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Medical Assistant
                           Career Track

             EMPLOYMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS IS EXPECTED
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Medical Assistant Career Track - 260 Hours
                                                          •    Explaining treat...
Medical Terminology - 20 Hours

Medical Terminology                                        Medical Terminology Program

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Medical Assistant Administration - 50 Hours

Medical Assistant Administration                              Medical Assista...
Medical Billing and Coding Professional – 50 Hours
Medical Billing and Coding Professional
Medical billing and coding prof...
EKG Technician Certification Program - 50 Hours
EKG Technicians
EKG Technicians are responsible for performing          Th...
Phlebotomy Technician Training Program - 90 Hours


Phlebotomy Technician
The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinic...
Medical Administrative Assistant Career Track
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Medical Assistant Career Track

  1. 1. Medical Assistant Career Track EMPLOYMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS IS EXPECTED TO GROW 35 PERCENT THROUGH 2016.* Job Opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal training or experience and certification. Medical Assistant Career Track Course content will include the following: • Medical Terminology 20 hours • Medical Assistant Administration 50 hours • Medical Billing and Coding 50 hours • EKG Technician 50 hours • Phlebotomy Technician 90 hours A Medical Assistant is skilled in a variety of clinical and administrative responsibilities to keep clinics and offices running smoothly. Most Medical Assistants work in physi- cians’ offices, but many Medical Assistants will work in of- 2009 Schedule fices of health care practitioners or hospitals and other health care settings. 260 Hours of Training $5299 After completing the Medical Assistant Career Track pro- Feb 9th - Sept. 30th gram, an aspiring health care professional would possess the skill required to perform multiple tasks in a complex and dy- Mondays and Wednesdays namic health care environment. Individually these courses 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM are extremely valuable. Together they provide the founda- Saturdays tion for a highly marketable healthcare professional. In addi- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM tion to acquiring multiple healthcare professional skills, stu- 02/14, 03/28, 04/18, 06/20, dents who successfully complete this program would be eli- 08/08, 09/19, gible to sit for multiple national certification exams. No class: * U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics 05/25 and 09/07 Mott Community College / LivingstonCenter Livingston Regional M-TEC 1240 Packard Dr. Howell, MI 48843 517-552-2163 www.livingstonmtec.org
  2. 2. Medical Assistant Career Track - 260 Hours • Explaining treatment, medications, diet Today’s dynamic medical practice needs health schedules, and procedures to the patient care professionals who possess both administra- • Reviewing hospital records; calculating tive and clinical skills. Health care professionals charges for patient’s hospital stay; preparing who can process incoming patients, manage itemized statements; reviewing purchase or- medical billing processes, code on-going medi- ders and tracking accumulated hours cal procedures for third party insurance reim- • Collection of physician charges and bursement, draw blood and read EKG results are patient data to ensure a diverse and invaluable resource to the medical that claims are submitted to insurance practice. In response to the growing need for carriers accurately and in the most effi- health care professionals with multiple skills, we cient and expeditious manner have created the “Medical Assistant Career • Determine codes for physician’s proce- Track” which is designed to give students a dures and diagnoses using ICD-9 and comprehensive suite of administrative and clini- CPT-4 coding protocols - for third party cal skills. The Medical Assistant Career Track billing purposes program includes the following courses: • Perform and prepare EKG studies for physician interpretation Medical Terminology 20 hours • Perform tests including basic EKG's, Medical Assistant / Admin 40 Holter Monitoring (portable EKG Medical Billing & Coding 60 which records activity for 24-48 hrs.), EKG Technician 50 12 lead placement and Stress Tests Phlebotomy Technician 90 (treadmill) Total Contact Hours 260 Total • Pbtain patient's blood specimens by Contact Hours venipuncture and microcollection After completing the Medical Assistant Career Track program, an aspiring health care profes- sional Medical Assistant Career Track – would possess the skills required to perform Employment & Education multiple tasks in a complex and dynamic health care en- The growth and complexity of the US health vironment. Individually these courses are ex- care system has resulted in a substantial increase tremely valuable. Together they provide the in the need for qualified health administrators foundation for a highly marketable health care and clinical professionals. A professional taking professional. the Medical Assistant Career Track program will possess the The Medical Assistant Career Track program necessary skills to compete for high paying provides students with the necessary skills to health care jobs. perform the following tasks (among other things): Educational Requirements Students should have a high school diploma or a • Ability to articulate a detailed under- GED equivalent. standing of medical terminology as it relates to the health care practice and clinical setting • Documenting vital signs (e.g. blood Medical Assistant Career Track Program pressures, pulse, respiration, and tem- This 260 hour comprehensive Medical Assistant perature) Career Track program prepares aspiring health • Preparing simple lab tests care professionals to perform in a multi faceted • Preparing patients for examination and health care environment. assisting physicians during patient ex- ams
  3. 3. Medical Terminology - 20 Hours Medical Terminology Medical Terminology Program The Medical Terminology course has been developed This course prepares students to function effectively in to present concise, introductory information in medi- many of the administrative, medical, technical, and cleri- cal terminology that gives basic principles for under- cal positions in the health care industry. This program standing the language and an overview of terms from covers important background information on anatomy many areas of medicine. The materials are presented and physiology, medical testing and analysis, and basic in easy to understand language for the student without word structure. Students will gain the necessary knowl- any previous knowledge of science or biology. The edge and abilities to confidently tackle the most compli- knowledge obtained from the medical terminology cated of medical terms and use this ability throughout course will provide the student with a firm foundation their careers. This program is for interpreting and understanding the complicated intended to provide students with a well-rounded intro- world of medical terms. Students will be provided duction to medical terminology enabling a student to with the basic skills to breakdown and define medical better comprehend medical terms. terminology. This ability will give a student an under- standing of the medical words associated with medical Medical Terminology Detailed procedures, services, human anatomy, and other terms Course Information important to an aspiring medical professional. • Explains the analysis of medical terms The medical terminology program is a comprehensive • Describes how medical terms are broken down guide to identifying, analyzing, and understanding the into component parts basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and pre- • Relates the terms to understanding where the fixes. In addition, this program will provide instruc- organs of the body are located and their func- tion in the organization of the human body and the tion in health and disease associated systems, major drug classifications, diag- nostic tests and treatment procedures, medical abbre- • Understand combining forms, suffixes and pre- viations and symbols and common medical terms. fixes • Pronunciation of terms Medical Terminology – Employment & • Spelling of terms • Analyze, pronounce and spell terms related to Education organs and tissues in the body Medical Terminology is not a job classification in • Analyze, spell, and pronounce medical terms itself. The medical terminology program plays an im- that contain diagnostic and procedural suffixes portant role in a student’s ability to understand, util- • To decipher medical terminology as written in ize, and decipher medical terms. These abilities case reports greatly enhance not only the students ability to learn • Identify medical specialists and describe their the complex subjects of medical administration, medi- specialties cal coding and billing, EKG, phlebotomy, dental as- • Body systems and their associated medical sisting, surgical technician, and pharmacy tech - they terms also provide a student with a sound knowledge of • Understand major classes of drugs and their medical terminology that is invaluable once the stu- associated medical terms dent joins the workplace. • Identify diagnostic tests and procedures • Understand medical abbreviations and symbols
  4. 4. Medical Assistant Administration - 50 Hours Medical Assistant Administration Medical Assistant / Administration Detailed Course Information Medical Assistants support physicians and nurses in delivering patient care. An administrative assistant’s tasks consist of keeping medical records, greeting • Explain the role of the medical administrative assistant patients, billing and clerical duties, scheduling ap- • History of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics, medical practice special- pointments, arranging for admission to the hospital ties and laboratory services, and checking supplies. A • Marketing techniques for the medical office medical administrative assistant may also be required • Communication techniques, appointment scheduling, to perform certain clinical tasks including: docu- general office duties menting vital signs (e.g. blood pressures, pulse, res- • Medical records management, problem oriented medi- pirations, and temperature), performing simple lab cal record, confidentiality of the medical record, initi- tests, preparing patients for examination, arranging ating a medical record for a new client, filing reports equipment and instruments before an exam, assisting in the medical record physicians during patient exams, explaining treat- • Personnel management and communication ment, medications, diet schedules, and procedures to • Rraud abuse and compliance the patient. • Documentation and risk assessment • Technology in the health care environment Medical Assistants – Employment & • Responsibilities of the office manager Education • The business side of medicine • Abbreviations and symbols used in the medical office Medical Administrative Assistants primarily work in • Introduction to medical accounting, financial state- doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, ments, cost analysis and budgets for the medical prac- and other health care settings. The growth and the tice complexity of the US health care system have re- • HIPAA Review sulted in a substantial increase in the need for quali- • Patient bill of rights and confidentiality fied health administrators. • Care and handling of the medical records • Health insurance coverage, coding procedures Educational Requirements* Students should have a high school diploma or a GED equiva- • Professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, lent. accounting systems, credit arrangements • Specialty office responsibilities, editorial duties, con- Medical Administrative Assistant Program ference scheduling, meeting and traveling expenses • Office policy and procedure manual, ordering supplies and equipment, orienting, hiring and firing new staff This 50-hour course prepares students to function • Specimen collection, laboratory safety, federal and effectively in many of the administrative and clerical state regulations, medical emergencies positions in the health care industry. Administrative • A non-clinical / hand out review of the following prac- Medical Assistants, Medical Secretary, Medical tices including: taking and documentation of vital sign, Records Clerk, and Health Unit Coordinators are all infection control and sterilization techniques, dressing positions in great demand. This Program covers im- & bandages, laboratory safety and practices, assisting portant background information on medical terminol- with the physical exam, basics of medical instruments, ogy, insurance billing and coding, medical ethics, and others customer service and legal aspects. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a stu- dent can gain the necessary skills required - to either obtain a/ or advance to a health care administration position.
  5. 5. Medical Billing and Coding Professional – 50 Hours Medical Billing and Coding Professional Medical billing and coding professionals keep records, After obtaining the suggested practical work experience, calculate patient charges and review files. Duties in- students who complete this course could be qualified to clude: reviewing records; calculating charges for a sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders patient’s procedure and service and preparing item- (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or ized statements and submitting claims to third party CPC-H - Apprentice); the American Health Information payers. Medical Coders are responsible for the collec- Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding tion of physician charges and patient data to ensure Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certifica- that claims are submitted to insurance carriers accu- tion Exams. rately and in the most efficient and expeditious man- ner. Medical Billing and Coding Detailed Course Information Additionally, Medical Coders determine codes for • A career as an insurance coding specialist physician procedures and diagnosis - using ICD-9 and • Cocumentation guidelines and legal issues affecting CPT-4 coding protocols - for third party billing pur- insurance claims and medical records poses. • Basics of health insurance and procedural coding • Introduction to CPT Manual Medical Billing & Coding Professional – • Evaluation and management services Employment & Education • Anesthesia/Surgery, Radiology and Pathology/ Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest grow- Laboratory Medicine ing careers in the health care industry today! • Diagnosis Coding The need for professionals that understand how to • CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes and Late Effects code health care services and procedures for third • Introduction to International Classification of Diseases, party insurance reimbursement is growing substan- Clinical Modifications, Coding Guidelines tially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, • The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500) long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physi- • HIPAA and Electronic Date Interchange (EDI) cal therapy practices and other health care providers • Tracing Delinquent Claims and Insurance Problem all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance Solving carrier reimbursement. • Managed Care Systems and Special Plans & Third Party Educational Requirements* Reimbursement, Medicare, Blue Cross-and Blue Shield People interested in becoming Medical Coders or pursuing Plans, Medicaid and Other State Programs, CHAMUS national certification should have a high school diploma or and CHAMPVA, Worker’s Compensation, Disability GED equivalent. Also, Certain National Medical Coding Certi- Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs fication exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 • This entry level course does not require the use of a years of suggested practical coding experience prior to taking computer as the focus of a coding professional is the the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding proper use of coding and the related coding manuals professional. Medical Billing and Coding Program This 50 hour course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims (EOB’s) and use generic forms (CMS 1500) to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (introduction, guidelines, evaluation and management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (introduction and guidelines) and basic claims process for medical insurance and third party reimbursement. Students will learn how to find the service codes using coding manuals, (CPT & ICD-9).
  6. 6. EKG Technician Certification Program - 50 Hours EKG Technicians EKG Technicians are responsible for performing The EKG Technician Certification Program includes a electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and graded final exam to help prepare students for the record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. ASPT – EKG Technician Exam. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 EKG Technician Detailed Course hrs.), 12 lead placement and Stress Tests Information (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing • Role of the EKG Technician and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities. • Function of the EKG Department in a variety of settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service) EKG Technicians – Employment & • Introduction to medical terminology Education • Medical terminology related to electrocardiography EKG Technicians work in physician offices, hospi- • Care & safety of patients, medical & legal aspects tals, clinics, and other health care facilities and • Anatomy of the heart, conduct ion system, circulation of organizations. EKG Technicians also work for the heart and blood vessels insurance companies to establish health and life • Electrical conduction system of the heart insurance policies. Similar to other growing • Cardiac cycle (electric system) healthcare professions, the demand for EKG Tech- • EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form interpretation) nicians is expected to continue to grow substan- • Normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardis, sinus tachycar- tially. dia • Basic EKG interpretation, sinus rhythm, and ventricular Educational Requirements* rhythms, asystole; example rhythm People who are interested in becoming a certified EKG • Recognizing artifacts; troubleshooting, tracing problems Technician should posses a High School diploma or GED • Practice EKG strips; EKG rhythms equivalent. • Preparing a patient for EKG EKG Technician Certification Program • 12 lead EKGs (interpretation and troubleshooting) This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Cer- • 12 lead placement tification Program prepares students to function as • Echocardiography EKG Technicians and to take the American Soci- • Othroles for the EKG Technician ety of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electro- cardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition to other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiol- ogy, medical disease processes, medical terminol- ogy, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient con- tact, the Holter monitor, electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. EKG Technicians also analyze printed readings of EKG tests, measuring various “cardiac intervals and complexes” and determining normal vs. normal EKG.
  7. 7. Phlebotomy Technician Training Program - 90 Hours Phlebotomy Technician The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain pa- tient's blood specimens by venipuncture and micro collection. The field of Phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently been brought into much sharper focus. Phlebotomy Technician – Employment &Education Phlebotomist’s draw blood from patients for testing purposes. They usually work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care sys- tem - hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities, vet- eran hospitals, insurance carriers and in other health care settings. The demand for Phlebotomy Technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of health care services and the risks of infectious disease. Educational Requirements People interested in becoming Phlebotomists should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent Phlebotomy Technician Program This Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom work in- cludes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exer- cises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare students to func- tion as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician. Phlebotomy Technician Detailed Course Information • Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system • Medical terminology and laboratory theory • Laboratory law, ethics and regulatory issues • Specimen documentation and transportation • Non blood specimen collection • Pediatric & geriatric blood collection • Quality, competency and performance assessment • Phlebotomy theory / simulated lab • Arterial, intravenous (IV) & special collections procedures • Specimen collection, processing and handling • Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control,) • Cells, lab safety, anatomy of the arm, using a tourniquet • Blood collection systems, review of medical asepsis and hand washing • Blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, venipuncture protocols, use of a training arm • Anatomy of hand, leg & foot – arteries and veins
  8. 8. Medical Administrative Assistant Career Track (Med Term, MAA, MBC, EKG & Phlebo): Patient Care Technician Certification Certification Exams: National Healthcareer Association (NHA) – Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) Exam Cost, Locations, and Requirements: The cost of the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Patient Care Technician Exam (CPCT) is $149. The exam is administered by your instructor at the end of your training program in your current classroom. The NHA requires that you have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent and have recently successfully com- pleted an NHA approved training program. For additional information please visit the NHA at www.NHNOW.com or call 800-499-9092. Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Certification Exams: National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Exam Cost, Locations, and Requirements: The cost of the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Exam (CMAA) is $105.00. The exam is administered by your instructor at the end of your training program in your cur- rent classroom. The NHA requires that you have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent and have recently successfully completed an NHA approved training program. For additional information please visit the NHA at www.NHNOW.com or call 800-499-9092 EKG Technician Certification Certification Exam: American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) - EKG Technician Certification Exam Exam Cost, Locations, and Requirements: The cost of the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – EKG Technician Exam is $50 but you must be a member of the ASPT which costs $30 to join. The exam is administered by your instructor at the end of your training program in your current classroom. Students who take our EKG Technician program are qualified to take the ASPT exam. Additionally, the ASPT requires that you have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent and you must have a recommendation letter from the instructor. For additional information please call Keri Vander Wall at 800.441.8748x12 Phlebotomy Technician Certification Certification Exams: National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) The cost of the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Phlebotomy Technician Exam (CPT) is $105. The exam is administered by your instructor at the end of your training program in your current class- room. . In addition to completing this approved Phlebotomy Technician program – a student must complete 25 documented successful venipunctures 5 successful skin punctures in class to sit for the NHA Phlebotomy certifica- tion exam. The NHA requires that you have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent and have recently success- fully completed an NHA approved training program. For additional information please visit the NHA at www.NHNOW.com or call 800-499-9092.

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