Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant - Online

@ Kauai Community College

Description

Learn what it takes to have a successful career as an administrative medical assistant in the exciting and high-demand world of healthcare. In this course, you'll master the basics of scheduling patients' appointments, surgeries, and hospital admissions. In addition, you'll discover how to create, maintain, and file medical charts. You'll also find out how to verify patients' insurance, create encounter forms (charge tickets), post charges, obtain pre-authorizations from insurers, and schedule return visits. After that, we'll go behind the scenes as you learn how to apply diagnostic and procedure codes to patients' accounts and bill their insurance companies. Next, we'll explore additional accounts receivable tasks including posting payments and adjustments, billing secondary insurance, and following up on unpaid insurance claims. You'll also learn what a day sheet is, why it's important, and how to keep track of all your patient accounts on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Finally, we'll delve into the basics of keeping a medical office running smoothly?from ordering supplies to scheduling staff meetings and making travel arrangements. If you're organized, you're a "people person," and you're interested in a secure job in the healthcare field, a career as an administrative medical assistant may be just what you're looking for. This course will set you on the path to that career and help you determine which aspect of medical information management?from patient contact to billing and coding?suits you best.

Credentials Available

Certificate of Professional Development

Cost of Program

$129   –   "Do I have to pay this?"

Program Duration

Total Weeks

6.0

Total Hours

24.0

Program Categories

"Green" program?

No

C3T program?

No

APPRENTICESHIP program?

No

"I'd like to enroll in this program — now what?"

About This Provider

Kauai Community College

Offering training in Kaua'i County
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Description of School

It is an accredited 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves. OCET is committed to providing professional development and personal enrichment classes.

Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency

Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Financial Aid Options

Yes, Kauai Community College has a financial aid department.

Yes

This provider is accessible to people with disabilities.

Yes

This provider does offer job placement services to its students.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Office of Continuing Education and Training

Address:
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:
(808) 245-8318

Fax:
(808) 245-8271

Email:
OCET@hawaii.edu

Website:
kauai.hawaii.edu

ETP Approval Dates

Last Approved On: January 1, 2013
Valid Through: June 30, 2017