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The Inner Office, Ltd.
80 Erie Street
Cortland, OH 44410-1452
Toll Free: (877) 846-0555
Fax: (330) 637-5223
bonnieb@theinneroffice.com
 



Career Education Educational Courses Available

Our School Mission:

  • To provide a practical, quality, career-oriented training process for students interested in the Health Information Management field.
  • To develop programs that can accommodate individual students’ schedules and encourage the development of self-discipline and practical study skills.
  • To promote an educational process that adheres to the diversity, values and ethical standards of the professions’ certifying organizations (AHIMA, AAPC and AHDI), thereby providing a valuable employee resource for our company and for the healthcare organizations within our community.

Our Statement of Philosophy:
The Inner Office, Ltd. is committed to offering successful education programs encompassing the essential core values, ethical standards, and expectations of the medical community and governing regulatory agencies.

The Inner Office, Ltd. educational programs have been approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. (Registration Number 03-09-1682T).


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Medical Transcription

Your Career as a Medical Transcriptionist (Medical Language Specialist)
The professional healthcare team includes physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, dietitians, and other healthcare support staff. A vital member of this team is the MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST. While not as visible to the general public as some members of the team, the medical transcriptionist plays an important role in providing quality patient care.

Medical transcriptionists provide an important service to both physician and patient by transcribing dictated medical reports that document a patient’s medical care and condition. These may include office chart notes, history and physical examinations, consultations, letters, memos, admission notes, emergency department notes, operative notes, discharge summaries, laboratory tests, and diagnostic studies. Medical transcriptionists contribute to quality patient care through their commitment to excellence.

Medical transcriptionists work in a variety of settings, including medical clinics, doctors’ offices, hospitals, private transcription businesses, and home offices. Some transcriptionists become supervisors, managers, and teachers while others establish their own transcription companies. There is a critical shortage of qualified medical transcriptionists nationwide, and they are always in great demand.

After gaining experience in performing medical transcription in a variety of medical, surgical, and diagnostic specialties, a qualified medical transcriptionist may wish to become a Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) by passing the certification examination administered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). The professional medical transcriptionist participates in a lifelong program of continuing medical education.


Medical Coding

Your Career as a Medical Coder
Medical coders are professionals skilled in analyzing and classifying medical data from patient records. The coding practitioners review patients' records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure.

To perform this task, a medical coder must possess expertise in the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding system. In addition, the medical coder must be knowledgeable about medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology. The coder must also be an expert in health information documentation, data integrity, and quality. Because patients' coded data is submitted to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement, the coder plays a critical role in the health provider's business operation.

Coders find employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, same day surgical centers, multispecialty clinics, and insurance companies. Furthermore, the employment outlook for this coding specialty looks highly favorable with the growth of managed care and the movement of health services delivery beyond the hospital.

The medical coding environment will be changing effective October 1, 2014, from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The Inner Office, Ltd. is prepared to make this transition for medical coders. Call 330-637-5338 for more details.


Medical Billing

Your Career as a Medical Biller
A medical biller is a professional who reviews and processes medical health insurance forms, files insurance claims forms, follows up on late payments and appeals, and assists healthcare entities in collections; in other words, medical billers are the health care provider’s key to getting paid.  Medical billers can also work on the receiving end of claims at insurance companies.  Skills that medical billers should have are good computer skills, good analytical skills, and good working knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy.  Medical billers must also know how to explain charges, deal with criticism, give and receive feedback, be assertive, and communicate effectively without becoming confused when the insured is asking questions.

Medical billers work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physician offices, dentist offices, pharmacies, nursing homes, mental healthcare facilities, physical therapy rehabilitation centers, insurance companies, and consulting firms. The average starting pay for a qualified medical biller varies widely depending on many factors; however, the overall range tends to be from $10 to $18 per hour.  Employers who pay in this range have high expectations which include knowing which forms to use for major carriers, knowing how to handle problem accounts, have a willingness to learn, possessing communication skills in a professional manner, and are dedicated to the business of obtaining maximum reimbursements.

Certification for medical billers can be obtained through the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) by taking their national Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) exam.


Health Information Management

Your Career in Health Information Management

Your Role as a Member of the Healthcare Team
The health information management clerk has many opportunities in the healthcare field. There are many roles such as registration clerk, assembler, analyzer, physician office receptionist, file room technician, unit clerk secretary, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, medical office secretary, or abstractor.

Employment Opportunities
Health information management clerks have employment opportunities in a variety of settings.  These may include acute care facilities, ambulatory care settings, physician practices, medical clinics and extended care facilities.  Well- trained health information management clerks may apply for positions in patient registration, medical records, billing, nursing support, credentialing and ancillary departments.

The health information management clerk may decide to venture into related career paths such as cancer registry, trauma registry, credentialing, coding, billing, or office management.  Additional education may be required, but the health information clerk education process will provide an excellent foundation for advancement as an allied health professional.

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