Medical Office Management with Billing and Coding

Medical Office Management with Billing and Coding (CMAA & CBCS)

The Medical Office Manager with Medical Terminology program, including the CMAA and CBCS preparation, prepares individuals to manage the front office of a medical practice.

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Medical Office Management with Billing and Coding Online Training

What is this program all about?

The Medical Office Management with Billing and Coding program prepares individuals to manage the front office of a medical practice, as well as seek employment as a claims examiner, medical biller, medical coder, or other related occupations in the medical industry.

What is medical office management?

Medical Office Management involves managing the daily operations of a medical or a healthcare facility. This course introduces you to the overall business operations of a medical office and your role as a medical office manager. These include personnel management, vendor management, front office management, as well as billing and payment management. You will also learn about medical records and the importance of the computerization of a medical office.

What is medical billing and coding?

Medical coding involves converting healthcare diagnoses, procedures, medical services and equipment into universal alphanumeric codes.

Medical billing, on the other hand, is the process of submitting claims to health insurance companies in order to receive payment for the services rendered in a medical facility.

Coding and billing are separate processes, but in some cases, one person can be tasked to do both.

Why do I need to take training for medical office management with billing and coding?

Medical businesses need employees to handle the daily business activities. They value employees with varied skills, including billing and coding knowledge, financial management, policy and procedure development, and employee management.

As in any fields, having different skill sets gives you an advantage when it comes to being hired. With just one program, you will learn a variety of skills that will enable you to manage and run a medical facility. You get medical office management, medical billing and medical coding all in one program!

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Program Title:

AHP-MOM03 -Medical Office Management with Billing and Coding (CMAA CBCS)

Program Duration:

690 Hours/6 months

Program Price:

$3,995

Program Description:

The Medical Office Manager with Medical Terminology program, including the CMAA and CBCS preparation, prepares individuals to manage the front office of a medical practice, as well as seek employment as a claims examiner, medical biller, medical coder, or other related occupations in the medical industry. Program graduates will be employable by private health care practices, clinics, government agencies, insurance companies, and other health care facilities. The program teaches the student how to conduct the key managerial tasks needed to help run a successful practice, evaluate coding and billing practices, and provides the tools for developing compliance programs that will meet the standards of the health care rules and regulations.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment. Program graduates can manage the practice’s financials, implement policies procedures, and perform marketing and human resource duties. Additionally, they will use a universally recognized coding system and ensure correct coding in compliance with federal regulations and insurance requirements.

The program includes the online study guides, practices exams, and CMAA and CBCS exam voucher to sit for the NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exams.

Program Course Details:

Medical Terminology: 50 Hours

Knowledge of Medical Terminology is integral for any medical professional seeking a complete understanding of medical vocabulary. In this course, you will come across terminology used in everyday medical language. You will learn how a majority of medical terms can be broken up into word roots, combining vowels, prefixes, and suffixes to arrive at their meanings. You will also learn complementary terms, abbreviations, and words that cannot be broken into parts. You will be able to recognize the definitions, spellings, and correct pronunciations of a large number of medical terms. Through scenarios and interactivities, this course will provide you with ample opportunity to apply and practice the concepts learned, and prepare you for your role as a professional in the healthcare industry.

Medical Coding: 200 Hours

Medical Coding introduces you to the three types of medical coding systems used in health care: ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to transform medical descriptions of diagnoses and procedures into codes using reimbursement and coding guidelines.

Through scenarios and interactivities, this course provides you with ample opportunity to apply and practice the concepts learned. This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career in medical coding and related professions.

Medical Billing: 140 Hours

The complexities of medical billing require professionals who have a complete understanding of the reimbursement process. This course introduces you to the fundamentals of medical billing, which include forms preparation, processing, and follow-up for reimbursement. In addition, you will learn about the evolution of medical reimbursement, reimbursement methodologies, legal and regulatory issues, national diagnosis systems, and procedure coding systems. Through scenarios and interactivities, this course provides you with ample opportunity to apply and practice the concepts learned and prepares you for your role as a professional in the health insurance industry.

Medical Office Management: 300 Hours

Medical Office Management involves managing the daily operations of a medical/healthcare facility. This course introduces you to the overall business operations of a medical office. You will learn the specifics of the role of a medical office manager. These include personnel management, vendor management, front office management, as well as billing and payment management. You will also learn about medical records and the importance of the computerization of a medical office. This course is valuable for all those preparing for a career as a medical office manager.

Through scenarios and interactivities, this course provides you with ample opportunity to apply and practice the concepts learned, and prepares you for your role as a professional in the health insurance industry.

Billing and Coding Specialist Certification Online Preparation:

This resource helps prepare you for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam with these invaluable and comprehensive printed study guide and online practice test resources aligned to the NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam blueprint.

Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Online Study Guide and Practice Test:

This resource helps prepare you for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam with an engaging online study guide and online practice test. This combination provides remediation directed back to areas needing attention. Resources are aligned to the NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam blueprint.

CBCS and CMAA National Exams Information:

Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exams, through NHA, have 2 prerequisites:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • And have successfully completed a related training program

Program Classroom Link:

https://lms.360training.com/lms/login.do

Program Shippable Materials:

  • Understanding Health Insurance Billing textbook
  • ICD10
  • CPT
  • Step by Step Coding
  • HCPCS
  • Exploring Medical Language
  • Medical Office Management

*Note: The standard shipping process usually requires 10-14 business days within the US. Weekends or holidays do not count. International/APO/ FPO/ PO Box address may experience delays. Please be aware that your materials will not be shipped until your start date.

Program System Requirements:

Operating System:

  • Windows XP SP2 or newer Mac OSX or higher

Hardware:

  • Video card
  • Sound card
  • 512 MB RAM or greater of memory

Software:

Web Browser:

  • The most recent version of browsers: Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer.
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Pop-ups must be enabled/allowed

Other:

  • Headphones or Speakers

Career Information:

A medical office management career is a good fit for those interested in managing others, being the boss, working in an office, helping others, variety, and challenges. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , there were 303,000 medical and health services managers in 2010. Medical office managers are employed in organizations, such as

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Group medical practices

Medical businesses need employees to handle the daily business activities. They value employees with varied skills, including billing and coding knowledge, financial management, policy and procedure development, and employee management. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active longer, it is no surprise that this career has very strong growth potential in the coming years.

A Certified Billing and Coding Specialist’s main focus is on converting a medical procedure, diagnosis, or symptom into specific codes for submitting a claim for reimbursement. As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Accurately locate documentation in the patient record to support coding and billing process
  • Accurately assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
  • Submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures
  • Coach providers on the best documentation practices to support quality coding and optimal reimbursement

Benefits to obtaining a Billing and Coding Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, and increased subject matter expertise.

A Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) will perform routine administrative tasks to help keep the physicians’ offices and clinics running efficiently. As a CMAA, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Review and answer practice correspondence
  • Operate computer systems or other types of technology to accomplish office tasks
  • Answer calls, schedule appointments, greet patients, and maintain files
  • Update and maintain patient and other practice-specific information
  • Coordinate collection and preparation of operating reports such as time and attendance

Benefits to obtaining a Medical Administrative Assistant Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, and increased subject matter expertise.

Ana McNatt, CMT

For over 30 years, Ana has built a career in both the legal and medical fields. She has worked in the legal field for 15 years – from receptionist to paralegal and then a judicial assistant for the San Diego County Superior Court. She also spent 20 years in the medical field, starting as a nursing school student, then a clinical historian. Currently, she is a Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) and has worked as a medical transcriptionist for 13 years.

An experienced instructor, she finds tremendous satisfaction in helping students be successful in their desired career path. Born in Arizona, Ana currently resides in San Diego with her husband and is the proud mother of 4 children.

Wendy Dillon

Wendy brings with her more than 25 years experience in billing, coding, medical office management and medical assisting. Her background includes positions as a clerical medical assistant, clinical medical assistant, medical records technician, medical transcriptionist, emergency medical technician, Emergency Department unit clerk, medical office manager, biller and coder. In addition to emergency medicine, she has worked in the specialties of urgent care, family practice, general practice, dermatology, otorhinolaryngology, orthopedics and audiology.

Wendy is certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and by the Practice Management Institute (PMI) as a Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM). As an office manager/biller/coder, she was a member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association of Practice Managers, Michigan Medical Group Managers, Michigan Medical Billers Association. She also served as a committee member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association of Practice Managers Education Committee and the Michigan Osteopathic Association Informatics and Technology Committee.

Instructor’s Program Schedule and Contact Information

Availability: Sun-Thursday 1PM-4PM, 7PM–10PM Central
Phone: 512-539-2741 (Voicemail Only)

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/wendydillon360/

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