Business Healthcare Technology

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Student Internship Opportunities

Students who are interested in participating in an internship opportunity must reach out to the department faculty.  Consideration of student placement will be made on academic excellence, soft skills, professional appearance and progress in academic studies.  Internships require students to be onsite 20 hours per week.

Student Internship Courses

BUSN 2380 Medical Administrative Assistant Internship I

BUSN 2390 Medical Administrative Assistant Internship II

 

Business Healthcare Technology Majors

The majors in the Business Healthcare Program are designed to transfer from Certificate to the AAS degree with very little waste of earned credits. Certificates are the quickest way to enter the job market.  We encourage our students to work toward the Business Healthcare AAS degree to improve their understanding of the field, be eligible for promotions /advancement, and increase their hiring potential.

Healthcare Billing & Coding Specialist Certificate- Recommended for students who want to learn medical coding and wish to become a certified medical coder. 

Business Healthcare Technology Diploma

Business Healthcare Technology AAS Degree  

Mini and Embedded Certificates

  • Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement Assistant
  • Healthcare Documentation Specialist
  • Healthcare Office Assistant
  • Healthcare Practice Manager
  • Healthcare Reimbursement and Compliance Specialist
  • Medical Coding Certificate
  • Medical Front Office Assistant
  • Medical Language Specialist
Insurance

1500 Claim Form

American Billing Association (AMBA)

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)

CMS 1500 Insurance Form

CMS Fraud Prevention Toolkit

CMS The Medicare Learning Network

Health Insurance Basics: Your 101 Guide to Health Insurance

The Different Types of Health Insurance Plans

To assist the Business Healthcare Technology students with the cost of their educational experience, the GNTC libraries on Walker, Whitfield/Murray, and Rome campuses now house the Medical Coding Book Bundle. The books will be updated every October per the professional standard. 

On each campus, there will be a reference copy and a second copy that you can check out when you are ready to take your AAPC Professional Coder Exam.  The exam requires students to use the books as their coding reference, rather than the Encoder or computer-assisted software. The cost of the book bundle is around $500 and this has prevented some of our students from being able to complete the AAPC certification process.

Below is the link to the GNTC Library Catalog:

CPT 2022 Professional Edition

 

Coding

1500 Claim Form  

Auditors Grid  

Audit Tool

The False Claims Act

To assist the Business Healthcare Technology students with the cost of their educational experience, the GNTC Libraries on Walker, Whitfield/Murray, and Rome campuses now house the Medical Coding Book Bundle. The books will be updated every October per the professional standard. 

On each campus, there will be a reference copy and a second copy that you can check out when you are ready to take your AAPC Professional Coder Exam.  The exam requires students to use the books as their coding reference, and not the Encoder or computer-assisted software. The cost of the book bundle is around $500 and this has prevented some of our students from being able to complete the AAPC certification process.

Below is the link to the GNTC Library Catalog:

CPT 2022 Professional Edition

 

Medscape Certification

Add these Medscape Certification accomplishments to your resume.

Create a free account at Medscape.com

Click on Academy and select from the following,

  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Revenue & Reimbursement: Insurance
  • Negotiating and Getting Paid by Insurers
  • Medical Practice and the Law
  • Finance:  Accounting and Profitability
  • Strategy:  Running a Successful Business
  • EHRs:  Overcoming the Challenges
  • Using EHRs to Improve your Practice
  • Coding: What you Need to Know for Optimal Payment
  • Malpractice: What To do If You Get Sued
  • Combating Physician Burnout
  • Physician Safety Nets
  • What It’s Really Like for Physicians to Work for a Hospital
  • Personal Finance:  Planning Your Future
  • Medical Ethics
  • Reimbursement: New Payment Models
  • How to Become an Effective Leader
  • Creating a Productive and Motivated Staff
  • Doctors and the Internet: Boost Your Reputation and Career
  • Telemedicine:  Can it Help Your Practice?
  • Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Physician Payment Incentives, Bonuses, and RVUs

 

To assist the Business Healthcare Technology students with the cost of their educational experience, the GNTC Libraries on Walker, Whitfield/Murray, and Rome campuses now house the Medical Coding Book Bundle. The books will be updated every October per the professional standard. 

On each campus, there will be a reference copy and a second copy that you can check out when you are ready to take your AAPC Professional Coder Exam.  The exam requires students to use the books as their coding reference, rather than the Encoder or computer-assisted software. The cost of the book bundle is around $500 and this has prevented some of our students from being able to complete the AAPC certification process.

Below is the link to the GNTC Library Catalog:

CPT 2022 Professional Edition

GNTC Career Services

https://www.gntc.edu/resources/services/career-services/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the employment of administrative healthcare professionals in physician offices and healthcare facilities is projected to grow 18% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average growth for all occupations.

Job/careers in our college service area or region that a student will be capable of performing following completion of this sequence of courses:

Students will be prepared for positions such as: medical administrative assistant, medical secretary, medical front office assistant, reception clerk, billing clerk, coding, insurance clerk, medical records positions, admitting representative, admitting clerk, centralized scheduler, electronic medical records technician, intake coordinator, medical records clerk, medical records coder, patient accounts representative, registration specialist, research technician, ROI (release of information) technician, volunteer coordinator, medical malpractice administrative assistant, insurance specialist.

Employment Venues (not a complete list)

Hospitals

Medical and Health Clinics

Medical Insurance Companies

Medical Billing Companies

Day Surgery Centers

Medical and Dental Consultants

Early Intervention Programs

Elder Care Homes/Assisted Living

Hospices

Medical Transcription/Editing Companies

Medical Scribe Companies

Medical Records Departments

Local/State Health Departments

Otologic, Speech, and Hearing Centers

Ophthalmology, Opticians, and Optometrists Facilities

Pharmaceutical Companies

Public Health Departments

Government/Military Healthcare Facilities

Medical Laboratories and Medical Imaging

Medical Supplies/Equipment Companies

Home Health Care Companies

Mortuaries/Funeral Homes

Nursing Homes

Medicolegal Offices

Physicians/Dentists Offices

Prison Systems

Psychiatrists/Psychologists Offices

Medicare and Medicaid Offices

Medical Libraries

Veterinarian Clinics

Rehabilitation Facilities

Cancer Registrar or Government Agencies related to data collection and database management

Other Healthcare Facilities and Businesses

Soft Skills Needed for Job Interviews and Employment
AAPC Certification

Earning your Medical Billing and Coding Certification demonstrates to your employer that you achieved the proficiency necessary to perform your duties and that you are committed to continuing education courses to stay current with your skills.  AAPC believes that certification benefits health care organizations with:

  • Increased staff satisfaction and retention
  • Increased staff competency levels
  • Building a strong, dedicated team committed to high quality standards
  • Promoting ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills
  • Increased accuracy and reduced exposure to fraud and abuse charges
  • Improved efficiency and reduced cost.

Schedule your AAPC Certification exam

To assist the Business Healthcare Technology students with the cost of their educational experience, the GNTC Libraries on Walker, Whitfield/Murray, and Rome campuses now house the Medical Coding Book Bundle. The books will be updated every October per the professional standard. 

On each campus, there will be a reference copy and a second copy that you can check out when you are ready to take your AAPC Professional Coder Exam.  The exam requires students to use the books as their coding reference, rather than the Encoder or computer-assisted software. The cost of the book bundle is around $500 and this has prevented some of our students from being able to complete the AAPC certification process.

Below is the link to the GNTC Library Catalog:

CPT 2022 Professional Edition

 

Additional External Certifications

HBT3 Business Healthcare Practice Management

AAPC -Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM)

NCCT - National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS)

NHA - Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

NHA – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

AAPC – Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient (CDEO)

AAPC - Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO)

 

HBA1- Healthcare Billing & Reimbursement Assistant

NHA - Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

AAPC - Certified Professional Biller (CPB)

NCCT - National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS

 

HBC1 Healthcare Billing and Coding Specialist

NHA - Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

AAPC - Certified Professional Biller (CPB)

NCCT - National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS)

 

HD51 - Healthcare Documentation Specialist

Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS)

 

HFA1 – Healthcare Office Assistant

National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA)

NHA - Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

NAHUC - Health Unit Coordinator Certification

 

Healthcare Reimbursement and Compliance Manager

NHA - Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

AAPC - Certified Professional Biller (CPB)

AAPC – Certified Professional Auditor (CPMA)

AAPC – Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient (CDEO)

AAPC - Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO)

NCCT - National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS)

 

MB21 - Medical Billing Clerk

NHA - Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

AAPC - Certified Professional Biller (CPB)

NCCT - National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS)

 

MC11 - Medical Coding Specialist

NHA - Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

AAPC - Certified Professional Biller (CPB)

NCCT - National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS)

 

MF21 - Medical Front Office Assistant

National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA)

NHA - Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

NAHUC - Health Unit Coordinator Certification

 

MLS1 - Medical Language Specialist

AHDI - Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS)

 

MWA1 -MS Word Application Professional

MOS: MS Office Word 2013 Core - 77-418

MOS: MS Office Word 2013 Expert Part 1 - 77-425

MOS: MS Office Word 2013 Expert Part 2 - 77-426

 

TRS1 - Tumor Registry Specialist

Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)-Based on AD or equivalent plus

Certificate

 

US11 - Unit Secretary Certification

NAHUC - Health Unit Coordinator Certification

 

To assist the Business Healthcare Technology students with the cost of their educational experience, the GNTC Libraries on Walker, Whitfield/Murray, and Rome campuses now house the Medical Coding Book Bundle. The books will be updated every October per the professional standard. 

On each campus, there will be a reference copy and a second copy that you can check out when you are ready to take your AAPC Professional Coder Exam.  The exam requires students to use the books as their coding reference, rather than the Encoder or computer-assisted software. The cost of the book bundle is around $500 and this has prevented some of our students from being able to complete the AAPC certification process.

Below is the link to the GNTC Library Catalog:

CPT 2022 Professional Edition

Healthcare Related Blogs

When reading healthcare-related information in a blog, be aware that the information may be based on personal opinion and not scientific facts. Healthcare is a science-based profession. Personal opinions are never to be shared with patients. It can lead to confusion and misunderstanding that could cause harm to the patient or the people for whom they give care.

Information from Blogs is not allowed in course work.

Health Affairs Blog  

Safe Healthcare Blog  

Dr. Leslie Greenberg’s Blog  

Off the Charts

Mothers in Medicine

Academy Health