Administrative Medical Specialists possess a broad scope of knowledge and skills that make them ideal professionals for any ambulatory care setting, including medical practices, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers, hospital clinics, same-day surgery centers, and dialysis clinics. Employment is also available in medical laboratories, insurance companies, government agencies, and educational institutions.
Administrative Medical Specialists are in high demand. Employment opportunities for Administrative Medical Specialists are projected to grow much faster than average. Job growth will result from the increase in medical needs of an aging population, increase in the number of Americans qualifying for health insurance, greater volume and complexity of medical records, and managed care’s preference for ambulatory care.
This program offers valuable training in medical office management and legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and work with the main coding manuals: ICD-9-CM*, ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.
Medical Terminology is the language of medicine. You will study word parts and the structures and functions of the human body. You will also study disorders and medical procedures common to each body system, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, genitourinary, lymphatic, and immune.
Upon completion of this program, you should be well prepared to find your place in this rewarding healthcare career. You will also be able to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This program will also prepare you to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.
This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program
*Note: The ICD-9 component of this program is not mandatory and students will not be graded on this portion of the program. Students who choose to not complete this portion of the program will still be eligible for completion and will still receive their completion certificate.