Medical Scribe Specialist Certificate

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Course Descriptions

Courses required for the Medical Scribe Specialist Certificate include:
  • MSS 510. Applications of Electronic Health and Medical Records. This course emphasizes basic computer theory and application important for successful use of computers in a medical setting, applications of electronic health records, electronic medical records and patient safety. Online, Internet, or Web-based lecture (2 credit hours)
  • MSS 515. Principles of Billing, Coding and Reimbursement. This course provides an introduction to billing processes, medical coding used within electronic health records (HRE), and reimbursement guidelines. This course also includes overviews of HITECH policies, Meaningful Use, MACRA, MIPA and Alternate Payment Models (APM). Online, Internet, or Web-based lecture (3 credit hours)
  • MSS 530. Applied Practicum. Supervised clinical practice experience designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis, and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of medical scribing. Traditional Clinical Rotation (2 credit hours)
  • HI 302. Medical Language and Pathophysiology.  A study of current clinical concepts with emphasis on medical language, disease etiologies and evidence based treatments. Online, Internet, or Web-based lecture (3 credit hours)
  • HI 303. Legal Foundations in HIIM. A study of health information laws, regulations, and standards; professional ethical issues; legal health records in an electronic environment; and e-discovery guidelines.  Online, Internet, or Web-based lecture (3 credit hours)