CMTN Micro-credentials

Explore Health Careers

Explore the field of health and prepare for an education and career in the healthcare industry.

Upon completion of this micro-credential, work with a CMTN educational advisor to assist with your transition into a career program in Health Services

We have received funding from BC Government to run this as a pilot in the Winter 2021 semester. Tuition is $99.

Course delivery

Note that courses are offered in partnership with Ed2Go, CMTN's trusted partner in online Continuing Studies.

Requirements

To qualify for this micro-credential you must complete a minimum of 48 hours of course work:


Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant (Ed2Go)

Learn what it takes to have a successful career as an administrative medical assistant in the exciting and high-demand world of healthcare.

In this course, you will master the basics of scheduling patients' appointments, surgeries, and hospital admissions. In addition, you will discover how to create, maintain, and file medical charts. You will also find out how to verify patients' insurance, create encounter forms (charge tickets), post charges, obtain pre-authorizations from insurers, and schedule return visits.

After that, go behind the scenes as you learn how to apply diagnostic and procedure codes to patients' accounts and bill their insurance companies. Next, explore additional accounts receivable tasks including posting payments and adjustments, billing secondary insurance, and following up on unpaid insurance claims. You will also learn what a day sheet is, why it's important, and how to keep track of all your patient accounts on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis.

Finally, delve into the basics of keeping a medical office running smoothly—from ordering supplies to scheduling staff meetings and making travel arrangements.

If you're organized, a "people person," and interested in a secure job in the healthcare field, a career as an administrative medical assistant may be just what you're looking for. This course will set you on the path to that career and help you determine which aspect of medical information management, such as patient contact or billing and coding, suits you best.

For more information about how ed2go courses work, please visit the Help tab on CMTN’s ed2go site.

Course number:
CEHLTH 262
Campuses offered:
  • Online
Price:
$175
Times:
Self-paced
Hours:
24
Register at:
the Register for Continuing Studies page. This course is offered online in partnership with ED2GO online.

Contact

For more information on micro-credentials at Coast Mountain College contact:

Meredith Findlay
Regional Program Assistant, Workforce Training
250.635.6511 Ext. 5217
mfindlay@coastmountaincollege.ca