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Medical Billing Procedures I

Course Code: OADM 1454
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Office Administration
Credits: 1.0
Semester: 5 Weeks X 6 Hours per Week = 30 Hours
Learning Format: Online
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. Medical Billing Procedures I will teach the theory for billing of medical services to MSP, ICBC, WCB and other private insurers.

Course Content

The following course content will be covered:

  1. Introduction to billing for medical services
    • Resources (MSP and BCMA)
    • Preamble to the Payment Schedule
    • Guidelines and Protocols
  2. Patient coverage with MSP
  3. Reciprocal coverage (out of province)
  4. Non-insured services
  5. Process of billing to the Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP)
    •  Patient demographic information
    • Physician eligibility
  6. Billing for patient visits
    • Fee codes
    • Daysheet completion and visit coding
  7. Referrals
  8. Billing to ICBC and WCB

Methods of Instruction

Communications between instructor and students will be conducted online using the course email, bulletin board and chat utilities.  The instructor will guide the students through a series of learning objectives using motivation and online instruction.  The assigned readings, together with the reinforcement exercises, are the principal learning activities.  Additional materials and resources are available online.

Means of Assessment

Unit assignments     25%
Unit quizzes  40%
Final exam


Total 100%


Note: The letter grade assigned will be determined by the college at which you are registered.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated  the ability to:

  • Access and research the MSP and BCMA websites to retrieve information on guidelines and protocols for the billing of medical services
  • Explain the process of billing to MSP, ICBC, WCB, and other private insurers
  • Identify and use common fee codes for billing for medical services
  • Create daysheets ensuring that all patient information and billing codes are correct

course prerequisites

(OADM 1104 and OADM 1107) or equivalent

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.