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Everest College, Medical Assisting:
Program availability may vary by campus.
Have you dreamed of starting a career in the medical field, but weren't sure where to begin? Consider the role of Medical Assistant, which in recent years has become an integral part of the healthcare arena. Medical Assistants are educated in both administrative and clinical procedures, and can be capable of filling a variety of positions.
Our education program is divided into learning units called modules. You must complete the modules in their entirety, in any sequence, to successfully complete this curriculum.
The courses of the Medical Assisting program encompass lecture, theory and laboratory work in the following areas:
Clinical assisting and pharmacology
Medical insurance, bookkeeping and health sciences
Cardiopulmonary and electrocardiography
Endocrinology and reproduction
Upon successful completion of the modules, you are required to participate in an externship. This program can provide you with the opportunity to interact with patients and apply the principles and practices learned in the classroom.
You may be prepared to maintain the highest quality of patient care; take vital signs, run laboratory and diagnostic tests, all while utilizing your organization, communication and management skills. You may gain employment in a clinic, doctor's office, nursing home, medical supply business, home healthcare agency, insurance company or pharmaceutical company.
Everest College, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding:
Medical billing and its related occupations offer opportunities in the healthcare industry.
You may learn the basic concepts and procedures to perform the tasks involved in health insurance as well as insurance claim forms. You may also gain knowledge of basic coding definitions and how to apply those codes to medical documentation.
The Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program includes:
Claims processing and collection strategies
Current procedural coding
To succeed in this field, you may need to possess a combination of skills. A thorough knowledge of medical terminology, preparing and processing of insurance claims, set up and maintenance of patient records, and proper code selection and application are all tools for this profession. Strong computer and keyboarding skills are also vital to the effectiveness of these jobs.
This program offers simulated practice where you manually and electronically prepare insurance claims. You can practice interviewing and documenting skills to obtain the necessary patient information for successfully completing and managing claims.