What Competencies Are Needed For Entry Level Employment In Healthcare

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1. What competencies are needed for entry level employment in healthcare/HIS?

Healthcare skills: (anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, clerical and administrative procedures, laws and ethics, communications),

Computer skills :(MS office, EHR, Internet, billing-related/PM, data mining, records management, coding/cac,

And knowledge of healthcare reform: (privacy and security, HIPPA, HITECH, PPACA, ICD-10) for the greatest career opportunities for advancement.

2. Describe various professions (clinical and administrative) and their roles and responsibilities in the medical office.

Physicians, primary clinicians in the practice

Physician Assistants, formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic,
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Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): A type of health insurance plan that usually limits coverage to care from doctors who work for or contract with the HMO. It generally won't cover out-of-network care except in an emergency. An HMO may require you to live or work in its service area to be eligible for coverage. HMOs often provide integrated care and focus on prevention and wellness.

Point of Service (POS): A type of plan where you pay less if you use doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that belong to the plan’s network. POS plans require you to get a referral from your primary care doctor in order to see a specialist.

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO): A type of health plan where you pay less if you use providers in the plan’s network. You can use doctors, hospitals, and providers outside of the network without a referral for an additional cost.

Health Savings Account (HSA): A Health Savings Account allows individuals to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical expenses on a pretax basis.

7. List and briefly describe the four major government-sponsored insurance programs.

Medicare: is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent
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