Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist + Medical Terminology

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialist

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Online Medical Administration and Electronic Health Records Training

 

Become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialist

In today’s technology-centered healthcare system, medical administrative assistants use electronic health records (EHR) systems to track and manage patient care information. This 100% online course will train you for a career in healthcare and prepare you for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHR) certification exams.

 

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Job Outlook for Medical Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialists

  • Medical administrative assistants are one of the most in-demand support roles in healthcare, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data indicates job opportunities for medical assistants will grow by 23% overall by 2028, which equates to over 150,000 new jobs.
  • Medical Records Technicians/Specialists will see similarly job growth. According to CareerExplorer.com, job opportunities for medical records specialists are expected to grow up to 13.5% by 2026.
  • In working with healthcare providers and professionals, NHA has seen a growing need for medical administrative assistants to work with EHR systems. According to PayScale.com, such highly qualified EHRS specialists can expect to earn $49,000 per year, on average.

 

Medical Administrative Assistant/EHR Specialist FAQs

HOW DO MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS USE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEMS?

According to the NHA, medical administrative assistants can enter information into EHR systems. In many cases, medical assistants who take on this responsibility help doctors see and treat patients more efficiently and may help reduce errors in medical procedures and their documentation.

 

WHAT DOES ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS WORK INVOLVE?

EHR work is focused on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition. EHR Specialist job activities might include:

  • Auditing patient records for compliance with government or insurance requirements
  • Abstracting clinical information for reporting purposes
  • Performing basic coding for reimbursement claims
  • Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Reviewing patient records for completion and accuracy
  • Collecting patient information for demographic and insurance reports
  • Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

 

IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR A MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT?

Getting certified validate one’s skill set and dedication to a healthcare career. Similarly, getting a focused certification like the CEHR proves one’s specialized skills and ability to handle a broader set of responsibilities in a healthcare facility. The NHA also notes that many healthcare organizations now require certification for career paths that lead to promotion.

 

Course Objectives

  • Prepare to take and pass the NHA’s CMAA and CEHR exams
  • Gain specialized skills needed to contribute to a healthcare team in an ambulatory setting
  • Learn the principles and practices of ethical behavior, therapeutic communication, patient privacy laws, medical terminology, and administrative procedures
  • Gain hands-on experience using real EHR software
  • Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule
  • Summarize the basic guidelines for the administration of injections
  • Managing patient visits, arranging follow-up care, and issuing prescriptions
  • Establish the appropriate EHR for a healthcare practice
  • Track of vital information such as patient allergies and medications
  • Communicate with patients and report public health information

 

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Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you will need a high school diploma or GED to take the CMAA and CEHRS exams.

 

Curriculum

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

THE LYMPHATIC AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS

THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

THE URINARY SYSTEM

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

THE SPECIAL SENSES THE EYES AND EARS

THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES, NUCLEAR MEDICINE, PHARMACOLOGY

 

CERTIFIED MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

BECOMING AN ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT

MANAGING STRESS AND IMPROVING COMMUNICATION

LAW, ETHICS AND HEALTHCARE

IMPROVING YOUR MEDICAL OFFICE

COMPUTERS IN THE AMBULATORY CARE SETTING

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND PATIENT SCHEDULING

MIDTERM

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: WORD PARTS, PLURALS, ABBREVIATIONS

MANAGING MEDICAL RECORDS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

WORKING WITH MEDICAL DOCUMENTS

MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING: AN OVERVIEW

DAILY FINANCIAL PRACTICES

THE ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT AS OFFICE MANAGER

FINAL

 

CERTIFIED ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST

AN OVERVIEW OF EHR AND CEHRS

STEPS TO EHR IMPLEMENTATION

THE EHR FRAMEWORK

HIPAA REQUIREMENTS AND EHR SYSTEMS

THE EHR AND RECORD CONTENT

PATIENT VISIT MANAGEMENT

PROBLEM, MEDICATION, AND ALLERGY LISTS

EXAMINATION/ASSESSMENT NOTES, GRAPHICS, AND CHARTS

TREATMENT PLANS, ORDERS, AND RESULTS

MEDICATION ORDERS AND ADMINISTRATION

PATIENT COMMUNICATIONS

CODING, BILLING, AND PRACTICE REPORTS

RESEARCH, REGISTRIES, AND REPORTABLE EVENTS

PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS AND CONTINUING CARE RECORDS

 

Instructors

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. EHR clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. She worked as a medical office manager for ten years, where she recruited and trained all medical assistants. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.

 

Jennifer Della'Zanna

Jennifer Della'Zanna has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having worked as a medical transcriptionist, practice administrator, biller, and coding specialist. She writes courses and study guides on the use of technology in health care and regularly contributes to publications about health issues. Della'Zanna is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Albright College.

 

Rachael Delekta

Rachael Delekta is an MBA in Healthcare Administration and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist. Rachael has been in the health care field for over ten years. She has worked mostly on the insurance side of things, as a customer service manager for dental insurance, a claims and customer service coach, and a workers' compensation case management biller and auditor. She works daily with medical records and healthcare software.

 

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns EHR own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.

 

Registration and Enrollment

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