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Revenue cycle management is the set of financial and operational processes, utilizing the electronic health record and billing and coding software that tracks patient care episodes from scheduling and registration to final payment of a balance. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations need to have a viable and effective revenue cycle team to optimize cash receivables. The opportunity to improve healthcare revenue cycle management within the healthcare landscape is ongoing, as it is an ever-changing environment. Regardless of changes from the political climate and whether the U.S. healthcare system stays with our current model, moves to a complete Value Based model, or implements Medicare for all, hospitals and healthcare organizations will continue to have a need for skilled revenue cycle employees to ensure the financial health of the organization. Without a viable, effective revenue cycle management in place, hospitals and other healthcare organizations can receive lower reimbursements leading to decreased revenues. A certificate in Healthcare Revenue Cycle from UC San Diego Extension will demonstrate advanced skill sets for employers to differentiate applicants for entry level positions and advancements. The 90 hours of intensive education will provide students with the necessary advanced knowledge and skills necessary for job-seeking and/or career advancement. Currently, no educational institution is offering instructor led education in healthcare revenue cycle.

Other Credits: 90 CE Hours

Note: The HCRC Intensive course is an accelerated delivery of the same content of HCRC 1, 2, and 3. Textbooks required.

This course is a combination of web-based online instruction and six (6) REQUIRED live Zoom class meetings. Students are expected to engage with course content online during the published course dates of March. 25 to June. 14, 2024. The live Zoom class meetings are scheduled from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (PST) as follows: 

Monday: March 25
April 10
April 24
May 8
May 22
June 5

Students must have a Zoom account to participate.

Required textbooks:

Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement , 18th Edition
Author: Michelle GreenISBN / ASIN: 9780357764060
Revenue Cycle Management Best Practices , 2nd Edition
Author: Nadinia A Davis and Belinda M. DoyleISBN / ASIN: 9781584265269

Course Number: MEDC-40031
Credit: 9.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Healthcare Revenue Cycle

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