Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep Expert

MSM124 / Hours: 895 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $3,999.00 / Materials Included

Course Overview:

Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel. 

With the Medical Billing program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-9-CM and the CPT. In addition, you will be introduced to the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field.

With the Medical Coding program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical coding specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field. In addition you will be introduced to the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. Upon completion you will be prepared to sit for the Cerfified Billing and Coding Specialist and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exams which are included in the price of the course. 

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of Medical Terminology.  If you do not know Medical Terminology, you can take our additional courses.

This course prepares the student to take the following certificaton exam(s):

  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification OR
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant

AND

  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC)
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

The cost of the course INCLUDES the cost of TWO certification exams.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Willow Nolland is an expert in education and eLearning, with more than ten years of experience in curriculum development and instructional design. She has worked in higher education for over twelve years, and has developed numerous courses and has been involved in curriculum development across disciplines. She has experience with academic program development and coordination, curriculum development, student learning outcomes, educational partnerships, and student development. In addition, she has developed and administered professional development programs for various groups, including teachers, counselors, healthcare workers and members of private industry. She is a certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has taken graduate courses in online course development. She designs and teaches online courses at the college level and is proficient in a variety of course management systems. She has helped educators redesign their courses to transition them from a face-to-face format to an online format, and has provided course editing assistance to others. As a freelance instructional designer and curriculum developer, her projects have included course editing and redesign of online continuing education courses for nurses, CEU curriculum development for healthcare workers and teachers, and course review and editing for various colleges and universities.

Course Outline:

Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Lesson 2: Ambulatory Care Administration
  • Lesson 3: Coding and Medical Billing Procedures
  • Lesson 4: Medical Office Administrative Functions
  • Lesson 5: Assisting with Medical Specialties
  • Lesson 6: Career Development
Medical Billing Career Prep Curriculum:
  • Role of the Insurance Specialist
  • Compliance, Privacy, Fraud and Abuse in Insurance Billing
  • Basics of Health Insurance
  • Medical Documentation and the Electronic Health Record
  • Diagnostic Coding
  • Procedural Coding
  • The Paper Claim CMS-1500
  • The Electronic Claim
  • Receiving Payments and Insurance Problem Solving
  • Office and Insurance Collection Strategies
  • The Blue Plans, Private Insurance, and Managed Care Plans
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid and Other State Programs
  • TRICARE and Veterans’ Healthcare
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Disability Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs
  • Hospital Billing
  • Seeking a Job and Attaining Professional Advancement
Medical Coding Career Prep Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Reimbursement, HIPAA and Compliance
  • Lesson 2: An Overview of ICD-10-CM
  • Lesson 3: ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Lesson 4: Using ICD-10-CM
  • Lesson 5: Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)
  • Lesson 6: Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)
  • Lesson 7: Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)
  • Lesson 8: Introduction to CPT and the Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  • Lesson 9: Modifiers
  • Lesson 10: Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
  • Lesson 11: Anesthesia
  • Lesson 12: Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery
  • Lesson 13: Integumentary System
  • Lesson 14: Musculoskeletal System
  • Lesson 15: Respiratory System
  • Lesson 16: Cardiovascular System
  • Lesson 17: Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm 
  • Lesson 18: Digestive System
  • Lesson 19: Urinary and Male Genital Systems
  • Lesson 20: Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery
  • Lesson 21: Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  • Lesson 22: Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope
  • Lesson 23: Radiology
  • Lesson 24: Pathology/Laboratory
  • Lesson 25: Medicine
  • Lesson 26: Inpatient Coding

All necessary course materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the following certificaton exam(s):

  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification OR
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant

AND

  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC) 
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

The cost of the course INCLUDES the cost of TWO certification exams.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**