Administrative Medical Specialist

ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL SPECIALIST WITH MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING
(Course ID: HLTH AMS1)
The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes billing and coding, processing insurance forms, and using medical software. According to the American Medical Association, there are more than 1.2 million Medical Specialists in the United States. This profession is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health. The Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding will give you the skills you need to find the job YOU are looking for as an Administrative Medical Specialist (AMS), Medical Billing Specialist, and/or Medical Coder. In addition to the extensive Medical Billing information, you will be taught every aspect of the Medical Receptionist/Front Desk position. This includes scheduling appointments, industry- specific techniques for filing, proper protocol for patient interaction, and hands-on training with a Practice Management system used in many doctor's offices around the country. This program also provides preparation for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) national certification exam. Upon successful completion of the Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing or coding in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the CCA national certification exam.

Some typical tasks for the AMS include:

  1. Receiving, making and documenting telephone calls.
  2. Scheduling appointments and registering of patient information.
  3. Performing insurance verification, pre-authorization and referral tasks.
  4. Preparing patient charts and maintaining medical records.
  5. Preparing and posting transactions on day sheets, charge tickets and patient accounts.
  6. Coding and billing insurance claims.
  7. Collecting patient payments and performing collection activities.

The career of an administrative medical specialist is a challenging one with new opportunities arising continuously. Job security is high for an individual who understands claims processing and billing regulations, possesses sharp coding skills, and is successful in appealing under-paid or denied insurance claims. Recent surveys of medical office personnel Help Wanted advertisements indicate the need for individuals with these skills. With this online AMS program, students will learn the job skills they need to be successful candidates in the workforce.

Please Note: This course prepares you for the CCA certification. You must also meet the Professional Association's Eligibility Requirements for the examination. The American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) eligibility requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent.

Upon registering, you are given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a 6-month extension at no additional charge.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL SPECIALIST WITH MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING + MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
(Course ID: HLTH AMS2)
This nationally recognized Administrative Medical Specialist (AMS) online training course with Medical Billing and Coding will give you the skills you need to find the job you are looking for as an Administrative Medical Specialist (AMS), Medical Billing Specialist, and/or Medical Coder.

The Medical Terminology online course for healthcare professionals introduces elements of medical terminology, such as the etymology of words used to describe the human body. Students learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathological conditions. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

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