Program Description

Upon successful completion of either of these courses, each student will have the knowledge and training to enter the field of Medical Administrative Assistant at the entry level. Both of these programs include a foundation of administrative and business practices specific to the medical field, including medical billing and medical coding, electronic health records, billing and office administration. Computer security, communication skills, scheduling and HIPAA rules and regulations are also an integral part of the program. Successful completion will allow the student to take an important role in both the administrative and clinical operations of a doctor’s office, ambulatory care center, nursing home, clinic or other facility.

This program offers training in medical office management and  ethical, legal, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. You will achieve hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and be able to work with the main coding manual ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will also 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.

According to BLS, the 2017 median $18.83/hour with a “Much faster than average” job outlook.

Textbooks

  • Step by Step Medical Coding 2017
    Text and Workbook
  • Kinn The Medical Assistant, 13th Edition
    Text, Study Guide & Procedure Checklist Manual Package