties (orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery)
  • Role of dental assistant
  • Role of expanded duty dental assistant
  • Dental office overview: equipment, setting up and breaking chairs, procedure tray set up
  • LAB: Dental chair set-up, tray set-up

DEN 2 – Dental and Oral Anatomy and Physiology I

  • Anatomy of the Oral Cavity
  • Dental anatomy (tooth structure, type of teeth)
  • LAB: typodont review

DEN 3 – Dental and Oral Anatomy and Physiology II

  • Numbering teeth (primary, permanent, Universal system, Palmer notation)
  • Dental anomaly (missing teeth, peg-shaped laterals, etc.)
  • LAB: records review

DEN 4 – Assisting in General Dentistry I

  • Setting up chairs (morning)
  • Procedure tray set up
  • Breaking down chairs (at the end of the day)
  • LAB: Chair set-up, tray set-up

DEN 5 – Assisting in General Dentistry II

  • Assistant duties
  • Suctioning
  • Four-handed dentistry
  • LAB: Four-handed dentistry

DEN 6 – Dental Biomaterials and Pharmacology I

  • Anesthetics (topical, local)
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Anti-Anxiety/sedation
  • LAB: Anesthetics

DEN 7 – Dental Biomaterials and Pharmacology II

  • Antibiotic Pre-Medication
  • Analgesics 
  • Medical history and medical records
  • LAB: Medical record taking

DEN 8 – Dental and Oral Pathology I

  • Pathology of teeth (decalcification, caries)
  • Pathology of soft tissues (gingivitis, periodontitis) 
  • LAB: Case review

DEN 9 – Dental and Oral Pathology II

  • Congenitally missing teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Oral and dental trauma
  • LAB: Case review

DEN 10 – Dental Restorations I

  • Direct dental restorations (composite filling, amalgam filling, bonding)
  • Indirect restorations (crowns, onlays, inlays, bridges)
  • LAB: Instrument and material review, four-handed dental assisting

DEN 11 – Dental Restorations II

  • Removable dental restorations (partial dentures, fixed dentures, implant-supported dentures)
  • Implants and implant-supported restorations (fixed, removable)
  • LAB: Instrument and material review, four-handed dental assisting

DEN 12 – Infection Control

  • Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings 
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): gloves, safety goggles, masks, etc.
  • Hepatitis and HIV: What Every Dental Healthcare Worker Needs to Know
  • Hand Hygiene: Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Workers
  • LAB: PPE, chair set up

DEN 13 – Infection Control

  • Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-care Items in Oral Healthcare Settings
  • LAB: Disinfection and instrument processing (ultrasonic, autoclave, etc.)

DEN 14 – Radiology I

  • Radiology overview
  • Intraoral radiology (periapical, bitewings)
  • LAB: X-ray taking

DEN 15 – Radiology II

  • Radiology overview
  • Extraoral radiology (panoramic, cephalometric)
  • LAB: X-ray taking

DEN 16 – Assisting in Dental Specialties

  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry (extended duty assistants)
  • LAB: Typodont and instrument overview

DEN 17 – Assisting in Dental Specialties

  • Periodontics 
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • LAB: Instrument and material overview

DEN 18 – Dental Biomaterials I

  • Restorative dental materials (amalgam, composite, bonding agents)
  • Cements
  • LAB: Introduction to materials

DEN 19 – Dental Biomaterials II

  • Impression materials (alginate, PVS)
  • Stones
  • LAB: Impression taking and model pour up

DEN 20 – Coronal Polishing, Pit and Fissure Sealants 

  • Coronal polishing State regulations
  • Coronal polishing procedure
  • Pit and Fissure sealant State regulations
  • Pit and Fissure sealant placement procedure

Orthodontic Assisting Program Curriculum

Instructors: Roxanne Santana/Chandra McGee/Lynn Hines

ORTHO 1 – Introduction to Orthodontics I

  • Practice of orthodontics
  • Role of an orthodontic assistant
  • Advanced dental anatomy

ORTHO 2 – Introduction to Orthodontics II

  • Abnormalities of teeth and malocclusions
  • Common orthodontic problems
  • Instrument overview

ORTHO 3 -Introduction to Assisting in Orthodontics I

  • Orthodontic assistant duties
  • Orthodontic procedures
  • Orthodontic instruments

ORTHO 4 – Introduction to Assisting in Orthodontics II

  • Orthodontic instruments cont.
  • Chair setup
  • Procedure tray setup

ORTHO 5 – Intermediate Assisting in Orthodontics I

  • Consultation and records
  • Photography

ORTHO 6 – Intermediate Assisting in Orthodontics II

  • Record taking 
  • Radiographs
  • Consultation appointments

ORTHO 7 – Intermediate Assisting in Orthodontics III

  • Orthodontic appliances and procedures
  • Fixed appliances
  • Removable appliances

ORTHO 8 – Advanced Assisting in Orthodontics I

  • Application of separators
  • Bonding and banding
  • Adjustments and de-bonds

ORTHO 9 – Advanced Assisting in Orthodontics II

  • Patient teaching
  • Oral hygiene instructions
  • Appliances instructions

ORTHO 10 – Advanced Assisting in Orthodontics III

  • Patient teaching cont.
  • Appliances instructions
  • Internship requirements

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program Curriculum

Instructors: Deyon Coffi/ Rebecca Howard

ADM 1 – The Professional Medical Assistant and the Healthcare Team

  • Responsibilities of the Medical Assistant
  • Characteristics of Professional Medical Assistants
  • Scope of Practice and Standards of Care for Medical Assistants
  • Professional Medical Assisting Organizations, Credentials, and Continuing Education
  • How to Succeed as a Medical Assistant Student
  • The History of Medicine
  • Practicing Professionalism as a Team Member

ADM 2 – Therapeutic Communication

  • First Impressions
  • Diversity and Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Verbal Communication
  • Understanding Behavior

 ADM 3 – Legal Principles

  • Sources of Law
  • Criminal and Civil Law
  • Tort Law
  • Contracts
  • Consent
  • Patient’s Bill of Rights
  • Practice Requirements 

ADM 4 – Healthcare Laws

  • Personal and Professional Ethics
  • Principles of Healthcare Ethics
  • Ethical Issues

ADM 5 – Introductions to Anatomy and Medical Terminology

  • Types of Medical Terms
  • Decoding Terms
  • Building Terms
  • Singular/Plural Rules
  • Common Combining Forms
  • Anatomy Review
  • Surface Anatomy Terminology
  • Positional and Directional Terminology
  • Body Cavities
  • Body Planes.

ADM 6 – Patient Coaching

  • Coaching
  • Making Changes for Health
  • Basics of Teaching and Learning
  • Coaching on Disease Prevention
  • Coaching on Health Maintenance and Wellness
  • Coaching on Diagnostic Tests
  • Coaching on Treatment Plans
  • Care Coordination

ADM 7 – Technology

  • Computers in Ambulatory Care
  • Maintaining Computer Hardware
  • Computer Workstation Ergonomics
  • Purchasing Computer Hardware
  • Software Used in Ambulatory Care
  • Computer Network Privacy and Security
  • Continual Technologic Advances in Healthcare

ADM 8 – Written Communication

  • Fundamentals of Written Communication
  • Written Correspondence
  • Mail

ADM 9 – Telephone Techniques

  • Telephone Equipment
  • Telephone Equipment Needs of a Healthcare Facility
  • Effective Use of the Telephone
  • Managing Telephone Calls
  • Typical Incoming Calls
  • Special Incoming Calls
  • Handling Difficult Calls
  • Typical Outgoing Calls
  • Using Directory Assistance
  • Telephone Services

ADM 10 – Scheduling Appointments and Patient Processing

  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Patient Processing

ADM 11 – Health Records

  • Types of Records
  • Importance of Accurate Health Records
  • Contents of the Health Record
  • Ownership of the Health Record
  • The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and Meaningful Use
  • Capabilities of Electronic Health Record Systems
  • Maintaining a Connection With the Patient When Using the Electronic Health Record
  • Backup Systems for the Electronic Health Record
  • Retention and Destruction of Health Records
  • Releasing Health Record Information
  • Organization of the Health Record
  • Documenting in an Electronic Health Record
  • Documenting in a Paper Health Record
  • Making Corrections and Alterations to Health Records
  • Dictation and Transcription
  • Creating an Efficient Paper Health Records Management System

ADM 12- Daily Operations and Safety

  • Opening and Closing the Healthcare Facility
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Safety and Security

ADM 13- Principles of Pharmacology

  • Pharmacology Basics
  • Drug Legislation and the Ambulatory Care Setting
  • Drug Names
  • Drug Reference Information
  • Types of Medication Orders
  • Over-the-Counter Medications and Herbal Supplements

ADM 14- Health Insurance Essentials

  • Benefits
  • Health Insurance Plans
  • Health Insurance Models
  • Participating Provider Contracts
  • The Medical Assistant’s Role
  • Other Types of Insurance
  • The Affordable Care Act

ADM 15- Diagnostic Coding Essentials

  • The History of Medical Coding
  • What Is Diagnostic Coding?
  • Getting to Know the ICD-10-CM
  • Preparing for Diagnostic Coding
  • Steps in ICD-10-CM Coding
  • Understanding Coding Guidelines
  • Maximizing Third-Party Reimbursement
  • Providers and Accurate Coding

ADM 16- Procedural Coding Essentials

  • Introduction to the CPT Manual
  • Code Categories in the CPT Manual
  • Organization of the CPT Manual
  • Documentation for CPT Coding
  • Steps for Efficient CPT Procedural Coding
  • Using the Alphabetic Index
  • Using the Tabular List
  • CPT Coding Guidelines: Evaluation and Management Section
  • Hcpcs Code Set and Manual
  • Common HCPCS Coding Guidelines

ADM 17- Medical Billing and Reimbursement Essentials

  • Medical Billing Process
  • Types of Information Found in the Patient’s Billing Record
  • Managed Care Policies and Procedures
  • Submitting Claims to Third-Party Payers
  • Generating Electronic Claims
  • Completing the CMS-1500 Health Insurance Claim Form
  • Accurate Coding to Prevent Fraud and Abuse
  • Preventing Rejection of a Claim
  • Checking the Status of a Claim
  • Explanation of Benefits
  • The Patient’s Financial Responsibility

ADM 18- Patient Accounts and Practice Management

  • Managing Funds in the Healthcare Facility
  • Bookkeeping in the Healthcare Facility
  • Accounts Receivable (A/R)
  • Accounts Payable (A/P)
  • Employee Payroll

ADM 19- Advanced Roles in Administration

  • Medical Office Management
  • Office Management Responsibilities
  • Creating a Team Environment
  • Finding the Right Employee for the Job
  • Policies and Procedures

ADM 20- Medical Emergencies

  • Emergencies in Healthcare Settings
  • Emergency Equipment and Supplies
  • Handling Emergencies

Billing and Coding Program Curriculum

Instructors: Colinda Kram/Deyon Coffi

BC  1 –  Role of an Insurance Billing Specialist 

  • Background of Insurance Claims, Coding, and Billing
  • Role of the Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Medical Etiquette
  • Medical Ethics
  • Employer Liability
  • Employee Liability
  • Scope of Practice
  • Future Challenges

BC 2 – Compliance, Privacy, Fraud, and Abuse in Insurance Billing

  • Compliance Defined
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • The Privacy Rule: Confidentiality and Protected Health Information
  • The Security Rule: Administrative, Technical, and Physical Safeguards
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
  • Fraud and Abuse Laws
  • Compliance Program Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices
  • What to Expect from your Health Care Practice

BC 3 –  Basics of Health Insurance

  • History of Health Insurance in the United States
  • Health Care Reform
  • Legal Principles of Insurance
  • Physician–Patient Contracts and Financial Obligation
  • The Insurance Policy
  • Choice of Health Insurance
  • Types of Health Insurance Coverage
  • Handling and Processing Insurance Claims

BC 4 –  Medical Documentation and the Electronic Health Record

  • The Documentation Process
  • Incentive Programs for Adoption of Electronic Health Records
  • General Principles of Health Record Documentation
  • Documentation Terminology
  • Abstracting from Medical Records
  • Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services

BC 5  – Diagnostic Coding

  • Diagnosis Coding for Outpatient Professional Services
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • ICD-10 Diagnosis and Procedure Codes
  • Official Guidelines for ICD-10-CM

BC 6 –  Procedural Coding

  • Understanding the Importance of Procedural Coding Skills
  • Methods of Payment
  • Format and Content of the CPT Code Book
  • Code Modifiers

BC 7 –  The Paper Claim CMS-1500 (02-12)

  • The Paper Claim CMS-1500 (02-12)
  • Abstracting From Medical Records
  • Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS-1500 [02-12])
  • Common Reasons why Claim Forms are Delayed or Rejected
  • Additional Claim Submission Errors
  • Instructions for Completing the Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS-1500 [02-12])
  • Insurance Program Templates

BC 8 –  The Electronic Claim

  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Electronic Claims
  • Advantages of Electronic Claim Submission
  • Clearinghouses
  • Electronic Standard HIPAA 837P
  • Practice Management System
  • Putting HIPAA Standard Transactions to Work
  • Electronic Remittance Advice
  • Methods for Sending Claims
  • Records Management

BC 9 – Receiving Payments and Insurance Problem Solving

  • Response From a Submitted Claim
  • Explanation of Benefits
  • Claim Management Techniques
  • Problem Claims
  • Rebilling
  • Review and Appeal Process
  • Filing an Appeal
  • State Insurance Commissioner

BC 10 –  Office and Insurance Collection Strategies

  • Cash Flow Cycle
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Patient Education
  • Credit and Collection Laws
  • The Collection Process

BC 11 – The Blue Plans, Private Insurance, and Managed Care Plans

  • Private Insurance
  • Managed Care
  • Medical Review
  • Management of Plans
  • Plan Administration
  • Financial Management

BC 12 –  Medicare

  • Background
  • Policies and Regulations
  • Medicare Managed Care Plans
  • Utilization and Quality Control
  • Payment Fundamentals
  • Medicare Reimbursement
  • Claim Submission

BC 13 – Medicaid and Other State Programs

  • Medicaid Programs
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • Medicaid Benefits
  • Claim Procedures
  • After Claim Submission

BC 14 –  TRICARE and Veterans’ Health Care

  • History of TRICARE
  • TRICARE Programs
  • Veterans Health Administration Program
  • Claims Procedure

BC 15 – Workers’ Compensation

  • Workers’ Compensation Laws and Insurance
  • Eligibility
  • Coverage
  • Types of State Claims
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act of 1970
  • Legal Situations
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Claim Submission

BC 16 – Disability Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs

  • Disability Claims
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Federal Disability Programs
  • State Disability Insurance

BC 17 – Hospital Billing

  • Health Insurance Reimbursement
  • Patient Accounts Representative
  • Admissions Procedures
  • Utilization Review
  • Coding Hospital Diagnoses and Procedures
  • Coding Inpatient Procedures
  • Coding Hospital Outpatient Procedures
  • Reimbursement Process
  • Outpatient Insurance Claims
  • Billing Problems

BC 18 – Seeking a Job and Attaining Professional Advancement

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Job Search
  • Self-Employment

Institutional Disclosures

  1. The number of students who were admitted to the Dental Assisting Program as of July 1 of this reporting period: 45
  2. The number of students who were admitted to the Orthodontic Assisting Program as of July 1 of this reporting period: 37
  3. The number of additional students who were admitted in the Dental/Orthodontic Assisting Programs during the next 12 months and classified in one of the following categories: a) Dental Assisting Program, new starts: 0. Orthodontic Assisting Program, new starts: 0. b) Re-enrollments: 0. c) Transfers into the program from other programs at the school: 0.
  4. The total number of students admitted in the Dental Assisting Program during the 12-month reporting period: 45. The total number of students admitted in the Orthodontic Assisting Program during the 12-month reporting period: 37.
  5. The number of students enrolled in the programs during the 12-month reporting period who: a) Transferred out of the program or course and into another program or course at the school: 0. b) Completed or graduated from the Dental Assisting program: 38. Completed or graduated from the Orthodontic Assisting program: 25. c) Withdrew from school: 4. d) Are still enrolled in the Dental Assisting program: 6. Are still enrolled in the Orthodontic Assisting program: 9.
  6. The number of students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program who were: a) Placed in their field of study: 17. b) Placed in a related field: 2. c) Placed out of the field: 5 . d) Not available for placement due to personal reasons: 4. e) Not employed: 9. The number of students enrolled in the Orthodontic Assisting Program who were: a) Placed in their field of study: 17. b) Placed in a related field: 1. c) Placed out of the field: 1. d) Not available for placement due to personal reasons: 6. e) Not employed: 5.
  7. The number of students who took a State licensing examination or professional certification examination, if any, during the reporting period: 0
  8. The number of students who took and passed a State licensing examination or professional certification examination, if any, during the reporting period: 0
  9. The number of graduates who obtained employment in the field who did not use the school’s placement assistance during the reporting period: 15.
  10. The average starting salary for all school graduates employed during the reporting period: a) Dental Assisting graduates: $16.00/hr. b) Orthodontic Assisting graduates: $16.00/hr.

*Illinois Health Careers DBA Illinois Dental Careers was approved to operate by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education with no accreditation with the U.S. Department of Education.

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