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Medical Billing Procedures II

Course Code: OADM 1455
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 II will apply the theory for billing of medical services in introducing the student to automated medical billing software and procedures for the province of British Columbia.

Course Content

The following course content will be covered:

  1. Review billing process (manual)
  2. Introduction to billing software
  3. Teleplan
  4. Enter practitioner information
  5. Enter patient information for billing purposes
  6.  Bill MSP for medical services including reciprocal, newborn and referrals
  7. Bill ICBC and WCB and other agencies
  8. Online appointment booking
  9. Other software features
  10. Claims cycle and submission to MSP
  11. Refusals and resubmission of claims

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  35%
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 perform the billing duties of a Medical Office Assistant in a health care setting including:

  • Identify the components of the claims cycle for submission to MSP
  • Use a specialized computerized billing program to:
    • Enter practitioner and patient information
    • Bill for services to MSP, ICBC, WCB and other private insurers
    • Produce printed daysheets and verify correct entries
  • Use other features of the software as appropriate

course prerequisites

(OADM 1104 and OADM 1107) or equivalent and OADM 1454

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.