Medical Administrative Assistant/Billing and Coding Specialist/Electronic Health Record

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Medical Administrative Assistant/Billing and Coding Specialist/Electronic Health Record

Abbreviation of Certification: MAA/BCS/EHRC

Fee charged for the exam: $169.00 (Study Material Included)

Description and purpose of test

The purpose of this test is to offer candidates the opportunity to become certified in three areas. As the industry becomes more efficient, this exam allows students the chance to test their knowledge in entry-level billing and coding, administrative front-office skills and basic electronic record keeping.

Medical Administrative Assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites, and e-mail.

Typically, Billing and Coding courses introduce and reinforce the concept of electronic record keeping. Although students are given a general overview of electronic record keeping software, they are given the knowledge of how to operate and function as a electronic health record specialist.

An Electronic Health Record Specialist has entry level knowledge in the use of software to input patient information, manage patient records electronically, and manage all aspects of the office through the use of the electronic health record software.

The test is comprised of 150 questions:

The breakdown is as follows: medical administrative, electronic health records, entry-level billing and coding, medical terminology, patient care, infection control, medical law and ethics. Allotted time for examinees is 3 hours.