An individual belonging to another country or people; a foreigner. Referred to as an immigrant when a person from another country comes to settle
A request form to be completed with pertinent data when applying for employment.
To send a resume with a cover letter to possible prospects whom the individual does not know personally and who have not advertised for a job opening.
business associate agreement
Contract between the provider and a clearing house that submits the electronic claims on behalf of the provider.
A statement issued by a board or association verifying that a person meets profession standards.
Certified Coding Specialist
CCS, A title received by a person after appropriate training and by passing a certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association for hospital-based coding
Certified Coding Specialist Physician
CCS-P, A title received by a person after appropriate training and by passing certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association for physician-based coding
Certified Medical Assistant
CMA, A title received by a person after appropriate training and by passing a certification examination administered by the American Association for Medical Assistants, Inc.
Certified Medical Billing Specialist
CMBS, A titled received by a person after appropriate training and by passing a certification examination administered either by the American Association of Medical Billers in Los Angeles or the Medical Association of Billers in Las Vegas.
Certified Professional Coder
CPC, CPC-A CPC-H, A title received by a person after appropriate training and by passing a certification examination administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders
A date sheet that outlines experience and education by dates
claims assistance professional
CAP, A practitioner who works for the consumer and helps patient organize, complete, file, and negotiate health insurance claims of all types to obtain maximum benefits as well as tell patients what checks to write to providers to eliminate overpayment.
A date sheet that combines specific dates or work experience with educational skills
Formal education pursued by a working professional and intended to improve or maintain profession competence.
A letter of introduction prepared to accompany a resume when seeking a job.
electronic claims processor
ECP, an individual who converts insurance claims to standardized electronic format and transmits electronic insurance claims data to the insurance carrier or clearinghouse to help the physician receive payment. Sometimes referred to as electronic claims professional
A business organization that refers job applicants to potential employers
A date sheet that highlights qualifications and skills
Meeting an individual face-to-face for evaluating and questioning a job applicant
Guide or teacher who offers advice, criticism, wisdom, guidance, and perspective to an inexperienced by promising protege to help reach a life goal.
National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist
NCICS, An insurance and coding certification that is awarded by an independent testing agency, the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
Exchanging information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions and making use of professional contracts
A compilation of items that represents a job applicant's skills.
Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers
PAHCOM, A nationwide organization dedicated to providing a strong professional network for health care office managers
Registered Medical Assistant
RMA, A title earned by completing appropriate training and passing a registry examination administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Registered Medical Coder
RMC, A registered title awarded after completion of coursework given by the Medical management Institute (MMI) with recertification requirements
Entry in an official registry or record that lists names of persons in an occupation who have satisfied requirements or by attaining a certain level of education and paying a registration fee.
A summary of education, skills, and work experience, usually in outline form.
Working for oneself, with direct control over work, services, and fees.
A document that enumerates the obligations of a billing service and a medical practice stating the responsible party for each specific duty and task.