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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.
My time at Ross was a great experience. During my externship, I had an interview at a renal clinic. When I graduated, I began working a medical biller.Michael Newson Graduate Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration student at Roosevelt Park, MI campus Graduation: November 12, 2018
Hey! I'm Catie Brown, I am twenty-three years old, and I came to Ross Medical Education Center to find my career pathway. Ross is my light at the end of the tunnel. I have struggled with confidence in the past and that has kept me away from school. I am proud to be a Pharmacy Technician student here at Ross and I am working on being proud of who I am everyday.Caitlin Brown Graduate Pharmacy Technician student at Kalamazoo, MI campus Graduation: August 26, 2019
The instructors at Ross are amazing. They give you all the tools you need to succeed. They really care about your success in the program.Ashley Concepcion Graduate Medical Assistant student at Port Huron, MI campus Graduation: December 23, 2019
Being a student at Ross, I have been able to have a schedule that has worked for me and my family, which is important since I have five children. The instructors have helped tremendously in ensuring that we learn and are confident in the things that are needed for our homework assignments and tests. They become a second family that wants to see you succeed. The staff here at Ross has gone out of their way at times to make sure that I stayed on the right course. Any time that I had a question, they all made themselves available.Samantha Paige Graduate Medical Assistant student at Fort Wayne, IN campus Graduation: May 21, 2019
I have never been good at school, so thinking about taking classes again made me very anxious and unsure if this was what I even really wanted. I feel confident that I made the right decision. The instructors really care about you and your academic goals. They do everything they can to help guide you through your Medical Assistant journey. Without their support, I would have really struggled to want to stick with the program. So, a huge THANK YOU to Ebony Whitney for your unconditional support and all the extra time you spent helping me!Gena Hicks Graduate Dental Assistant student at Fort Wayne, IN campus Graduation: March 27, 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.