The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes billing and coding, processing insurance forms, and using medical software. The Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding (AMS/MBC) will give you the skills you need to find the job YOU are looking for as an Administrative Medical Specialist (AMS), Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coder, and/or Medical Office Manager.
Prerequisite: Students should be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. No healthcare work experience is required.
Please Note: A Macintosh computer will not work for this course.
In addition to the extensive Medical Billing and Coding instruction, you will learn all the tasks and skills for an Administrative Medical Specialist, including those in the "front office" and the Business Office. These include, but are not limited to:
- Scheduling appointments
- Medical Records/ Patient Chart creation and maintenance
- Patient and staff communication and interpersonal relationships
- Accounts Receivable, including charge and payment entry
- Bookkeeping (daily, monthly, and annual responsibilities)
- Diagnostic and Procedural Coding
- Medical Insurance Billing and Reimbursement
- Hands-on training with medical office simulation software (MOSS)
- Policy and Procedure Manual development
- Compliance and Regulatory considerations
This program will prepare you for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CMAA/CBCS) dual-certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). If you plan to pursue the CMAA/CBCS credential, you must meet one of their requirements for eligibility. You will schedule your certification exam and select a testing location directly through NHA. Note: KSU serves as a testing location for the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist classroom-based certificate program only. Eligibility requirements can be found on their website at www.nhanow.com
Materials included: Administrative Medical Assisting- Text & Workbook (Fordney); Medical Language for Modern Health Care; Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office: Fundamentals & Practice with Medical Office Simulation Software (MOSS©) (Correa); Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Insurance Billing (Green, Rowell, Williamson); Current Year's CPT Coding Manual; Current Year's ICD-9-CM Coding Manual; Current Year's HCPCS Coding Manual; Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary
Please Note: This course includes 60 hours of medical terminology training. If you already have medical terminology training or experience you may request a course discount to not include the 60 hours of medical terminology training. Please contact our Registration office at 770-423-6765 for discount.
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Requirements: You will need a computer with Internet connection and email, and MS Word or Wordperfect software. A Macintosh computer will not work for this course.
You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.
There are no refunds for this course.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 770-499-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.