BECOME An electronic health
records professional
Certified Electronic Health Record Professional

Overview

 

Electronic Health Record Professionals work in various healthcare facilities namely the Hospitals, Clinics, Multi-provider Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, and many more areas in healthcare. The duties of Electronic Health Record Professionals are very similar to those of an Administrative Medical Assistant may vary with specialty, and size of the practice. Electronic Health Record Professionals mainly perform tasks in medical offices, clinics, hospitals of healthcare providers such as the physician and/or other healthcare professionals.  

​The duties of Electronic Health Record Professionals vary from facility to facility; however, the administrative duties include tasks such as managing the front office with medical reception, handling phone calls, scheduling appointments, scheduling follow-ups, assisting managing office finances, handling patient medical records by creating, storing, updating them using an Electronic Health Record Software (EHR), other duties may include obtaining pre-authorization from insurance companies, using codes for billing the insurance companies, maintaining and ordering medical supplies, maintaining equipment logs, patient checking and check outs and other administrative duties as assigned by the facility.

Requirements

Candidates registering for the exam must qualify in (at-least 1) of the GROUPS (A or B or C) as shown below. Training and experience may be completed within united states of america or outside united states of america. 

GROUP A

EDUCATION

Training or

Equivalent

(Nationally or Internationally)

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GROUP b

experience

Have work experience

or

Equivalent

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GROUP C

MILITARY

Must submit proof of education or experience.

 

Duties

Administrative & Clerical Skills

Managing Front Office Duties

Communication with Patients

Provide Patient Education

Enter Patient Data using EHR Software

Enter Specimen Data using EHR Software

Appointment Scheduling using EHR Software

Follow Up Scheduling using EHR Software

Office Finances using EHR Software

Billing and Coding using EHR Software

Opening and Closing Office

Exam Test Plan

The exam content topic includes the following:

  1. Record Management

  2. Health Insurance

  3. Billing and Finances

  4. Spoken and Written Communication

  5. Medical Front Office Management

 
 

Renewal

AECA believes in continuing education more frequently so that the candidate can have a constant touch with knowledge, Candidate’s are required to attend the continuing education units / credits every year to renew their certification.

Renewal: 

Certification is required to be renewed annually.

On submitting a renewal application the candidate will receive an email with links to CEUs that must be completed and submitted online. 

Fee Schedule for Renewal

Renewal Fee: $50

Reinstatement

Certification that are expired must apply for reinstatement.

If you wish to apply to reinstate your expired certification you may proceed by submitting a reinstatement application. 

 

Fee Schedule for Reinstatement

Expired Less than 1 Year: $99  

Expired More than 1 Year but Less than 2 Years: $199

 

Frequently asked questions

What is a COVID-19 RT-PCR test?


  • A COVID-19 RT-PCR test detects RNA that is unique to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The specimen for this testing is generally collected using a oropharyngeal swab unless a nasopharyngeal swab is requested. COVID-19 virus test results are positive during infection (asymptomatic or symptomatic) and negative for individuals who have not been infected as well as in individuals who have been infected but whose immune system has effectively cleared the virus.




What is RT-PCR?


  • RT-PCR stands for Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction, a laboratory method used to detect specific RNA sequences. This is a high sensitivity laboratory method that utilizes polymerase to amplify specific genetic targets. Amplification is monitored and indicative of the presence of the target if amplification is successful.




What is SARS-CoV-2?


  • SARS-CoV-2 is the abbreviation for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, the virus that causes Coronavirus disease-2019, also known as COVID-19 or novel coronavirus disease.




What can my COVID-19 test results tell me?


  • A positive PCR test indicates the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus.




Does insurance cover this test?


  • Insurance will generally cover testing for patients with suspected COVID-19 exposure and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or patients requiring a test for surgical procedures. Insurance will generally NOT cover for all other COVID-19 testing needs—including travel and elective COVID-19 testing. Insurance does not cover 24-hour RT-PCR testing for travel or rapid antigen testing.




Are these tests approved by FDA?


  • The COVID-19 tests currently offered by KSL are approved by FDA through Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).