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CBCS Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding (Vouchers Included)

Administrative medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who direct the flow of patients through an office. Effective patient flow allows the practice to operate efficiently, increase revenue, and provide a positive experience for the patient.

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.

This course 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 manual ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.

You'll also have the option to complete the all-new Career Roadmap lesson for Medical Billing and Coding. This lesson will help you find, land, and keep a job in your new field. These job-finding and job-landing skills will serve you now and throughout the rest of your career.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be well-prepared to find your place in this rewarding healthcare career. You will also be able to sit for Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exams offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The fees for the (CBCS) and (CMAA) exams are included with this course.

This course will also prepare you to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. Note that the exam fees are not included for the (CPC) or (CCA) exams.

12 Months / 500 Course Hrs
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Borough of Manhattan Community College

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CBCS Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding (Vouchers Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES149

What You Will Learn
  • Medical office management and legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts
  • HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims
  • Hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding
  • Medical Terminology and the structures and functions of the human body
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 500 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • Prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam

Outline

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  1. Medical Terminology
    1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
    2. The Musculoskeletal System
    3. The Cardiovascular System
    4. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
    5. The Respiratory System
    6. The Digestive System
    7. The Urinary System
    8. The Nervous System
    9. The Special Senses The Eyes and Ears
    10. The Integumentary System
    11. The Endocrine System
    12. The Reproductive System
    13. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology
  2. Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
    1. Becoming an Administrative Medical Assistant
      1. Qualities of a Medical Assistant
      2. Job Duties
      3. Certification
      4. Scope of Practice
      5. Ambulatory Healthcare Settings
      6. The Healthcare Team
    2. Managing Stress and Improving Communication
      1. Stress and Burnout
      2. Types of Communication
      3. Barriers to Effective Communication
      4. Patient Interview Techniques
      5. The Stages of Grief
    3. Law, Ethics and Healthcare
      1. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
      2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
      3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
      4. Informed Consent
      5. Advance Directives
      6. Ethical Guidelines for Healthcare Providers
      7. Medical Identify Theft
    4. Improving Your Medical Office
      1. The Reception Area
      2. The Medical Receptionist
      3. Safety Issues
      4. Opening and Closing the Facility
      5. Computers in the Ambulatory Care Setting
      6. Use of Computers in the Medical Office
      7. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR)
      8. Safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI)
      9. Cloud Computing
      10. Mobile Health (mHealth)
    5. Telecommunications and Patient Scheduling
      1. Telephone Techniques
      2. Faxing
      3. Emails
      4. Patient Portal
      5. Patient Scheduling Methods
      6. Cancellations and No Shows
      7. Dealing with Irate Patients
  3. Medical Billing and Coding
    1. Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding
      1. Personal Qualifications
      2. Career Opportunities
      3. Certifications
    2. Healthcare Law
      1. HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule
      2. Protected Health Information
      3. Fraud and Abuse
      4. Stark Law
      5. False Claims Act
    3. Introduction to Health Insurance Terms
      1. Health Insurance Terms
      2. Managed Care
      3. Healthcare Provider Terms
      4. Third-Party Reimbursement Methods
    4. Pharmacology for Coders
      1. Definition of Pharmacology
      2. Generic and Brand Names
      3. Drug Classifications
      4. Therapeutic Uses of Medications
      5. Routes of Administration
      6. Formularies
      7. Medication Lists
    5. ICD-10-CM
      1. Overview of ICD-10-CM
      2. Format of ICD-10-CM
      3. ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines
      4. ICD-10-CM Coding Conventions
      5. Steps for Assigning ICD-10-CM Codes
    6. CPT and HCPCS Level II Coding
      1. Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
      2. Organization of the CPT Code Book
      3. CPT Coding Conventions
      4. Organization of the HCPCS Level II Code Book
      5. Steps for Assigning CPT and HCPCS Level II Codes
    7. Abstracting Information from Medical Documents
      1. Coding from SOAP Notes
      2. Coding from a Consultation Report
      3. Coding from Operative Reports
      4. Coding from Emergency Room Records
      5. Coding from Procedure Reports
    8. New Patients, Insurance Claims and EOBs
      1. Electronic, Paper and Hybrid Medical Records
      2. Practice Management Software
      3. Patient Portal
      4. Developing an Insurance Claim
      5. New Patient Procedures
      6. Medical Necessity
      7. Explanation of Benefits (EOB)
      8. Collection Practices
    9. Submitting Electronic Claims and CMS 1500
      1. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
      2. Electronic Claims Submission
      3. 1500 Claim Form
      4. National Uniform Claim Committee
    10. Blue Cross/Blue Shield
      1. Participating and Nonparticipating Providers
      2. Allowable Fee
      3. Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR)
      4. Blue Shield Claims Submission
    11. Medicare
      1. Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
      2. Participating and Nonparticipating Providers
      3. Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
      4. Supplemental Insurance
      5. NCCI
      6. Medicare Claims Submission
    12. Other Healthcare Programs
      1. Medicaid
      2. TRICARE
      3. CHAMPVA
      4. Workers' Compensation
      5. Claims Submission
    13. ICD-10-PCS (Optional Lesson)
      1. Overview of ICD-10-PCS
      2. ICD-10-PCS Code Structure
      3. Index and Table Conventions
      4. Code Components
      5. Definitions Used in ICD-10-PCS
    14. Survey of Hospital Billing
      1. Hospital Revenue Cycle
      2. Chargemaster
      3. Master Patient Index
      4. Prospective Payment Systems
      5. Principal Diagnosis
      6. Present On Admission
    15. Career Roadmap for Medical Billing and Coding – Find a Job Fast
      1. Introduction
      2. Succeeding in the Gig Economy
      3. Your Skills and Talents
      4. Your Résumé and Cover Letter
      5. Using Email and Social Media
      6. Connecting with Others
      7. Acing the Interview
      8. Negotiating Your Salary
      9. After You Land the Job
      10. Review and Reflect

Instructors & Support

Shonda Miles

Shonda Miles is a Certified Professional Coder, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, and holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration, Master's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Management). Shonda Miles has over 6 years in the healthcare industry. Shonda has expertise in coding and chart auditing Inpatient, Outpatient, and ER medical records. She is a member of AAPC, NAMAS and ACHE. She is currently employed with a university hospital as a Compliance Auditor. She resides in Shreveport, LA.

Bunny Reeves

Bunny Reeves is the senior ambulatory surgery coder at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She trains student coders at Maimonides Medical Center and previously trained and supervised entry-level coders at Staten Island's St. Vincent Medical Center. Reeves is a Certified Coding Specialist, accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. She worked as a medical office manager for ten years, where she recruited and trained all medical assistants. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.

LaTisha Cottingham

LaTisha Cottingham has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has six years of teaching experience in the field of medical billing and coding and Medical Assisting. Currently she is employed as an HIM Analyst for a Long-Term Care establishment that is based out of Alabama. Previously she was employed as the lead instructor for the Allied Health Department for a local career institute. LaTisha's field of expertise is in the area of physician-based inpatient coding and Emergency Department coding. The certifications that she holds are as follows: a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). In preparation for ICD-10-CM, LaTisha received her ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Certification from American Health Information Association (AHIMA), where she is currently a member. LaTisha is also a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the National Healthcare Association (NHA) where she is a test proctor.

Lydia S. Stewart

Lydia S. Stewart, RN, BSN, currently serves as the Revenue Cycle Manager at a large regional medical center. Lydia has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years, 15 of those years specializing in Critical Care Nursing and supervision. She is responsible for Medical Audits, Charge Capture, and governmental compliance audits and reviews. Lydia is a member of the Louisiana Medical Auditor Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Sharon L. Blackford

Sharon L. Blackford, MA, BA, RMA, has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She has a Master's degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and has served as a Registered Medical Assistant since 1994. Sharon was an active duty Clinical Specialist in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Sharon later moved to the Gulf Coast to accept a position as the Director of Education of Blue Cliff College and was promoted to Campus Director.

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Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, in order to sit for national certification exams, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent; therefore, it is recommended you have this before enrolling for this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Windows Media Player or a similar program.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Administrative Medical Assisting
  • A Guide to Health Insurance Billing
  • CPT Professional Edition
  • HCPCS Level II Professional
  • ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians with Guidelines
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions

After successfully completing your course, you'll also receive access to the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) online CPC Exam Review course, to help you study for your certification exam.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course actually prepares you for two certifications. Upon completion of all your coursework, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, both offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). You will receive vouchers for both exams after successfully completing the course and your financial obligation.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, NHA Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam vouchers are provided to you in the format of a digital registration process to enroll for the exam after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

What does CBCS stand for?

CBCS stands for Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, and it is a designation earned from the nationally-recognized National Healthcareer Association (NHA). With this credential, you'll gain billing and coding skills that are essential to various medical facilities including hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, nursing homes, mental health facilities, home healthcare agencies, and dental offices. Earning your CBCS credential will prove to prospective employers that you have what it takes to work with patient information, prevent fraud and abuse, support coding and billing practices, submit claims, and help healthcare providers gain maximum reimbursement for services.

What is the demand for administrative medical assistants?

The demand for Administrative Medical Assistants is high, and it is expected to grow 23 percent over the next several years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This job growth will result mainly from an increasing elderly population as well as advances in healthcare and medical office technology.

Are Medical Billers and Coders in high demand?

Yes. There is a high demand for qualified medical billing and coding professionals in the healthcare industry today. Demand will increase as the population in the Unites States ages. Jobs for these professionals are on the rise and expected to grow faster than average through 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What does an administrative medical assistant do?

An Administrative Medical Assistant manages all the front desk activities for a hospital, doctor's office, or other medical facility. This is an integral role in healthcare as it allows doctors and other medical staff to focus on caring for patients. In this role, you will need to have excellent customer service skills as you are often the first person that patients connect with at a medical facility. You will need to be able to multitask, deal with stress well, use computer systems, handle money, and communicate clearly and concisely. You'll master all of these things and more!

What is a certified medical administrative assistant?

A Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) is a certification earned by those who have proven their expertise in efficiently and effectively running healthcare offices. This nationally recognized designation is something that many employers are searching for in one of the fastest-growing careers today. Upon earning this certification, you'll be able to confidently handle correspondence, answer calls, schedule appointments, operate computer systems, maintain files, update and maintain patient information, and create operation reports for any medical practice, essential duties for any administrative medical assistant.

What is the difference between an administrative medical assistant and a medical assistant?

The difference between an Administrative Medical Assistant and a Medical Assistant is that while both positions can and do perform clerical tasks, a Medical Assistant also has the ability to perform some clinical tasks such as helping with examinations, giving injections, and preparing specimens for lab tests.

How much does an Administrative Medical Assistant make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Administrative Medical Assistants earn a median salary of $36,000. Your exact salary will vary, but the areas with the highest paying jobs for Administrative Medical Assistants include California, Idaho, Washington D.C., and Connecticut.

What does a Medical Biller and Coder do?

Medical Billers and Coders are responsible for processing patient data including medical records and related insurance. In this position, you will code a patient's diagnosis and then request payment from the patient's insurance company. You will play an important role in ensuring that healthcare providers are quickly and accurately paid for the treatment they give patients.

Where do you work as a Medical Biller and Coder?

Medical Billers and Coders work in a variety of settings. The most common settings include hospitals, doctors' offices and insurance agencies. Some medical billing and coding professionals work for companies that develop medical software, and some work for education institutions that work to train other medical billers and coders. Government agencies have also been known to employ medial billers and coders including the National Center for Health Statistics and Medicaid offices. You may also have the ability to work for a reputable company from your own home!

What is a day in the life of a Medical Biller and Coder like?

A day in the life of a Medical Biller and Coder is a rewarding one. You are responsible for ensuring that healthcare providers receive appropriate compensation for the care they provide as well as helping patients get the maximum benefit of their insurance. It is a job that requires a high level of attention to detail at all times because codes must be correct to produce appropriate bills for services. Much of your time will be spent in front of a computer organizing statements, reviewing bills, and performing quality control. You also may be required to negotiate with insurance companies via phone on behalf of providers or patients. It's also important to coordinate with other coders to ensure accuracy and adherence to standards. Finally, you'll want to keep up on the latest developments and regulations in the industry through continuing education.

What is the difference between a Medical Biller and a Medical Coder?

Medical billers are mainly responsible for submitting patient records to government agencies and insurance companies for services that have been provided in the care of the patient. Medical coders gather information on patient records and assign the proper codes for patient diagnosis which are then used by medical billers to submit claim forms.

Can you get a job as both a Medical Biller and a Medical Coder?

Other than a handful of exceptions, medical billing and medical coding are two separate professions. You do not need a degree for either profession, but successful coders usually obtain certification. This course will fully prepare you for a career as either a medical biller or a medical coder, including recommended certification. Once you've completed your training, you will decide which area fits your personality and career goals best and move in that direction.

Do medical billers or medical coders make more money?

Due to the more technical nature of the job and increased training required, medical coders do tend to make more than medical billers on an annual basis. Both medical billers and medical coders are in high demand. Medical billers earn a median salary of nearly $37,000. The salary of medical coder depends on a variety of different factors including certifications, specialties and experience, but the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) reports that their average salary is around $47,800.

What type of test is the CBCS exam?

The CBCS exam is a multiple-choice test. It is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions and you will have 2 hours to finish the exam. The exam must be completed in one sitting at a PSI testing center.

Is the CMAA a multiple-choice test?

Yes. The CMAA exam consists of 110 multiple-choice questions. The questions are weighted so some are worth more points than others, and you must score a minimum of 390 points in order to pass the exam. The exam must be taken at a PSI testing center, and you will be given 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete it.

What are the system requirements for the online certification exam proctoring?

System requirements for NHA certification exam proctoring are:

  • Operating system supported: Windows 7 and later; 32bit (x86) and 64bit (x64); Mac OS X and later.
  • Browsers supported: PSI Secure Lock-Down Browser
  • Browser settings: The browser must accept third-party cookies for the duration of the exam ONLY
  • Webcam/microphone: Minimum VGA 640 x 480 resolution, enabled built-in or external microphone
  • Bandwidth: Minimum 400 kb/s download and upload Hardware requirements: 2GB RAM Memory; 1 GB Free Disk Space, minimum 1368x768 screen resolution

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National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has a single goal: to improve the quality of patient care in all medical settings. NHA believes that increasing the knowledge, skills, and competency of healthcare professionals will result in improved patient care as well as better efficiency in the healthcare industry. NHA provides a variety of certifications that work toward achieving this goal. The organization is a nationally-recognized and highly-respected healthcare certification provider.