Medical Administrative Assistant/Billing and Coding

VCC Medical Administrative Assistant/Billing and Coding program prepares you to manage the front desk of a dental or medical office, hospitals nursing homes. Perform routine administrative tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners. Duties include answering telephones, updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and bookkeeping. Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC 43-6013). The program consists of 160 hours of classroom instruction and didactics in addition to 160-hours externship with a total 320 clock hours. This program will prepare you to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam (CMAA) through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). There are no prerequisites for this program.
Objectives
After completing this course participants will be able to understand and perform the following
* Define key medical terminology
* The qualities of a successful Medical Assistant     
* The role and responsibility of the Medical Administrative Assistant
Patient confidentiality
* The role of the Medical Administrative Assistant in maintaining patient rights as stated in federal and state regulation
* Apply the steps involved in communication process and methods used in communication
* Update and file patient’s medical records, answer any questions the patient might have
* Schedule appointments, reminder for upcoming visits, 
* Manage incoming and outgoing financial transactions for the medical practice
* Accurately code inpatient and outpatient procedures using HCPCS level 1 and 11 codes 
* The basic format of the CPT-4 system
* Apply the basic steps in coding diagnoses using the new ICD-10 coding system
* Assist patient in completing insurance form, insurance billing, insurance related questions on Medicare, Medicaid, Worker’s Compensation, Disability Compensation, CHAMPUS/CHAMPVA/TRICARE
* Maintaining and updating patient profile
* Organize facility files to maintain efficient system
* Prepare and maintain medical record

PROGRAM DATES

AM CLASSES
01/07/19-03/28/19 + 4 weeks internship
07/08/19- 09/26/19 +4 weeks internship

PM MWF CLASSES
09/17/18-12/07/18 + 4 weeks internship
03/11/19-05/24/19 + 4 weeks internship
08/26/19-11/15/19 + 4 weeks internship

Tuition_____________________________________________________$ 2,750.00
Registration Fee:  (Non-Refundable)________________________$   125.00 
STRF Fee  (required by the State of California)______________$       0.00
Total Paid to School_____________________________________$ 2875.00
OTHER EXPENSES OUT OF POCKET (APPROXIMATE)
CPR/BLS:_______________________________________________$    65.00
Textbook/Workbook (required)__________________________$  200.00
CMAA Certification______________________________________$  115.00                     
Uniform (Required)______________________________________$    40.00
Background check and drug screen_____________________$    80.00
Supplies (stethoscope, sphygmomanometer)___________$    40.00
_________________________________________________________$ 540.00

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