What is a Medical Records Specialist?
Each time a patient receives a health care service, a record is maintained of the intervention & treatment outcome. A medical records specialist organizes all of this documentation for future use. Many medical practices see a large amount of patients. This creates a vast amount of documentation that someone familiar with various filing techniques must maintain. A medical records specialist is well acquainted with many aspects of a medical practice, especially medical records.
Medical practices follow laws and guidelines for proper documentation, maintenance and usage of medical records. A medical records specialist is responsible for knowing these laws and guidelines and assisting others, such as physicians, in observing them.
What will the Medical Records Specialist program teach me?
Through Brighton's Medical Records career training, you will learn the necessary skills to become a successful medical records specialist. In our medical records career training program, you will learn more about: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical records, business English, office procedures, medical billing, and basic medical coding. These courses could effectively prepare you for new medical records career opportunities.
Do I need prior medical experience to take the Medical Records Specialist program?
Previous medical experience is not needed. Brighton's online Medical Records Career Training starts with the basics and guides you step-by-step through easy-to-understand Medical Records career training. Students with little or no medical experience learn quickly and easily. The Medical Records Specialist program is detailed and comprehensive so that you acquire the needed skills to become a successful Medical Records Specialist. If you do have previous experience, you will be able to use your current knowledge to complete your medical records training faster.
How long does the Medical Records Specialist training program take to complete?
The length of the Medical Records career training program depends on you! If you work an average 10-15 hours per week you will graduate in approximately 6-9 months. However, our Medical Records career training is completely self-paced so you are able to progress as fast as you would like.