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What does a Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Specialist do?
The advantage of earning both your medical office assistant and billing certifications is that it opens the door to more opportunities in more advanced front-office positions. This edge allows you the flexibility to take on more specialized responsibilities like managing insurance claims, reimbursement and coding. You’ll likely also become an asset to your medical office team with your broad knowledge base and ability to assist in many departments.
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Specialist will see available jobs grow 22.5% over the next ten years
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Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
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Typically videos & presentations
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Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Specialist
According to BurningGlass Labor Insights, Medical Front Office Assistant jobs are projected to grow 22.5% over the next 10 years. While there will be high demand for qualified candidates, having the advantage of dual certifications will increase your job options.
Through our Medical Front Office Assistant and Administrative Specialist program, you’ll gain both medical receptionist training and billing and coding skills in only 19 weeks. Our program is comprised of four courses to build a thorough education and set you up for success – Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, Medical Office Procedures and Administration, Microsoft Office Basics, and Billing, Insurance and Coding.
When your program is complete, MedCerts covers your registration costs to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), sponsored through the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) and the Medical Coder & Biller Certification (MCBC), sponsored by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA). Some of the career options you’ll find with these certifications include patient services representative/care coordinator, medical office administration/assistant/specialist, medical secretary, medical receptionist and medical billing specialist.
Identify major laws, regulations and guidelines related to medical billing
Understand various insurance types, carriers and plans and appropriate rules for coverage determination
Recognize ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and modifiers and how to utilize them for billing
Comprehend payment adjudication, various claim statuses and the resubmission process
Gather, review and verify crucial patient information and documentation
Audit medical billing and prevent fraud and abuse assigning diagnostic and procedure codes and how to submit 'clean' claims for reimbursement
Submit reimbursement claims to insurers and optimize healthcare providers’ maximum payment for medical procedures performed
Comply with basic medical ethics as well as HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS regulations
Understand and utilize medical terminology for administrative duties in a medical facility
Evaluate a medical office’s scheduling needs and appropriately book patient services
Accurately obtain patient information, verify insurance coverage and prepare encounter forms
Correctly file medical records, and perform basic financial and other general office procedures
High School Diploma or GED
Web browser with internet connection
Course registration & payment
Expert-led video based training
eBook: Kinn's Medical Administrative Assistant
National Certification exam fee
Dedicated Student Success Advisors
Tailored support based on performance & behavior
Exam preparation process
Career Services Advisor
Medical Office Procedures and Administration
This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day to day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service.
Follow HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Laws
Understand the different kinds of insurances and plans
Perform Medical Front Office Procedures
Provide Patient Education
Microsoft Office Basics
This set of courses includes basic (Level 1) training on the 3 core applications within the Microsoft Office Suite. Students learn the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents and spreadsheets, and are trained to effectively use email communication tools in the office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel, and students will learn the basics of using email within Microsoft Outlook.
Prepare, edit, and enhance documents in Microsoft Word
Apply methods to organize, calculate, and analyze information using Microsoft Excel
Prepare and send professional email messages from within the Microsoft Outlook environment
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials
This course provides foundational knowledge required of an administrative allied healthcare professional with insight and focus on the role of the Insurance Billing Specialist. Emphasis is placed on the revenue cycle and basic insurance terminology. This includes topics related to HIPPA and HITECH laws and regulations, patient financial responsibility, insurance verification, government and commercial insurance plans, diagnosis coding using ICD-10-CM, procedure coding using CPT and HCPCS, modifiers, and the encounter form. CMS-1500 and HIPAA 837P claim formats, payment processing, claim follow up and collections are also addressed.
Describe the phases of the revenue cycle and gain an understanding of basic insurance terminology
Demonstrate knowledge of confidentiality and billing laws, regulations, and standards
Explain verification of patient financial responsibility and insurance information
Differentiate government and commercial insurance plans and determine which is primary
Apply ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes and modifiers based on coding guidelines
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