The objective of this program is to supply students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain gainful employment in the medical office as a medical administrative assistant and/or billing and coding specialist, which includes the following two (2) courses:
The Medical Administration course thoroughly prepares students for the administrative skills that medical administrative assistants need to know. This course integrates all of the front office topics and skill competencies required for today’s industry standards. This course also covers material dealing with medical office, records, management skills, legal/ethical issues and client service skills and education.
The Medical Billing course thoroughly prepares students to code patients’ medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for medical services. Students are introduced to several techniques for finding and applying the correct codes in today’s standard coding systems. Topics covered include: current procedural terminology, international classification of diseases, clinical modification, common procedure coding system, and insurance form preparation.
Graduates will be prepared to take the following certification exams: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS).
The program provides a comprehensive blend of office administration, business communication, and financial fundamentals with the medical industry elements of medical terminology, medical diagnosis and coding (ICD-9-CM, CPT-4), invoice processes including billing and coding, health insurance, medical office best practices, policies and procedures (including HIPAA), and records management. Students will be thoroughly prepared for a variety of positions in the health care industry, such as medical administrative assistants, billing and coding specialists, and invoice processors.
This comprehensive career program prepares the participant for employment in today’s medical office. Upon completion, the student has the opportunity to sit for certification exams in office technology (Word, Excel), basic accounting (QuickBooks), and the following: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS).
Improve and expand your employment opportunities in the healthcare industry with the combination of thorough, hands on training and certifications opportunities that this course has to offer.