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OverviewThe Electronic Health Record Management Profession Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nations 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 Program This 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. Electronic Health Record Management Detailed Course Information: Overview of various healthcare delivery systems with an emphasis on content and documentation requirements of the health record in various healthcare settings Designed to provide students with real life computer experience using Medcin software and performing tasks in health information departments. Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, abstracting, code sets, and the release of information Structural components of the interactive EHR and how it supports communication and continuity of care including clinical standards such as SNOWMED CT, LOINC, and UMLS Perspective on how the EHR impacts work and workflow. Importance of the medical record as a legal document and the effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information such as protected health information and HIPAA The legal procedures involved in court disclosure of medical records Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, code sets, and the release of information Languages English Course Access Time 4 months

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $3,095.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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OverviewThe Medical Billing & Coding Profession Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs available by 2018; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical billing and coding. The Medical Billing & Coding Program This billing and coding course offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. This billing and coding program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement. This course covers the following key areas and topics: An overview of healthcare and the insurance industry The organization and use of the ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS manuals to identify correct codes Detailed review and practice using the alphabetic index and tabular list of the ICD-9-CM Detailed review and practice coding examples from all sections within the CPT Basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements Completing common insurance forms, tracing delinquent claims, and appealing denied claims Medical Billing & Coding Detailed Course Information: Introduction to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications and Coding Guidelines Introduction to the organization and use of the ICD-9-CM and CPT manuals Basics of diagnostic and procedural coding The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500) HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Review and practice coding Evaluation and Management (E&M) services Review and practice coding from anesthesia, surgery, radiology, medicine, and the pathology/laboratory sections of the CPT CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes, and Late Effects Coding surgical procedures of the integumentary system Coding surgical and medical procedures of the cardiovascular system Coding procedures related to the female genital system and maternity care and delivery Coding for general surgery, radiology, pathology and laboratory services Coding for diagnostic and therapeutic services and the Level II National Codes Tracing delinquent claims and insurance problem solving Third-party reimbursement issues Languages English Course Access Time Students are given 6 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply. Instructor 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. Prerequisites/Audience Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).

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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