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Medical Insurance for Pharmacy Technicians

Overview

This course is designed to provide students the knowledge needed to process insurance claims in the Pharmacy. Topics include: knowledge of the different types of prescriptions; Administrative duties; role of technology in pharmacy billing cycle from electronic prescriptions to electronic remittance advice; and skills needed in obtaining information necessary to process prescriptions safely and efficiently.

Course Topics

  • Pharmacy Terminology
  • From Prescription to Payment
  • Becoming a Pharmacy Insurance specialist
  • Medicolegal Issues and the Pharmacy
  • Private Insurance Payers and Plans
  • Medicare Overview
  • Medicaid, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, Workers' Compensation, and Discount Card programs
  • Claim Preparation and Transmission
  • Processing Claims and Reconciling Accounts

Employment Opportunities

  • Community Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term Care or Rehabilitation Facilities

Program Length

Classroom 33 hrs
Lab 9 hrs
TOTAL 42 hours

Program Costs

Registration fee: $ 120.00

Student Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • US issued High School Diploma or GED
  • Photo ID and social security card

Program Completion Requirement

  • Attend 85% of the class
  • Maintain course average of 75%

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  • Pharmacy Technician Program
  • Computer Class
  • Spanish Class
  • CPR certification