Course Description:

This course prepares individuals for employment in medical and other healthcare related offices. Course work will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing, and insurance; legal and ethical issues; formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments. Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations. Students will get the necessary training to earn their Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications ( MOS Excel 2013) and CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Certification from NHA (National Healthcareer Association).

Admission Requirements

The applicants must have High school diploma or GED

COURSE LENGTH

6 MONTHS

Core Programs include:

  • Electronic Health Records I
  • Electronic Health Records II
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Billing 1/Health Insurance Processing
  • Medical Terminology Part I
  • Medical Terminology Part II

Electronic Health Records I

This course will introduce you to the basic functions of the Electronic Health Record, its’ benefit to healthcare workers as well as the benefit to physicians and patients. The course will explore the technological requirements for an Electronic Health Record system and discuss some of the available options. The course will also introduce the best practices for transition from a paper based record to an Electronic Health Record.

Electronic Health Records II

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work with electronic health records in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. This course provides you with an in-depth and practical training on a widely used Electronic Health Record software program. You will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to equip you to successfully enter the medical community with a comprehensive working experience and understanding of an EHR as well as other components.

Medical Office Procedures

This course provides students with a basic understanding of their duties and responsibilities in the administrative front office. It develops skills in communication, instruction, filing, financial administration, duties as a receptionist, processing of mail, care of the facilities and medical equipment. It also includes developing a professional image, good interpersonal relationships with other office personnel and the right attitude for the professional medical office.

Medical Billing / Health Insurance Processing

This course focuses on claim preparation and transmission, working with payers (private payers/Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and CHAMPVA, and Workers’ Compensation and Disability), and claim follow-up and payment processing.

Medical Terminology I

This course introduces students to the language of medicine. Students will gain an understanding of the way medical terms are formed and how to build medical terms using combining forms, prefixes and suffixes. Students will learn the structure, function and basic anatomy of various body systems and about the diagnostic, procedural, laboratory, pathological, surgical and pharmacological terms and abbreviations associated with each body system.

Medical Terminology II

This course introduces students to the language of medicine. Students will gain an understanding of the way medical terms are formed and how to build medical terms using combining forms, prefixes and suffixes. Students will learn the structure, function and basic anatomy of various body systems and about the diagnostic, procedural, laboratory, pathological, surgical and pharmacological terms and abbreviations associated with each body system.