Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Medical/Healthcare/Pharma
Function : General
Duration : 300 Hours
Difficulty : Medium
Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding
The Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding is a nationally-recognized online program that will prepare you for the rewarding field of healthcare. Through this program, you will gain a wide range of medical office management skills that healthcare professionals need for the efficient operation of their medical practices or other ambulatory care settings.
You will learn to function as an important member of the healthcare team by providing key skills such as patient registration and scheduling, medical records management, diagnostic and procedural coding (including ICD-10-CM), insurance claim filing, and daily financial practices.
Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and will receive the study guide materials, access to practice exams, and registration fees for both. You will also be prepared to sit for a national medical coding certification exam, such as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC), offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
After successful completion of Administrative Medical Specialist, you will be able to function as an important member of the healthcare team in the area of office administration. You will also learn how to do the following:
After successful completion of Medical Billing and Coding, you will be able to do the following:
Administrative Medical Specialists possess a broad scope of knowledge and skills that make them ideal professionals for any ambulatory care setting, including medical practices, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers, hospital clinics, same-day surgery centers and dialysis clinics. Employment is also available in medical laboratories, insurance companies, government agencies, and educational institutions.
Administrative Medical Specialists are in high demand. Employment opportunities for Administrative Medical Specialists are projected to grow much faster than average. Job growth will result from the increase in medical needs of an aging population, increase in the number of Americans qualifying for health insurance, greater volume and complexity of medical records, and managed care’s preference for ambulatory care.
This program offers valuable training in medical office management and legal, ethical and regulatory concepts that are central to this field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and work with the main coding manuals: ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you’re given an initial twelve (12) months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve (12) months, an extension of six (6) months is available at no additional cost.
This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download). We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.
ed2go will provide the required textbooks for this program:
It is recommended that you have knowledge of medical terminology, including anatomy and physiology. In order to sit for national certification exams, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Therefore, it is recommended you have this before enrolling for this program.
Administrative Medical Specialist
Medical Billing and Coding
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