Medical Records Specialist Program Description
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When you sign up for the Medical Record Specialist program, you'll get a comprehensive overview of the role these professionals play in the healthcare ecosystem and learn the specific skills employers value when filling open positions.
This program is broken out into 8 individual courses that equal a total 154 hours of training. With a dedicated effort, you’ll be certification-ready and interviewing for jobs in as little as 4 months.
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4 months of full access
154 hours of online coursework
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Medical Records Specialist Program Outline
Our 154-hour Medical Records Specialist program is divided into 8 courses, which cover a number of topics: privacy laws, telehealth skills, documentation management, and so much more.
Program Orientation: Medical Records Specialist
Review program timeline, expectations, and requirements.
Law, Liability, and Ethics for Healthcare
Describe the structure of the healthcare industry and how it relates to the medical office profession.
Identify law and regulations related to the healthcare workplace.
Describe how law flows from the constitution to the courtroom.
Identify criminal acts and intentional torts.
Introduction to Healthcare
Identify health information management concepts common to allied health professionals.
Describe characteristics of healthcare delivery and settings in the United States.
Delineate career opportunities for health information management professionals.
Electronic Medical Records
Explain the importance of clinical standards in the development of interoperable electronic health records.
Demonstrate an understanding of how electronic health records are used in physician practices and other outpatient settings.
Demonstrate an understanding of how electronic health records are used in hospitals.
Health Information Management
Explain the role of health information management in patient care documentation and medical coding and billing.
Identify types of health records and the documentation requirements, data sources, collection tools, and potential issues associated with each type.
Discuss the evolution of the electronic health record (EHR) and its administrative and clinical applications.
Describe records storage and retrieval processes, including numbering and filing systems and record storage and circulation methods.
Explain health record maintenance through the use of the master patient index and data collection, indexes, and registers.
Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
Differentiate between FQHC and RHC policies and regulations.
Identify FQHC and RHC staff and learn FQHC and RHC requirements.
Describe services applicable to FQHC and RHC.
Understand the medical record requirements for FQHC and RHC.
Discuss all the methods and models of telehealth.
Learn how telehealth applies to the role of medical records specialists.
Program Completion: Medical Records Specialist
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Medical Records Specialist Certifications
Once you complete your program, we’ll give you one free certification voucher to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam from the NHA. Please note that individual state requirements may vary. Learners are responsible for checking with their state’s governing body for state-specific requirements.
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
You can earn this industry-recognized certification, developed by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).