H07 Medical Coding I
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to
Ashworth College for grading. 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 two (2) to four (4) pages in length; refer to the
"Assignment Format" page for specific format requirements.
Lesson 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this course has covered a wide variety of topics. Thus far, you
have learned a great deal of information on health insurance, medical contracts, HIPAA,
physician and hospital medical billing, and Medicare and Medicaid.
For this writing assignment, please explain why the following course objectives are
important for medical billers and coder to understand:
1. Understand the history and impact of health insurance on health care
reimbursement process and recognize various types of health insurance coverage.
2. Identify the key elements of a managed care contract and identify the role HIPAA
plays in the health care industry.
3. Recognize and explain the different components of physician and hospital billing
and differentiate between the two types of services.
4. Explain the difference between Medicare and Medicaid billing.
Please include at least 3 scholarly articles within your response. Overall response will be
formatted according to APA style and the total assignment should be between 2-4 pages
not including title page and reference page.
Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.