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The healthcare and health insurance industries generate an enormous number of medical and patient records. In a medical billing and coding career, you are responsible for classifying individual diagnoses and medical procedures for billing and reimbursement purposes with ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and PCS codes. You’ll typically work in an office environment at a computer workstation reviewing electronic healthcare records (or EHR).
You’ll learn about medical terminology and the reference codes used for reimbursement between the doctor’s office or hospital and the insurance companies. You’ll also study office management, computer basics, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology. Students in this program will receive hands-on training in medical billing software and in the completion, submission, and claims resolution techniques for CMS-1500 and UB04 forms.
Toward the completion of your program, all students will participate in an internship that lets you practice your new skills in a real healthcare setting with professional supervision.
MAs perform a wide variety of functions, depending on the type of office they work within. Administrative duties might include supporting, scheduling, and communicating with patients; documenting vitals; billing; and general office management.
At the same time, MAs may have clinical responsibilities, such as taking vital signs; explaining procedures; preparing patients for exams; taking medical histories; and helping doctors and nurses during procedures, such as lab work collection, administering medications, authorizing pharmacies to refill prescriptions, performing diagnostic tests, changing dressings, managing equipment, and more.
As an MA, you may also have phlebotomy tasks, such as drawing blood samples from patients to test for illness and health conditions. Depending on where you work, you may also be entering patient, specimen, and insurance information into billing systems; organizing blood-drawing trays; and taking inventories of, and sterilizing equipment.
Toward the completion of your program, students participate in an internship that lets you practice your new skills in a real healthcare setting with professional supervision.
Medical office administration includes a wide range of administrative activities, such as organizing files, preparing documents, scheduling appointments, checking in patients, and collecting payments. Additionally, as a medical office administrator, you may be responsible for helping order supplies, assisting staff with various office functions, handling mail, and recordkeeping.
This residential training program at the Erie or Pittsburgh, PA campuses will teach you to perform these administrative and clerical skills so that you can contribute and support a medical office in a meaningful way.
The 9-month program does not require an internship and can be completed on-campus or by taking some classes on a traditional campus (in classrooms) and some courses online from your home. If you do not live in or near Erie or Pittsburgh, PA and you wish to student Medical Office Administration, you can complete a similar program at IMBC, offered entirely online.
Additionally, there is no certification required to work in this field so you can get started immediately upon graduation. IMBC’s career services team will help you search for and apply to various job openings.
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