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DYC Now Offers Online Continuing Education Courses

DYC Now Offers Online Continuing Education Courses

Clinical Medical Assistant and Medical Billing & Coding, among the new online course offerings by D'Youville's Center for Professional Studies.

Buffalo, New York – March 26, 2015 – A number of online health profession workforce development courses are now being offered by the D’Youville College Center for Professional Studies.

The non-credit, continuing education courses include Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Coding ICD-10 all of which can be taken online, according to Catherine Huber, director of the Center.

“Our Clinical Medical Assistant program will prepare students to assist physicians by performing functions related the clinical aspects of a medical office,” Huber said.

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical duties in the offices of physicians, and other health care practitioners. Duties vary with the specialty, location and size of the practice.

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from now until 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Another fast-growing profession is Medical Billing and Coding and D’Youville’s course will cover complex procedures in this area. “We will cover CPT introduction, guidelines, evaluations and management, specialty fields such as surgery, radiology and laboratory and basic claims process for insurance reimbursements,” Huber said.

Technicians organize and manage health information data ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems.

The Medical Coding ICD-10 program will address and teach the required changes in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) as it moves from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule making October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans and healthcare clearing houses to make the transition to ICD-10

“Our course will include a detailed review of both ICD-9 and 10 showing the differences between the two and a review of new federal regulations. There will be case studies and more,” Huber stated.

A popular Pharmacy Technician classroom program will be offered again in the fall.