Medical Office Specialist with Electronic Health Records and Medical Billing & Coding

Overview

Through our medical billing and coding courses, New Jersey students in this program will learn the required skills to become a Medical Office Specialist. The program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work competently and efficiently in an administrative role in a medical setting. Students will learn how to prepare correspondence; use appropriate diagnostic and procedural coding; interact appropriately with patients, doctors, nurses, and co-workers; mange the medical office, and manage the health records electronically.

At the successful completion of this program, students should be able to understand medical practice settings and specialties; know the differences between traditional and managed care; and how commercial, HMO/PPO, federal, and state insurance plans work. Students will also be able to perform tasks in accounts receivable and revenue cycle, perform the day-to-day tasks associated with medical coding and billing, input patient information, run reports, and process insurance claims using medical software.

Our Career Assistant Program course is also included and assists in the preparation for the student to enter the medical field as an entry level Medical Office Specialist with Electronic Health Records. Our dedication to our students’ learning is what makes us one of the top medical billing and coding schools in NJ. See our coursework below to learn more.

Some of the subjects covered in this course are as follows:

Medical Office Administration Module

Course Description

This course introduces students to medial office procedures and the duties and responsibilities of the Medical Administrative Specialist.  Students will be instructed in the practice of the management of a medical office in areas such as receptionist duties, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, medical and non-medical record management.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communications
  • Discuss the impact that HIPAA regulations have in the medical office
  • List the components associated with a comfortable, accessible, and safe patient reception area
  • Explain how to maintain, update and correct a medical record
  • Demonstrate knowledge of front office responsibilities
  • Discuss medical law and ethical issues and responsibilities related to medical office practice

Medical Terminology Module

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the components of medical terms and their definitions as they relate to medical records.  Topics include roots, prefixes, and suffixes commonly used in the medical field and terminology related to body systems and disorders.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and define medical terms
  • Use medical terms to communicate effectively
  • Identify the various word parts of medical terminology
  • Recognize and define common medical symbols, abbreviations, diagnostic tests and procedures

Electronic Health Information Management Module

Course Description

This course covers the management of health information through the use of electronic health records.  Students will learn how to assemble patients’ health records and ensure that all information is complete, properly identified and authenticated.  Students will use electronic medical software and will learn how to apply that knowledge to other medical record software products.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use medical record software
  • Use medical terminology and abbreviations as they relate to medical records appropriately
  • Identify the components of a paper-based medical record and explain how the same components will be comprised in an electronic format
  • Create and maintain a patient’s medical record
  • Electronically transmit insurance claims

Essentials of Business Communications Module

Course Description

This course introduces students to effective oral and written business communications. Students will learn the mechanics of Standard English grammar, usage, and punctuation; to write effective business letters and reports; to proofread and edit business correspondence; to use electronic presentation software, and to understand principles of electronic transcription.  Students will use Microsoft Office software to prepare and edit documents.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communications
  • Use standard English grammar and punctuation in business communications
  • Demonstrate basic writing techniques to prepare business letters and memos
  • Proofread and edit business correspondence
  • Use email effectively and efficiently
  • Create and edit spreadsheets

Introduction to Coding and Insurance Module

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the wide variety of health insurance plans and their requirements for claim submission.  The student will also learn basic coding of procedures and diagnoses and associated terminology.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the differences among insurance plans
  • Explain diagnostic coding, procedural coding, and coding compliance
  • Use procedural and diagnostic coding appropriately

Billing, Reimbursement, and Collection Module

Course Description

This course is designed to help students understand the best methods for discussing fees with individual patients and steps to take when fees are not paid at the time of service.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and calculate charges for medical services and process patients
  • Describe the different types of billing options used by medical practices for billing patients
  • Explain fee schedules and fee discounts
  • Prepare monthly itemized billing statements
  • Perform debt collecting using a telephone tactfully
  • Post items to a ledger card

Dental Office Management Module

Course Description

This course covers front office skills for a dental practice, medical terminology pertaining to dental practice, data entry for charges and payments, electronic records management, and Federal regulations that have an impact on the dental office.  Students will use electronic dental software and will learn how to apply that knowledge to other dental record software products.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use dental record software
  • Use medical terminology and abbreviations appropriately as they relate to dental records
  • Demonstrate knowledge of front office responsibilities in a dental practice
  • Identify the components of a paper-based dental record and explain how the same components will be comprised in an electronic format
  • Create and maintain a patient’s dental record
  • Electronically transmit dental insurance claims.