Physicians’ Office Assistant Professional with Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM)
Physician's Office Assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified physician's office assistants. As access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients, the nation’s healthcare system needs to move to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.
This program covers information on medical administration and assistance, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. Additionally, this program prepares learners to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. The content reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Provide an overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare professional
- Understand the role of the medical administrative assistant
- Describe the history of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics, and medical practice specialties
- Understand ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse, and compliance
- Employ office and patient communication techniques, conduct appointment scheduling and general office duties
- Employ technology in the healthcare environment
- Employ basic terminology used in the medical office
- Assist with medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record
- Implement HIPAA procedures and adhere to the patient bill of rights and confidentiality
- Understand financial and practice management
- Understand health insurance coverage, and billing and coding procedures
- Understand professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements
- Perform medical accounting, financial statements, cost analysis, and budgets for the medical practice
- Understand the fundamentals of specimen collection, laboratory safety and federal and state regulations
- Assist with medical emergencies
- Describe the role of the electronic health record specialist
- Explain the organization, storage, and management of the health record in a medical facility
- Explain the legal requirements related to health records and patient information
- Use EHR software to perform health record tasks
- Explain how the health record information is used to complete the claim information
- Discuss various reimbursement methodologies
There are several National Certification exams that are available to students who successfully complete this program:
- National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Exam
- National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) Exam
Note: Inclusion of National Certification exam vouchers vary from school and payment / finance method. To check if they are included, you may message any of our advisors through any of our available channels here
- MyCAA for Eligible US Military Spouses
MyCAA is a $4000 education grant for spouses of service members on active duty in paygrades E1-E5, W1-W2, O1-O2. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in the same paygrades, in title 10 orders, are also eligible.
MyCAA covers: tuition, externship and national certification exam vouchers
Our university partners provide, as job aids, at no extra cost: books / workbooks, laptop, mentor support, 12 mos subscription to CampusEd, job placement assistance.
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- Army Credentialing Assistance
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- Workforce Grant
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