Reimbursement College

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Now TWO courses. For AARC members only—and it’s FREE!

Are you befuddled and intimidated by the healthcare reimbursement system? Are you hindered from providing services your patients need because your billing department tells you they can’t be reimbursed? Would you like to increase our knowledge about reimbursement while earning continuing education credit?

If so, the AARC Reimbursement College is just what you need.


This course is FREE for AARC members only. Non-members can register for each course for $150 and receive free AARC membership.

Continuing Education

Course 1 provides 2 hours and Course 2 provides 3 hours of CRCE credit. Upon successful completion of a post-course examination, you will receive a certificate and the hours will automatically be posted to your AARC CRCE transcript.

To obtain your credit for this course, please:

  1. Register for the course and examination.
  2. View the course. Because the speed at which pages load into your computer is dependent upon your connection speed, please be patient. Adobe Flash Player 8 or newer is required.
  3. Go to Examination Central and take the final examination.

Course 1: Navigating the Healthcare Reimbursement System

2 CRCE credits
Introduces the principal components of the U.S. healthcare reimbursement system by giving an overview of the three different payor types:  Medicare, Medicaid, and private payer insurance. Discusses coding and billing processes and details how a respiratory therapist can have a direct impact on the reimbursement process. (2007)

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Course 2: Continuing to Explore the Reimbursement Waters

3 CRCE credits
Explores the myths and realities of the reimbursement process. The eligibility requirements and benefits of the various Medicare programs and role of the Medicare Administrative Contractors will be presented. Filing claim and payor coverage decisions will be explained. (2008)

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IKARIAThese courses were developed with a generous grant from IKARIA.