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Ross offers medical billing and coding related training in the Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program. Students receive direction from experienced instructors on basic human anatomy and physiology, disease processes and the associated pharmacotherapy, and medical terminology.
They are also instructed on administrative skills including medical charting and filing, financial recordkeeping, proper processing of medical insurance claims, and other routine medical office procedures. Graduates of this program should be prepared to seek entry-level employment in positions such as Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Billing Clerk, Patient Account Representative, and Patient Services Representative.
Medical billers and coders are essential to the healthcare team at any medical facility. A medical biller and coder performs many administrative tasks that keep communication going between patients, physicians, and insurance companies. Some of the tasks they perform include tracking and recording patient data, communicating with doctors and other medical staff to ensure they have the correct information, managing coded information, and assigning the appropriate ICD-10 codes for treatments and diagnoses.
At the end of the classroom portion of the Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program, each student will go on to complete their externship. The Ross externship experience is vital to what we do as it gives our students real-world experience in a healthcare facility working with other healthcare professionals. It also allows employers the opportunity to check a student's skills as well as sharpen them before making any hiring decisions. Ross knows the importance of the externship experience, that's why we include it as part of the program.
Employers look for certification as they look for qualified healthcare professionals to fill roles in their facility. Certification proves that you possess the skills and knowledge that are fundamental in success on the job. However, it also speaks to the committment you have to your field.
As a healthcare training institution, the staff at Ross knows how important certification is. We are confident that we have fully prepared our graduates for their healthcare career, and we encourage our graduates to pursue certification to express their committment to patient care and excellence. Ross proves their confidence in their program and the education they give students by offering reimbursement to graduates that take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam through the National Healthcareer Association.
I'm a single mother of 3 and work full time. I came to the point of my life where I was ready to change my profession and do something that will better our lives. So I was looking around at different schools, calling around seeing what they offer. Then my mom told me about Ross. I was nervous of course, but I called and the gentleman I talked to was so upbeat and supportive. Made me feel like they were really willing to help me out. I set up an interview with the school and I met with Brandi. Brandi is amazing!! She was so friendly and listened to all of my needs and wants. I started school in May 2018, of course I was nervous, but everyone helped me out with all of my questions. Every time I walk in for class, they are always so friendly and knew my name from day one. I was in the evening MA program. My teacher was very helpful and if I needed help they would sit down with me and work one-on-one. I'm now on my externship with the school. I'm at an ENT and I love it! I'm so glad I took the step and called Ross because now I see everything I learned in school coming out everyday and realize every day that my life will be for the better with this career.Alycia Murdie Graduate Medical Assistant student at Knoxville, TN campus Graduation: January 23, 2019
Ross not only gave me an awesome educational experience, but helped to advance my career. The staff is there for you to succeed during and after the program in any way they can.Lynn Statler Graduate Medical Assistant student at Ontario, OH campus Graduation: October 6, 2018
I was tired of saying I was going to go back to school and never taking the initiative to follow through. Finally, I did it and signed up at Ross Medical Education Center. I always doubted myself, but my instructors and the staff never did. Going to Ross was not only the best decision for me, but also for my family. I am currently working as a Medical Assistant and love my Job. If you have dreams, go for them. Never give up on your tomorrow!Jennifer Mccray Graduate Medical Assistant student at Kokomo, IN campus Graduation: December 29, 2017
My experience at Ross Medical has been very trying at times but has been the best experience I have had. The instructors here are so helpful and caring and always there when you need it, whether it's about your school work or your home life. I have not only gained experience and knowledge about being a great Medical Assistant, I have also gained lifelong friends who I look forward to continuing my journey with. Everyone here has become a part of my extended family and I am eternally grateful for my time and experience here. I am so glad that I chose to come to Ross Medical for Medical Assisting to not only continuing doing what I love, which is helping people, but to get the experience for a great career in the medical field.Heather Lyle Graduate Medical Assistant student at Huntsville, AL campus Graduation: March 29, 2019
I chose Pharmacy Technician because I love to help others, and there is great job security in my field. I love Ross College because it feels like family!Brandi Burrell Graduate Pharmacy Technician student at Sylvania, OH campus Graduation: May 8, 2019
The Ross Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program at Ross is made up of five modules. The modules contain classes that provide a student with important information as well as contain hands-on practice. Each module has integral parts of your medical billing and coding training.
This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology, as well as fundamentals of the disease process. Body systems discussed in Mod 1 are skeletal, muscular, and integumentary. In addition, students will learn about cultural and ethnic sensitivities regarding patient interactions.
Students will become familiar with principles of microbial control. Proper handwashing techniques will be discussed and practiced.
In this course, students will receive an overview to legal, ethical, privacy, security, and confidentiality issues as pertains to healthcare. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy rules professional ethics are discussed.
In this course, students will receive instruction in insurance billing as applied to an automated office environment. Keyboard and touch-typing techniques will be taught with practice of speed and accuracy. Students will learn how to complete insurance forms, and complete case studies using coding assignments related to skeletal, muscular, and integumentary systems.
This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology, as well as fundamentals of the disease process. Body systems included in Mod 2 are cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory. Students will also learn pronunciations and definitions of medical terms.
Students are introduced to the basic routines found inside a medical office. Skills related to physical exams, like charting and medical histories, will be emphasized. Cultural and ethnic sensitivity in patient interactions will be discussed.
In this course, students will receive instruction in insurance billing as applied to an automated office environment. Students will learn keyboard techniques, and will learn how to track insurance claims, complete insurance forms, and use information from records to complete Medicare claims. A series of case studies using coding assignments will be completed for cardiovascular, respiratory, and lymphatic systems.
This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology, as well as fundamentals of the disease process. Mod 3 body systems include urinary and digestive. Instruction in basic nutrition is also covered.
In this course, students will receive instruction in insurance billing as applied to an automated office environment. Instruction will be given on how to accurately complete Medicare forms. Students will complete a series of case studies using coding assignments for the urinary and digestive systems.
Students are introduced to the administrative tasks and routines of a medical office. Students will learn therapeutic communication techniques and become familiar with cultural and ethnic sensitivities to know for patient interactions.
This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology, as well as fundamentals of the disease process. The endocrine and reproductive systems are explored in Mod 4. Instruction in cultural and ethnic sensitivities in regard to patient interactions is also given.
Students are given instruction regarding the principles of accounts receivable. This course will give students an understanding of electronic health records, and will introduce collection procedures.
This course will instruct students on practical mathematical applications in a medical office setting, including payroll, inventory, and reading lines and scales.
In this course, students will receive instruction in insurance billing as applied to an automated office environment. Medical billing procedures are taught, including how to complete TRICARE claims. Students will complete a series of case studies using coding assignments for the reproductive and endocrine systems.
Students are instructed on the basics of first aid, like dressings and bandages, and are taught CPR and AED for adults, children, and infants.
This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology, as well as fundamentals of the disease process. Mod 5 body systems include the nervous system and special senses. Students are given instruction in how to pronounce, spell, and define terms related to major disease processes.
In this course, students will receive instruction in insurance billing as applied to an automated office environment. Students will be given instruction on keyboard and touch-typing techniques as well as medical billing procedures, including Worker Compensation forms. A series of case studies using coding assignments for the nervous system and special senses will be completed.
This course will familiarize students with the skills to manage a medical office. Such skills taught include inventory control, employee management, and business communication.
Students will gain confidence and learn skills to seek employment, such as interview techniques, resume writing, and how to communicate with employers. This course will instruct students about the responsibilities of healthcare providers.