MSS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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Course Descriptions

Courses required for the Medical Scribe Specialist Post-Baccalaureate Certificate include:
  • MSS 501. Medical & Pharmacological Terminology. An overview of basic medical and pharmacological terminology with emphasis on clinical and patient record documentation. This course introduces common medical equipment abbreviations, descriptions and uses in clinics, hospitals and emergency departments. Online, Internet, or Web-based lecture (2 credit hours)
  • MSS 505. Body Systems and Diagnostics. This course is an overview of body systems, procedures, and diagnostics. Relationships and organization of the major structures of the body will be covered, along with medical vocabulary of key anatomic structures necessary to communicate information in a medical environment. Online, Internet, or Web-based lecture (3 credit hours)
  • 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 (3 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 520. Legal Guidelines & Ethics for Healthcare Professionals. An examination of the application of ethical principles; legal issues pertaining to the confidentiality of health information; regulatory agencies and laws; privacy standards and rules, HIPAA in relation to health information disclosure and legal aspects of the health record. This course also includes professional components of healthcare personnel. Online, Internet, or Web-based lecture (2 credit hours)
  • MSS 525. Quality Improvement and Workflow. A study of quality improvement outcomes relating to disease processes and treatments, preventative medicine and health and wellness. This course also provides an overview of workflow in various healthcare settings including outpatient, emergency department (ED) and the hospital. 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).