Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep Master

Hours: 1145 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $4,885.00

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. 

It is so important for students entering the workforce to be well prepared for the challenges found there. For those students hoping for a career in health care, it is imperative that they have an understanding of electronic health records and how those records impact patient care and reimbursement.  This course will provide provide the instructional tools needed to facilitate student learning of the electronic health record process.  Administrative, clinical, and billing applications are discussed, as well as real-world situations that the students will encounter in the workforce. 

Learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language today. Learn how to combine words to create meaningful medical conditions as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling. In this medical terminology course you will learn medical terms related to all major body systems. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean. You will practice defining and understanding medical terms using case studies, vignettes, and activities.

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. 

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)

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
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Electronic Health Recoreds
  • Lesson 2: Overview of SimChart for the Medical Office
  • Lesson 3: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
  • Lesson 4: Administrative Use of the Electronic Health Record Patient Letter
  • Lesson 5: Clinical Use of the Electronic Health Record
  • Lesson 6: Using the Electronic Health Record for Reimbursement
  • Lesson 7: The Personal Health Record and Patient Portals
Medical Terminology Career Prep Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology, The Human Body in Health and Disease, Word Part Review
  • Lesson 2: Skeletal and Muscular System 
  • Lesson 3: Cardiovascular System 
  • Lesson 4: Lymphatic and Immune System
  • Lesson 5: Respiratory System
  • Lesson 6: Digestive System
  • Lesson 7: Urinary System
  • Lesson 8: Nervous System and Special Senses: Eyes and Ears
  • Lesson 9: Integumentary System
  • Lesson 10: Endocrine System
  • Lesson 11: Reproductive System
  • Lesson 12: Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, and Pharmacology
Medical Billing and Coding Career Prep Curriculum:
Medical Billing
  • 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
  • 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 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)

 


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.