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1 Health Care & Administration Programme Developing Professionals - Enriching the Community For further information or to register, contact: Paraquita Bay Campus Virgin Gorda Centre Dana Lewis-Ambrose Ms. Yanique Smith Telephone: Telephone: Website: Ms. Vanessa Rymer Telephone:

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3 Health Care & Administration Course Descriptions Medical Terminology This 20-hour medical terminology course is a comprehensive guide to identifying, analysing, and understanding the basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and prefixes. In addition, this program will provide instruction in the organisation of the human body and the associated systems, major drug classifications, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures, medical abbreviations and symbols and common medical terms. This course is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical terminology enabling a student to better comprehend medical terms. *Students will have access to the Medical Terminology course ONLINE as an additional resource for study and reinforcement. Medical Administrative Assistant This 50-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretary, and Medical Records Clerks are all positions in great demand. This programme covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. This course is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field. Note: This course meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. *Students will have access to the Medical Administrative Assistant course ONLINE as an additional resource for study and reinforcement. Medical Billing and Coding This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS). After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. *Students will have access to the Medical Billing and Coding course ONLINE as an additional resource for study and reinforcement. Dialysis Technician This Dialysis Technician course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures, monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment. Note: This course does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Additionally there is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this programme. *Students will have access to the Dialysis Technician course ONLINE as an additional resource for study and reinforcement.

4 Medical Terminology Medical Terminology for your Profession This Medical Terminology course offers a clear and concise introduction to medical terminology with extensive opportunities for student practice. It reviews word components and basic principles for interpreting terms within each of the major medical specialties. The course does not require any previous knowledge of science or biology. The skills students obtain through this course will benefit them in any healthcare field they choose to pursue. The Medical Terminology Programme This Medical Terminology Programme provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel at their positions in the medical field. This course covers the following key areas and topics: Skills for identifying, spelling, and analysing medical terms Word structure including root words, prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes Review of major medical specialties and associated body systems Introductory anatomy, physiology and common pathologies Major drug classifications, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures Education & Certification Student enrolling in the Medical Terminology programme should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. This programme is designed to cover the key objectives of medical terminology to support healthcare professionals with a variety of specialties. Detailed Course Topics Covered Basic skills for building and analysing medical terms The use of word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes Anatomical terminology Introduction to the major medical specialties Anatomy and physiology of the body systems Medical terms aligned to the organs and tissues of the body and their functions in health and disease Pronunciation of terms Spelling of terms Practice analysing, pronouncing, and spelling terms related to anatomy and physiology Practice analysing, pronouncing, and spelling medical terms containing diagnostic and procedural suffixes Practice deciphering medical terminology as written in case reports Major classes of drugs and associated medical terms Diagnostic tests and procedures organised by body system Medical abbreviations and symbols Fee: $750

5 Medical Administrative Assistant The Medical Administrative Assistant Profession Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the US healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by The Medical Administrative Assistant Programme This programme prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. It provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career. This course covers the following key areas and topics: History and background of the medical assisting profession Interpersonal skills, medical ethics, and basic medical law Telephone techniques and skills for scheduling appointments Medical terminology Basics of insurance billing and coding Medical records management and management of practice finances. Education & Certification Medical administrative assistants should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. Several national certification options are available to student who complete this course. Detailed Course Topics Covered An overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare professional Role of the medical administrative assistant History of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics, and medical practice specialties Ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse, and compliance Office and patient communication techniques, appointment scheduling and general office duties Technology in the healthcare environment Basic terminology used in the medical office Medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record HIPAA review and patient bill of rights and confidentiality Financial and practice management Health insurance coverage, and billing and coding procedures Professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements Medical accounting, financial statements, cost analysis, and budgets for the medical practice Specimen collection, laboratory safety and federal and state regulations Assisting with medical emergencies Career development Fee: $1650 Including NHA Exam

6 Medical Billing & Coding The Medical Billing & Coding Profession Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs available by 2018; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical billing and coding. The Medical Billing & Coding Programme This billing and coding programme delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement. Given the impending transition to ICD-10, effective October 2014, this course will also provide a high-level overview of the ICD-10 CM. This course covers the following key areas and topics: An overview of healthcare & insurance industry The organisation and use of the ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS manuals to identify correct codes Detailed review and practice using the alphabetic index and tabular list of the ICD-9-CM and practice coding examples within the CPT Basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements Completing common insurance forms, tracing delinquent claims, and appealing denied claims ICD-10-CM Overview Fee: $2400 Including NHA Exam Education & Certification Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. Numerous national certification exams are available for students who complete this course including American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Association (AHIMA) and others. Certain national certification organisations suggest 6 months to 2 years of practical work experience prior to pursuing certain national certification exams. Detailed Course Topics Covered Intro to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications & Coding Guidelines Introduction to the organisation and use of the ICD-9-CM and CPT manuals Basics of diagnostic and procedural coding The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500) HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Review and practice coding Evaluation and Management (E&M) services Review and practice coding from anesthesia, surgery, radiology, medicine, and the pathology/ laboratory sections of the CPT CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes, and Late Effects Coding surgical procedure and medical procedures for the cardiovascular, integumentary, male/female reproductive systems, maternity care and delivery Coding for general surgery, radiology, pathology, diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory services and the Level II National Codes Tracing delinquent claims & insurance issues Third-party reimbursement issues Development of and Improvements to the ICD-10-Coding Manual Examination of the ICD-10-PCS system

7 Dialysis Technician The Dialysis Technician Profession As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. The number of dialysis technician jobs has the potential to increase by more than 35% by While most technician training has historically been done on-the-job, today s healthcare employers are seeking well-trained technicians who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to fill this growing number of positions. The Dialysis Technician Programme This Dialysis Technician Programme provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics: Specific procedures to operate kidney dialysis machines Preparation of the dialyzer, reprocessing and delivery systems Equipment maintenance Skills to monitor and record a patient s vital signs The process for a dialysis teams administration of local anesthetics and drugs as needed Assessment of patients for any complications that occur during a procedure Patient training for at-home dialysis treatment and techniques to provide emotional support patients need for self-care Education & Certification Dialysis technicians should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. This programme is designed to cover the key objectives of the leading dialysis technician certification exams. Although some students do immediately pursue certain certifications, most national exams require job experience for formal dialysis technician certification. Detailed Course Topics Covered Knowledge and use of aseptic techniques and standard precautions Renal physiology and the pathology of renal failure How to perform and record physical measurements including weight and vital signs Principles of hemodialysis and hematological aspects Dialyzer reuse preparation, dialysate, and delivery systems Basic body chemistry including fluid and electrolyte balance Clinical manifestations of end-stage renal disease Routine aspects of hemodialysis Dietary regulation and medication problems relating to dialysis Acute renal failure and dialysis Kidney transplantation Peritoneal dialysis Diabetes and hemodialysis Pediatric hemodialysis End-stage renal disease in the elderly Composition of dialysate solution Anticoagulation and heparin administration Handling of hazardous materials Fee: $1500

8 Medical Terminology - HLSCC Tuition: $750 Total Hours: 20 Location: TBA Day Date Time 19 August 21 August 26 August 28 August 2 September 4 September Medical Administrative Assistant - HLSCC Tuition: $1650 Total Hours: 50 Location: TBA Day Date Time 21 October 22 October 28 October 30 October 4 November 6 November 11 November 13 November 18 November 20 November NO CLASS 25 November 27 November NO CLASS 2 December 4 December 9 December 11 December

9 Medical Billing and Coding - HLSCC Tuition: $1650 Total Hours: 50 Location: TBA Day Date Time 1 September 3 September 8 September 10 September 15 September 17 September 22 September 24 September 29 September 1 October 6 October 8 October 13 October 15 October 20 October 22 October 27 October 29 October 3 November 5 November 10 November 12 November 17 November 19 November

10 Dialysis Technician - HLSCC Tuition: $1500 Total Hours: 50 Location: TBA Day Date Time 18 August 20 August 25 August 27 August 1 September 3 September 8 September 10 September 15 September 17 September September September NO CLASS 29 September 1 October 6 October

11 Registration Form H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Our Tomorrow Begins Today P.O. Box 3097, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands Tel: (284) * Web: Last Name: First Name: Middle Initial: Gender: Male ( ) Female ( ) Age Range: 16 and under ( ) ( ) ( ) 50 and over ( ) If employed, give Name of Company/Organisation: Employed: Yes ( ) No ( ) Company/Employer Mailing Address: Self-employed (Fulltime or Part-time): Yes ( ) No ( ) If self-employed, state nature of business and number of years: Company or Business Address (Include Telephone/Fax Number): Address: Your Home/Mailing Address: Telephone Home: Telephone Work: Telephone Cell: Course Details Course Title: Course Dates and Times: Course Fees: Registration Deadline: Receipt Number: Payment Cash Cheque (ck# ) Amt. Paid $ Purchase Order # (Issued by) Credit Card (Circle one) Visa M/C# exp. date Debit Card (Circle one) Visa ATH# exp. date Enrollee s Signature Date HLSCC Representative (print name) Date Submit completed registration form as pdf document to or mail completed registration form with payment to: H. Lavity Stoutt Community College/Attn: CPDCE,P.O. Box 3097, Road Town, Tortola, VG1110, BVI. If paying by cheque, make payable to HLSCC. All payments must be made in person at HLSCC s Fiscal Department.

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