Medical Records Specialist Contunuing Heath Education

Expand your career opportunities and increase income potential by becoming a Electronic Health Records and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. College of Allied Health Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Contunuing Heath Education Program provides anexcellent opportunity to become a specialist in this growing and rewarding field. nahce's Online Electronic Health Records and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Contunuing Heath Education Contunuing Heath Education Program is a convenient and flexible online program designed for knowledgeable and career driven health career professionals. It is designed to provide the comprehensive Medical Billing and Coding education to succeed in this specialized career field.

After our students complete the program they receive the nahce Medical Records Specialist Contunuing Heath Education and are registered to take the National Healthcareers Association's Electronic Health Records and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist National Exams. nahce is a stand-alone educational credential.

Online Medical Records Specialist Contunuing Heath Education Program

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Medical Records Specialist

Medical Records Specialist deliver a primary service to hospitals, physician’s offices and outpatient clinics. Whenever a patient receives a healthcare service electronic health records are employed to manage health condition and treatment information for insurance and reimbusment purposes. The healthcare service provider needs to document the services and convert them into a billing claim. Medical Records Specialist manage and organize the health information databases and registries to assuring the accuracy, accessibility, privacy and security of a patients health information. They abstract the data from documentation and use classification software to assign the most appropriate medical codes and make sure the practice receives payment for the services the health care provider performs. Electronic Health Records / Medical billing and coding Specialist routinely assess medical records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data. Medical Records Specialist are typically employed in mostly all healthcare facilities..

Health Information Technicians held about 186,300 jobs in 2012. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of health care providers, could lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the health care industry. Prospects will be best for those with a associate degree in health information. As EHR systems continue to become more common, Medical Records Specialist Contunuing Heath Education Specialists with computer skills will be needed to use them. Most Medical Records Specialist Contunuing Heath Education Specialists work in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Others work in nursing care facilities or for government entities. Technicians typically work at desks or in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer monitors.

The median annual wage for Health Information Technicians was $34,160 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,250, and the top 10 percent earned more than $56,200.

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Medical Records Specialist Online Program

Our Medical Records Specialist Contunuing Heath Education Online Program is a great opportunity to receive the highest quality online education. The program is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. This program is convenient, affordable and the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system. You can complete the program on your study schedulee and conveniently access your course ware at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  • Students CASE STUDYS provide students with the opportunity to exercise both the knowledge cluster as well as the coding process on their own.
  • PRACTICES provides an opportunity for students to evaluate their coding skills with these 15 short case scenarios.
  • SIMULATIONS provides five specific case studies ( redacted ) to test students' capability to abstract physician’s messages and find the most accurate code or codes.
  • EXAMPLES are offered to establish a association in the reader’s thoughts between the concept and its use in the workplace.
  • SCENARIOS. These scenarios walk students through abstracting the physician’s notes and carrying out the coding process to discover the most accurate code or codes.
  • Combines the right mix of rich functionality and intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete clinical and clerical documentation.
  • Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and quizzes.
  • Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
  • An abundance of screen captures and menu icons from SpringCharts Electronic Health Records EHR software provide step-by-step instructions for easy reference and application.
  • Dedicated chapters on ICD-10-CM/PCS and HCPCS offer specialized, in-depth coverage to prepare coders for every aspect of medical coding.
  • Preparation for boxes provide guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the Billing and Coding, (CCA), (CCS), (CCS_P), examinations.
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Medical Records Specialist

Weeks to complete: 44
Required Courses:

  • Practice Management Applications
  • Why Adopt Electronic Health Record Applications?
  • Electronic Health Record Applications
  • The Flow of Information from Registration through Processing of the Claim
  • The Professionals Who Maintain and Use Health Information
  • Data versus Information
  • Computer-Based Health Information Media
  • Screen-Based Data Collection Tools
  • Collecting Data Elements
  • Electronic Health (Medical) Records (EHR) (EMR)
  • Laws, Regulations, and Standards
  • Similarities and Differences between a Physician's Office and Hospital Information Systems
  • Maintaining Health Records: An Overview
  • Administrative Data Elements
  • Administrative Uses of Data
  • Accountable Care
  • The Master Patient (Person) Index (MPI)
  • Registering a New Patient in PrimeSUITE
  • Scheduling an Appointment
  • Editing Demographic Data
  • Checking in a Patient
  • Capture Insurance Information
  • Utilize the Help Feature
  • Forms as Data Collection Tools
  • The Past Medical, Surgical, Family, and Social Histories
  • Handling Inconsistent or Unclear Information
  • Documenting Vital Signs
  • The SOAP Note
  • The History of Present Illness (HPI)
  • The Review of Systems (ROS)
  • The Physical Exam
  • Medical Dictation and Transcription
  • Voice (Speech) Recognition Technology
  • Electronic Prescribing (ePrescribing)
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
  • Tracking Physicians' Orders
  • The Problem List
  • Claims Management—Why and How
  • Use of an Encounter Form
  • The Claims Process Using PrimeSUITE
  • Diagnosis and Procedure Coding Using PrimeSUITE
  • The Relationship between Documentation and Coding
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Accounts Receivable—Getting Paid
  • Managing Accounts Receivable in PrimeSUITE
  • Compliance
  • The HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards
  • Evaluating an EHR System for HIPAA Compliance
  • The Role of in EHR Implementation
  • Applying Security Measures
  • Handling Sensitive and Restricted Access
  • Data Integrity
  • Apply Policies and Procedures to Release Health Information Using PrimeSUITE
  • Accounting of Information Disclosures
  • Information Exchange
  • Compliance Plans
  • Safeguarding Your System and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Internal Communications
  • Importing Documents to the EHR
  • Master Files and Templates
  • Customization
  • Using Software to Organize Your Work—Task Lists
  • Using Software as a Reminder
  • Using the Dashboard in PrimeSUITE to Meet Meaningful Use Standards
  • Data and Information Used in Decision Support
  • Use of Report-Writer for System Reports
  • Custom Report Writing
  • Uses of Indexes
  • Uses of Registries
  • The Credentialing Process
  • Health Information versus Health Informatics
  • Barriers to Adopting an Electronic Health Record
  • Emerging Technologies and Models
  • Making the World of Health Informatics User-Friendly and Convenient
  • Virtual Private Networks—Advancing the Use of EHRs Remotely Yet Securely
You’ll learn the manual and Level II National Codes ( HCPCS ), the newest codes and explore the ICD-9 and ICD-10 system to describe diagnoses and procedures and the coding issues related to the complex cardiovascular system, specialty practice coding. Students will acquire the ability to provide accurate and consistent codes for services given in any healthcare facility setting.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Introduction to Coding and
  • Introduction to Modifiers
  • Evaluation and Management Codes, Part 1: Key Components
  • Evaluation and Management Codes, Part 2: Preventive Medicine, Long-Term Care Services, Critical Care, and Modifiers
  • Anesthesia Coding
  • Surgery Coding, Part 1: The Global Surgical Package, Surgical Modifiers, and Surgery Guidelines–Integumentary System
  • Surgery Coding, Part 2: Surgery Guidelines–Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Urinary, Genital, Nervous, Visual, and Auditory Systems
  • Radiology Coding
  • Pathology and Laboratory Coding
  • Medicine Coding
  • Category II and Category III Coding
  • HCPCS Level II Coding: Introduction and Guidelines
  • Coding Medical Supplies, Durable Medical Equipment, Pharmaceutical, and Ambulance & Other Transportation Services
  • HCPCS Level II Modifiers
  • ICD-10-PCS
  • Introduction to ICD-10-PCS
  • Procedure Coding Practicum
This program was created to increase skills in using coding systems and resources to choose the accurate code for inpatient and outpatient diagnoses, procedures, and services from the patient record. This program adequately covers Anatomy & Physiology, as well as pharmacology, giving students the knowledge they need for ICD-10-CM coding. The course also provides expanded coverage of ICD-10-CM guidelines and new revisions to coding guidelines helping to prepare students for implementation of ICD-10 in October 2016.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduction to Diagnostic Coding
  • Introduction to the ICD-10-CM
  • General Guidelines and Notations
  • Coding Infectious Diseases (A00-B99)
  • Coding Neoplasms (C00-D49)
  • Coding Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism (D50-D89)
  • Coding Conditions of the Endocrine and Metabolic Systems (E00-E89)
  • Mental and Behavioral Disorders (F01-F99)
  • Diseases of the Nervous System (G00-G99)
  • Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00-H59)
  • Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process (H60-H95)
  • Coding Circulatory Conditions (I00-I99)
  • Coding Respiratory Conditions (J00-J99)
  • Coding Diseases of the Digestive System (K00-K94)
  • Coding Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues (L00-L99)
  • Coding Musculoskeletal Conditions (M00-M99)
  • Diseases of the Urinary System (N00-N99)
  • Coding Obstetrics and Gynecology (O00-O99)
  • Coding Congenital and Pediatric Conditions (P00-P96)(Q00-Q99)
  • Coding Injuries, Poisonings and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes [Including Burns] (S00-T88)
  • Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact With Health Services (Z00-Z99)
  • Hospital (Inpatient) Diagnosis Coding
  • Complete Diagnostic Coding Review
After successful completion of this study course students have the ability to participate in the Health Education Externship and Capstone to perform skills required of a practicing Medical Records Specialist. Begin your search now for the ideal nahce sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE's Health Career Staffing Center.
Optional Prerequisite:
This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular

Medical Records Specialist Diploma

nahce Medical Records Specialist Diploma tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of education and credentials recognition and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. Our graduates receive the education and credentials required to pursue jobs in the high demanding field of Electronic Health Records. After program completion your will be a stand-alone educational credential. It will also be an earned academic credit towards other or degree programs.

Our advanced Medical Records Specialist Contunuing Heath Education Program meets the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. After successful completion of the Electronic Health Records Specialist program you will receive the nahce Electronic Health Records Specialist Diploma and be eligible to sit for the Billing and Coding Specialist and Electronic Health Records Specialist Exam for National Certification.

nahce is a Contunuing Heath Education provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s through National Health Career Association, Inc.

nahce is a Contunuing Heath Education provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s through National Healthcareers Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for nahce Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • nahce Medical Records Specialist Diploma
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Medical Billing and Coding and Electronic Health Records Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Medical Records Specialist for a minimum of 2 years.
Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Records Specialist Tuition and Financing

Medical Records Specialist Contunuing Heath Education Program
All Tracks Online Learning Platform
Cost Per Credit $59
Number of Major Credits 28 credits
Tuition Cost

EBooks and optional textbook hard copies purchased separately. All associated fees are included in the price of tuition.

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