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Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep
Course Code: MSM106
ACCESS LENGTH: 12 MONTHS
DELIVERY: ONLINE, SELF-PACED
This course prepares the student to take the following certificaton exam(s):
- American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Electronic Health Record Certification OR
- National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)
The price of the course INCLUDES the price of the certification exam.
It is so important for students entering the workforce to be well prepared for the challenges found there. For those students hoping for a career in health care, it is imperative that they have an understanding of electronic health records and how those records impact patient care and reimbursement. This course will provide provide the instructional tools needed to facilitate student learning of the electronic health record process. Administrative, clinical, and billing applications are discussed, as well as real-world situations that the students will encounter in the workforce.
- Explore the history and current use of patient health records, their importance to individuals’ health, and their contribution to the healthcare system.
- Describe the medical assistant’s role in promoting electronic health records.
- Discuss the legal meaning of privacy.
- Become familiar with patients’ rights under HIPAA, and explore how they affect the EHR.
- Discuss the necessity of respectful communication among providers, staff, and patients when answering the telephone, sending email, messaging, faxing, and scheduling appointments.
- Discuss the role of the front office in maintaining the waiting room.
- Describe the benefits of documentation in the electronic health record (EHR).
- Discuss the role of the patient, the provider, and the third-party payer in the medical reimbursement process.
- Discuss the concept of medical necessity and indicate how it affects third-party reimbursement.
- Define and explain the Personal Health Record (PHR) and patient portals.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
This lesson will explore the history and current use of patient health records, their importance to individuals' health, and their contribution to the healthcare system inclduing documents in medical records, the electronic health record, advantages and disadvantages to using electronic health records.
Lesson 2: Overview of SimChart for the Medical Office
This lesson will review when medical practices go digital and getting comfortable with electronic health records software.
Lesson 3: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
This lesson will review in detail the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); the major features of HIPPA including security safeguards and patients' rights under HIPPA; along with how patients can protect their health information.
Lesson 4: Administrative Use of the Electronic Health Record Patient Letter
This lesson will cover the role of the front office assistant, communication in the Medical Office, Incident reports, and managing electronic health records.
Lesson 5: Clinical Use of the Electronic Health Record
This lesson will review the documentation practices in electronic health records while incorporating clinical documentation in the patient record.
Lesson 6: Using the Electronic Health Record for Reimbursement
This lesson will review the healthcare reimbursement process, revenue cycles, coding systems, and potential fraud and abuse cases.
Lesson 7: The Personal Health Record and Patient Portals
This lesson will cover personal health records, what information is included as compared to the medical record, innovative features of personal health records and how to maintain the personal health record using patient portals.
All necessary materials are included.
Internet Connectivity Requirements:
- Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
- CPU: 1 GHz or higher
- RAM: 2 GB or higher
- Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
- Speakers / Headphones
- Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
- Mac OSX 10 or higher.
- Latest Chrome OS
- Latest Linux Distributions
NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.
Web Browser Requirements:
- Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
- Latest Mozilla FireFox
- Latest Microsoft Edge
- Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
- Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
- PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
- Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.
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