1. What competencies are needed for entry level employment in healthcare/HIS?
Healthcare skills: (anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, clerical and administrative procedures, laws and ethics, communications),
Computer skills :(MS office, EHR, Internet, billing-related/PM, data mining, records management, coding/cac,
And knowledge of healthcare reform: (privacy and security, HIPPA, HITECH, PPACA, ICD-10) for the greatest career opportunities for advancement.
2. Describe various professions (clinical and administrative) and their roles and responsibilities in the medical office.
Physicians, primary clinicians in the practice
Physician Assistants, formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative health care services under the supervision of a physician.
Nurses, perform a wide range of clinical and non clinical duties. Caring for patient and developing care plans or contribute to existing ones. Nurses administer Iv medications, blood products and other various duties.
Medical Assistants, trained perform both clinical tasks and administrative duties. MA’s collect specimens, obtain medical history and vital signs, prepare for and assist with medical procedures.
3. What is SOAP format?
Soap (subjective, objective, assessment and plan) is the format used to enter progress notes.
4. Define medical coding and list and describe the different code sets.
Medical coding is the process of applying HIPPA mandated code sets to assigned codes to diagnoses and procedures.
Code sets include:
CPT: (current procedural terminology), used for reporting medical procedures and services.
HCPCS: (healthcare common procedure coding system), procedure code for medicare claims
ICD-9: (international classification of diseases ninth revision, clinical modification), the source of the codes used for reporting diagnoses.
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