This class builds on the coding and billing procedures learned in ICD-10 Coding, focusing on teaching the student how to enhance reimbursement in today’s healthcare environment. Using current CPT coding system resources, students will learn in-depth coding systems for medical procedures. Lab work will include working directly with complex medical records, using steps to assure third party approval for recommended treatments/ procedures and responding to and appealing insurance denials.
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This course will be taught 100% remote via distance learning. We use a variety of modalities such as Zoom, Edmodo, chat tools, email, and others.
This course will be taught 100% remote via distance learning using a variety of modalities such as Zoom, Edmodo, McGraw Hill Connect, chat tools, email, etc.
The objective of the MAAP course is to supplement the Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) program and round out students administrative assisting skills required for the NHA CCMA certifying examination. Students in the CCMA program will learn the concepts needed to function as both clinical and administrative medical assistants. However, this course will focus entirely on the administrative functions of medical assisting. Topics covered include the basics of professionalism, communication skills, legal and ethical issues, health insurance, practice management and an introduction to basic medical coding. The focus of this course is the day-to-day operation of the medical office: telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, use of technology in the medical office, and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical office assistant position or supplement a clinical medical assisting position. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be prepared to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) examination.
This is the foundational course to learn the language of medicine, using word parts and the basics of anatomy and physiology to understand the most common diseases, treatments, procedures, and acceptable abbreviations.