Healthcare Information Program

Objectives:

The Healthcare Information Program is designed to empower students with skills and knowledge that will increase their workplace competency and introduce students to automated medical office software and health records. This balanced training program, covers premier industry certification preparation for Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, and the highly sought after Certified Professional Coder. Students will have the knowledge to work within a medical office and update medical records using current coding standards. Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer technologies is achieved and the student receives up-to-date training including a thorough understanding of HIPAA compliance regulations, office administration, medical terminology, procedural coding and diagnostic coding for electronic records. Students will be taught the skills needed to work with codes and standards including, but not limited to, demographics, medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, and billing information to populate medical and health records.  The training and learning is reinforced throughout the program with hundreds of real world scenarios (case studies) and practice test questions. The students will also have an understanding of medical coding needed for medical records. The student will have the skills needed to sit for the Medical Administrative Assistant certification, a Billing and Coding Specialist certification and Professional Coder certification.

This training can lead to a career as a Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks, Claims processor, Medical Coding and Billing Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Front Office Support, outpatient clinic support, insurance company coding specialist, governmental agency coding specialist, public health and home health agency coding specialist,  long term care facilities medical office support, Insurance Billing and coding specialist, Medical Secretary, Medical Records and Health Information technicians, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Office Specialist, Medical records claims processor, Reimbursement Specialist, Repricing Assistant, Secretary, Medical Records, and Healthcare Support.


HP01-03- Medical Office Procedures and Management Introducing the Automated Medical Office

This course will enable the student to learn about the different aspects of the Medical Office at different settings. It will incorporate what is and what is not appropriate in the Medical Office settings. It will start with how to become a successful student and finish with the students having the option to take the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification.

SYLLABUS – HP01-03 – Medical Office Procedures

HP05-Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology

This course prepares students with an understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the language of medical terminology.  The meanings of these terms are described in the context of how the body works in health and disease. The complexity of the medical language is simplified to facilitate the students understanding, use, and appropriate context applications.  Further, students learn to pronounce, spell, define, analyze, and discuss medical terminology related to disease, diagnosis, and treatment.  Medical abbreviations are also included.

SYLLABUS – HP-05 – Human Anatomy

HP06-Insurance Billing and Coding Essentials: Certification Series

This course prepares students to increase efficiency and streamline administrative procedures for medical billing and insurance claim processing. The course also covers coding, types of health insurance coverage, office and insurance claim processing collection strategies, Medicare, managed care and more.

SYLLABUS – HP-06 – Insurance Billing and Coding

HP11-HIPAA Awareness – Privacy and Confidentiality

This course provides students with knowledge of compliance regulations dealing with topics related to privacy and security within the framework and context of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

SYLLABUS – HP-11 – HIPAA Awareness

HP07-Medical Coding Certification Series: Fundamentals

This course prepares students for the knowledge and skills required for a career in medical coding.  The course also prepares the student for the optional designated certification “Certified Coding Professional” test provided by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

SYLLABUS – HP-07 – Medical Coding Fundamentals

HP08-Medical Coding Certification Series: Level 2

This advanced coding course further prepares students with the knowledge and skills required for a career in outpatient medical coding.  The student will apply coding knowledge abstracting from the outpatient case presentations, the codes required to bill insurance companies for services. The course prepares the student for the optional designated certification “Certified Coding Professional” (CPC) test provided by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

SYLLABUS – HP-08 – Medical Coding Level 2

HP09-Medical Coding Certification Series: Preparation and Practicum

The course provides a complete review of the medical coding processes and procedures including practice test activities and a simulated certification examination.  Students are presented nearly 200 realistic coding cases that typify the situations medical coders encounter on the job. The course prepares the student for the optional designated certification “Certified Coding Professional” (CPC) test provided by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

SYLLABUS – HP-09 – Medical Coding Preparation and Practicum

HP04- Computers and Office Applications   

This course focuses on the essential skills needed to successfully apply the Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook software products in office situations. Students will be able to create and modify documents, manipulate electronic spreadsheets, utilize office email, and work within databases.

SYLLABUS – HP-04 – Computers and Office Applications