CTE - Career Technical Education
Victor Valley Adult School is proud to announce that we are offering a new CTE Medical Terminology and Medical Records and Insurance Billing Technician Course! Click here to learn more!
The study of medical terminology introduces students to the language of medicine. Students will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words, and medical terms associated with the body as a whole. Utilizing a systems-approach, the student will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, oncology, and pharmacology. In addition to medical terms, common abbreviations applicable to each system will be interpreted.
Medical Records and Insurance Billing Technician:
This course is designed to prepare students to enter employment in a medical insurance or other medical-clerical position, or continue their training in the medical field. This course provides a firm foundation in the procedures of medical records, HIPAA privacy act, medical billing and coding procedures. Students receive instruction in medical office insurance billing procedures, including financial records, computerized medical records and billing, CPT, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS coding, collection procedures, identifying and billing various insurance plans (HMO, PPO, Medicare, MediCal, Private Indemnity, Workers' Compensation), referral process and proper office protocol. Students will also receive instruction in all aspects of maintaining medical records and filing systems, electronic medical records procedures, including how to transfer, release, purge, store, retrieve, and destroy records and files. The importance of confidentiality and ethical conduct is stressed.
CTE courses are one semester long and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only students who complete all components of registration, including entry testing, will be added to the course. Attendance and seat time is required and crucial to completing the course. Students who miss more than 2 days of class will not be able to meet the minimum requirements and will therefore be dropped.