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Self-paced eLearning course includes 6-months access to online content, all eBooks, supplemental content, and related course materials, as applicable

Tuition: $2,599

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Contact: Call (434) 973-1945 for more information

PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE ASSISTANT WITH ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS MANAGEMENT ONLINE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

Now you can study to become a certified healthcare professional at your own pace and within your schedule. The PHYSICAN'S OFFICE ASSISTANT WITH ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS MANAGEMENT ONLINE program is offered by CATEC with interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs, and a student portal with career resources. For more information, click here.

THE PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE ASSISANT WITH ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROFESSION

Physician's Office Assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified physician's office assistants. As access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients, the nation’s healthcare system needs to move to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand. 

THE PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE ASSISTANT WITH ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Physician's Office Assistant program from CATEC will prepare students for a position as a Physician’s Office Assistant. This course covers the following key areas and topics:   

  • Medical administration and assistance 

  • Interpersonal skills 

  • Medical ethics and law 

  • Medical terminology 

  • Basics of insurance billing and coding 

  • Telephone techniques 

  • Scheduling appointments 

  • Medical records management 

  • Management of practice finances 

  • Understanding and using electronic records in a medical practice 

  • Implementation and management of electronic health information  

  • Using common electronic data interchange systems 

  • Maintaining the requirements of the electronic health record 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.  

  • Numerous national certification exams are available for students who complete this course including National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (MAAC) and Electronic Health Records Management Certification (EHRM) 

DETAILED COURSE TOPICS COVERED

  • Provide an overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare professional 

  • Understand the role of the medical administrative assistant 

  • Describe the history of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics, and medical practice specialties 

  • Understand ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse, and compliance 

  • Employ office and patient communication techniques, conduct appointment scheduling and general office duties 

  • Employ technology in the healthcare environment 

  • Employ basic terminology used in the medical office 

  • Assist with medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record 

  • Implement HIPAA procedures and adhere to the patient bill of rights and confidentiality 

  • Understand financial and practice management 

  • Understand health insurance coverage, and billing and coding procedures 

  • Understand professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements 

  • Perform medical accounting, financial statements, cost analysis, and budgets for the medical practice 

  • Understand the fundamentals of specimen collection, laboratory safety and federal and state regulations 

  • Assist with medical emergencies 

  • Describe the role of the electronic health record specialist 

  • Explain the organization, storage, and management of the health record in a medical facility 

  • Explain the legal requirements related to health records and patient information 

  • Use EHR software to perform health record tasks 

  • Explain how the health record information is used to complete the claim information 

  • Discuss various reimbursement methodologies  

 EACH COURSE INCLUDES

  • 24/7 instructor support and course mentoring 

  • Student and instructor collaboration 

  • Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations 

  • Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking 

  • National and state certification opportunities 

  • A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources 

HOW TO ENROLL

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CONTACT US

For inquiries about our Adult Education and Apprenticeship programs, contact:

  • Emily Thomas, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Office Associate/Database Administrator, by email or call (434) 973-1945

  • Shannon Tomlin, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Program Manager, by email or call (434) 973-1945