EGACE’s Medical Administrative Assistant with Billing and Coding Program allows a student to complete both the Medical Office Specialist and the Billing and Coding Specialist in one session.  This is a full time and whole day program.

Projections of Employment

According to California Labor Market Information (LMI) the number of Medical Secretaries is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations.  Jobs for the Medical Secretaries are expected to increase by 21.5 percent, or 16,200 jobs between 2016-2026.

In Sacramento Metro Area, the number of Medical Secretaries is expected to grow much faster than average growth for all occupations.  Jobs for Medical Secretaries are expected to increase by 19.7 percent, or 810 jobs between 2014 and 2024.

According to California Labor Market Information (LMI) the number of Medical Coders is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupantions.  Jobs for the Medical Coders are expected to increase by 16.0 percent, or 3,400 jobs between 2016-2026.

In Sacramento Metro Area, the number of Medical Coders is expected to grow much faster than average growth for all occupations.  Jobs for Medical Coder are expected to increase by 22.6 percent, or 300 jobs between 2014 and 2024.

What Medical Administrative Assistant with Billing and Coding Do:

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians play a vital and unseen role in the quality of health care. They manage patient information and health care data ensuring privacy and security of protected health information and compliance with electronic data interchange standards in order to advance the delivery of quality health care. Managing health information has evolved from working with paper medical records to ensuring electronic information is accessible, accurate, and secure. Health Information Technicians work in health care settings where health information is captured, maintained, or used. 

Medical Coders are responsible for coding patients’ medical information for reimbursement and research purposes. They assign diagnosis and procedure codes using software that calculates the diagnosis-related group (DRG). The DRG determines the hospital’s reimbursement for services for Medicare inpatients and some third-party payers. Coders work with other reimbursement systems, such as those required for hospital-based ambulatory care and outpatient surgeries, physician offices, long-term care, home health care, rehabilitation services, and mental health. 

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Medical Secretaries provide administrative or clerical support to physicians or other health professionals. They schedule appointments and make sure the office runs smoothly. A good understanding of grammar, punctuation, and spelling is important because Medical Secretaries may assist physicians or medical scientists with reports, speeches, articles, and conference proceedings. Medical Secretaries’ work involves knowledge and use of medical terminology and hospital or laboratory procedures. The job duties of a Medical Secretary vary depending on the size of the office. In smaller offices, Medical Secretaries may greet patients, schedule appointments, keep records, answer phone calls, and order supplies. In larger establishments, Medical Secretaries could work in the medical records department or as a personal secretary to the department head. Additionally, Medical Secretaries may handle correspondence, bill patients, complete insurance forms, and transcribe dictation. They may keep financial records and handle credits, collections, and other bookkeeping duties. They also record simple medical histories and arrange for patients to be hospitalized. 

Become a Medical Administrative Assistant with Billing and Coding

The EGACE’s Medical Administrative Assistant with Billing and Coding  program is 15 weeks program and trains graduates in all of the basic training required to work in a doctor’s office and entry level medical coder.

EGACE’s graduates qualify to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) National Certified Insurance & Coding .

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$3,500.00, includes all textbooks, materials, a set of scrubs, immunization,
and one NCCT Certificate exam

Students are responsible for understanding the EGACE refund policy, CTI Refund Policy.

EGACE's Medical Administrative Assistant with Billing and Coding Program Information

Medical Administrative Assistant with Billing and Codiing

2019-2020 School Year Schedule

Program hours: 556 hours

15 weeks  (Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm)

Spring Session: 3/14/2020-6/26/20

Program Courses

1.   Workforce Development 7.   Medical Terminology & Anatomy and Physiology
2.   Word 2016 8.  Coding
3.   Excel 2016 9. Billing
4.   Keyboarding  10.  Billing and Coding
5.   10-Key 11.  NCCT ICS Test Prep
6.   Administrative Medical Assistant

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate
100%
Passing rate on Industry Certification Exam
100%
Placement rate (field of study)
80%

Labor Market Infomation

Medical Coder:

Annual Wages for 2018 Low
(25th percentile)
Median
(50th percentile)
High
(75th percentile)
California $34,506 $45,757 $62,878
Sacramento Metro Area $36,780 $50,215 $63,578

Medcial Secretary:

Annual Wages for 2018 Low
(25th percentile)
Median
(50th percentile)
High
(75th percentile)
California $32,417 $39,971 $49,736
Sacramento Metro Area $36,798 $45, 939 $51, 835

Where Could this Job Lead

In large health information departments, they may promote to section supervisor, where they oversee the work of the coding, release of information, or record processing sections.

Medical Secretaries who work in clinics or hospitals can advance to administrative positions, such as senior Secretary, clerical supervisor, office manager, medical records clerk, administrative assistant, or unit manager.

Program Requirements

  • You must have a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must pass both a reading and math placement exam.

Funding Questions

Financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals through the Sacramento Works Job Center as funds are available, for Job Centers near you, click here. Through the newtwork of Job Centers, Sacramento Works can provide job seekers a variety of services that fit their needs.

If you are a client of the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance or the State Department of Rehabilitation you should inquire with your counselor about whether you qualify for financial assistance.

EGACE’s CTI program currently does not accept FASFA or Pell Grants.

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Are your ready to start? Next steps

Call (916) 686-7724 or email cti-info@egusd.net to discuss the program, and schedule assessment, and intake orientation.

 

EGACE-CTI Office Location:

9362 Elk Grove-Florin Road

Elk Grove, CA 95624