Medical Office Manager Syllabus

MODULE I – Medical Terminology Course

SECTION I – LANGUAGE ORIGINS AND ADAPTATIONS

  • Chapter 1 – Etymology
  • Chapter 2 – Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
  • Chapter 3 – Medical Words

SECTION II – DYNAMICS OF MEDICAL VOCABULARY AND WORD STRUCTURE

  • Chapter 1 – Word Dynamics
  • Chapter 2 – Body Dynamics
  • Chapter 3 – Medical Instruments & Equipment
  • Chapter 4 – Medical Specialties & Specialists
  • Chapter 5 – Diagnostic Medicine
  • Chapter 6 – Abbreviations
  • Chapter 7 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chapter 11 – Just for Fun

GLOSSARY AND REFERENCES (INCLUDED NO EXTRA CHARGE)
Anatomical Words, Drug References & Instruments (on-line access)

DRUG LISTING – generic alpha, name brand cross-reference, plus 200 of the most commonly prescribed drugs.

MODULE II

INTRODUCTION AND ORIENTATION

  •  Report Types
  •  OUTPATIENT REPORTS
  •  INPATIENT REPORTS

PHARMACOLOGICAL COMPENDIUM
Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their interactions with living organisms. It is one of the oldest branches of medicine.

MODULE III – CODING
SECTION I – CODING THEORY

  • I. INDUSTRY HISTORY & THE CODES
  • II. THE CODER
  • III. ICD CODING
  • IV. CPT CODING
  • V. LIABILITY & LEGAL ISSUES
  • VI. SUMMARY

SECTION II – CODE IT!
The second section consists of over 600 medical charts requiring coding. The answers to the questions, insertion of the procedure and diagnosis codes must be done. This begins with general outpatient and inpatient coding exercises, then moves to specialty coding and chart abstraction to build coding expertise. They are rated from simple to very complicated. The answers and the rationale for the correct codes is provided at the end of each coding exercise. These exercises are the equivalent of several months’ of experience.

MODULE IV – HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIALIST

  • A. Medical Care Reimbursement
  • B. Health Organization Plans
  • C. Insurance Claim Form Analysis
  • D. Payer Processing
  • E. Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • F. Private Insurance
  • G. Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare
  • H. Worker’s Compensation

MODULE V – MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGER

  • A.  Health Care Overview
  • B.  Leadership Training
  • C.  Medical Office Organization
  • D.  Financial Management
  • E.  Formal Policies (Policies & Procedures and Compliance Planning)
  • F.  Managed Care Contracts
  • G.  Medical Marketing
  • H.  Human Resource, Government-Required Documentation

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