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Language: EnglishDescription: The Electronic Health Record Management ProfessionAccess to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.The Electronic Health Record Management ProgramThis program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.This Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.This course covers the following key areas and topics:• Importance of the medical record as a legal document• The effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information and HIPAA• Provides a “real life” EHR experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks• Shills required to use and EHR to manage patient visit information including the examination, assessment notes and treatment plans.• Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness, and security of information• Basic code set principles and their applications with an emphasis on the ambulatory/outpatient setting and an introduction to inpatient medical records.This Medical Terminology course offers a clear and concise introduction to medical terminology with extensive opportunities for student practice. It reviews word components and basic principles for interpreting terms within each of the major medical specialties. The course does not require any previous knowledge of science or biology. The skills students obtain through this course will benefit them in any healthcare field they choose to pursue.This course covers the following key areas and topics:Skills for identifying, spelling, and analyzing medical termsWord structure including root words, prefixes, combining forms, and suffixesReview of major medical specialties and associated body systemsIntroductory anatomy and physiology and common pathologiesMajor drug classifications, diagnostic tests, and treatment proceduresMedical abbreviations and symbolsUpon completing this course, you will be able to: • Build medical terms using word parts • Interpret medical terms • Describe the various medical specialties • Recognize medical terms associated with various body systems • Demonstrate the interconnectedness of body structures • Communicate effectively in a professional healthcare environmentInstructor Description: Patrice Arevalo Patricia has a degree in Medical Assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada, Dental Assisting from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently working on her B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has over 10 years of experience working in doctors’ offices and has been an Air Force Reservist since 2009. She has worked as an instructor for multiple schools over the last 4 years teaching medical and dental assistant curriculum, as well as OSHA safety requirements and career development.Certification: Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam.

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Tuition: $3,095.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Language: EnglishDescription: Medical billing and coding deal with the financial and patient communication among medical practices. They are responsible for patient files and notes. People working in this career may also process payments, including send out bills and dealing with insurance claims. This Medical Coding and Billing course will provide you with the skills you need to perform the required tasks in this career field. Students will learn:• An overview of healthcare and the insurance industry• The organization and use of the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS manuals to identify correct codes• Detailed review and practice using the alphabetic index and tabular list of the ICD-10-CM• Detailed review and practice coding examples from the CPT• Basic claims processes for insurance and 3rd-party reimbursements• Completing common insurance forms, tracing delinquent claims, and appealing denied claimsInstructor Description: We provide students with skilled instructors. Teachers who are well trained in our unique “mastery” methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. Many of our teachers have worked with us for over 10 years.Certification: After completing this program students will be prepared to sit for any of the billing and coding certification exam. **Some certification exams have additional requirements**Included in this program is the CBCS certification from NHA! Individuals with a CBCS certification from NHA gain access to the knowledge and training they need to prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career as a sought-after Billing & Coding Specialist.As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:Gather/review essential patient informationVerify required documentation before patient information is releasedPrevent fraud/abuse by auditing billingSupport coding and billing processAssign codes for diagnoses and proceduresSubmit claims for reimbursementCoach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursementBilling & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $4,095.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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