The Andrews School Catalog of Courses

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The Andrews School Catalog of Courses

The Andrews School

5601 NW 72nd Street, Suite 167
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132
(405) 721-3555
linda@andrewsschool.com
Effective Date: October 31, 2014



Welcome

Thank you for your interest in The Andrews School. We are pleased that you are considering our program and appreciate the time you have spent on our website. We invite you to look over our catalog and we hope you will find a program that meets your needs. Founded in 1990, The Andrews School is owned and directed by Linda L. Andrews.

Why we are different in our educational approach: The Andrews School provides a unique and effective educational experience. There is a careful balance between academics and practicality. Education is taken seriously in our intense and comprehensive training. No shortened or partial training is offered. Students are tested consistently throughout the course. Our instructors are among the best in the nation.

Admission Policy: Prior to admittance, students will demonstrate through pre-enrollment tests or counseling the ability to satisfactorily complete a program in the time allotted. A pre-enrollment test is online under the “How To Enroll” section for each course.

Class Schedules: Courses are scheduled on an open-entry basis and are by distance learning. We enroll students throughout the year as openings are available.

Completion Time: Course lengths are listed under each course entry below. Course time may be extended at the discretion of the Director, as long as the student is making consistent and satisfactory progress. There is no additional charge if course time is extended.

Grading, Conduct, and Certificate of Completion: A certificate of completion will be issued following satisfactory completion of all program materials including any required remedial work, as long as all financial obligations have been met by the student. There is no additional charge for required remedial work. Those students not meeting minimum requirements may be placed on academic probation. At the discretion of the Director, students may be asked to repeat unsatisfactory work and complete remedial assignments in order to help them develop marketable skills. If the student does not progress satisfactorily, he/she may be academically terminated. Disruptive behavior may result in immediate termination, at the discretion of the Director (behavioral termination).

Cost of Course and Payment Plans: The entire cost of the program includes tuition, books, and materials. Many students are able to pay in full at the time of enrollment. We greatly appreciate your selecting that option if it is available to you. A payment plan is available. No interest is charged. The length of the payment plan and amount of down payment required for each course are listed under each course entry below.

Financial Assistance: We work with several agencies such as Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and various private job placement programs from across the nation. Financial assistance (Pell or Guaranteed Student Loan Program) as such is not available at The Andrews School. We have chosen to assist our students by offering a payment plan with no interest.

Returns Policy: Defective items will be replaced if returned to us in the original packaging with accessories free from scratches, writing or wear. Items showing signs of misuse are excluded, according to the discretion of the Director. Defects after 30 days from purchase are no longer eligible for exchange. Items returned must be shipped via traceable and insured method.

Refund Policy: There is no refund for equipment, books, and materials upon receipt by student with the exception of defective items as noted above or for Termination of Course, Rejection, or Cancelled Class as noted below. Student will not be entitled to any refund after completion of 50% of course.

Termination of Course, Rejection, or Cancelled Class: Applicant shall be entitled to refund of all monies paid. All equipment, books and materials must be returned to the school in the original packaging, in usable condition. School will pay cost of shipping and handling in the case of rejected applicant or discontinued class.

Three Day Cancellation: All monies paid by an applicant will be refunded if requested within three days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment.

Other Cancellation: An applicant subsequently requesting cancellation shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus a registration fee of 15% of the contract price of the course, but in no event may the school retain more than $150.00.

First Week: For a student terminating training after entering school and starting the course of training but within the first week, the tuition retained by the school shall not exceed 10% of the contract price of the course plus $150.00 but in no event more than $350.00.

Student Withdrawal or School Termination After One Week but Less Than the First 25% of Course: For a student terminating training after one week but within 25% of course, a refund of 75% of tuition, minus $150, will be made, not including cost of equipment, books, and materials received.

Student Withdrawal or School Termination After Completion of 25% of Course but Less Than the First 50% of Course: For a student terminating training after completion of 25% of course but within 50% of course, a refund of 50% of tuition, minus $150, will be made, not including cost of equipment, books, and materials received.

Student Withdrawal or School Termination After Completion of 50% of Course: Student is responsible for paying the full course cost. For a student terminating training, student is not entitled to a refund.


Medical Administrative Assistant - 80 Lessons

Module I - 20 Lessons
Medical Terminology, Time Management, Overview of Office Staff Responsibilities

Module II - 20 Lessons
Patient Interaction, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Office and EHR Software Applications

Module III - 20 Lessons
Medical Billing and Insurance Reimbursement, Medicolegal Aspects of the Healthcare Record, Office Software Applications

Module IV - 20 Lessons
Professional Development and Style, Job Search Preparation

Prerequisites: Applicants must pass screening test on the “Medical Administrative Assistant” section of our web site. Please read instructions carefully.

Grading Scale:

Medical Administrative Assistant TestsAll Other
A 95-100A 90-100
B 90-94B 80-89
C 85-89C 70-79
D 80-84D 60-69
F Below 80 - FailureF Below 60 - Failure

ModulesTuitionBooks/Equipment/MaterialsTotal
Module I$850.00$400.00$1,250.00
Module II$850.00$850.00
Module III$850.00$850.00
Module IV$850.00$850.00
TOTALS$3,400.00$400.00$3,800.00

Course Policy and Time Requirement for Medical Administrative Assistant: Students spend from 15 to 30 hours a week on administrative assistant practice and reading assignments, depending on their ability to cover the material effectively. The course is designed to be completed within one year.

Please note that students must turn in assignments to be graded by assigned deadlines in order to remain as a student. We are able to extend the time for any student who needs additional time, as long as the student continues to turn in assignments at the required pace and is otherwise making good and consistent progress. Students must maintain grades of C or higher to stay in the program. Errors on exams may require remedial assignments, at the discretion of the Director.

Payment Plan for Medical Administrative Assistant: The minimum down payment is $500; the recommended down payment is $1,000. A 24-month payment plan is available. No interest is charged.


Medical Billing - 25 Lessons

Module I - 25 Lessons
Medical Terminology, Beginning/Intermediate Anatomy and Physiology, Medicolegal Aspects of the Healthcare Record, Reimbursement Methods, Medical Office Procedures, Healthcare Data Content and Structure

Prerequisites: Applicants must pass screening test on the “Medical Billing” section of our web site. Please read instructions carefully.

Grading Scale:

Medical Billing TestsAll Other
A 95-100A 90-100
B 90-94B 80-89
C 85-89C 70-79
D 80-84D 60-69
F Below 80 - FailureF Below 60 - Failure

TuitionBooks/Equipment/MaterialsTotal
$600.00$300.00$900.00

Course Policy and Time Requirement for Medical Billing: Students spend from 15 to 30 hours a week on billing practice and reading assignments, depending on their ability to cover the material effectively. The course is designed to be completed within four months.

Please note that students must turn in billing work to be graded by assigned deadlines in order to remain as a student. We are able to extend the time for any student who needs additional time, as long as the student continues to turn in assignments at the required pace and is otherwise making good and consistent progress. Students must maintain grades of C or higher to stay in the program. Errors on exams may require remedial assignments, at the discretion of the Director.

Payment Plan for Medical Billing: The minimum down payment is $300; the recommended down payment is $600. A 10-month payment plan is available. No interest is charged.


Medical Coding - 80 Lessons

Module I – 20 lessons
Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Diagnosis Coding for Physician Services (DSM-IV, ICD-10-CM)

Module II – 20 lessons
Anatomy and Physiology, Procedure Coding for Physician Services, Ambulatory Care, Diagnostic and Laboratory Procedures (CPT, HCPCS Level II)

Module III – 20 lessons
Pharmacotherapy, Intermediate/Advanced Procedure Coding for Physician Services, Ambulatory Care, Diagnostic and Laboratory Procedures (CPT, HCPCS Level II), Reimbursement Methods, Medical Office Procedures, Healthcare Data Content and Structure

Module IV – 20 lessons
Pathophysiology, Intermediate/Advanced Diagnosis and Procedure Coding for Inpatient Services (DSM-IV, ICD-10-CM/PCS), Clinical Practice Experience, Certification Exam Preparation

Prerequisites: Applicants must pass screening test on the “Medical Coding” section of our web site. Please read instructions carefully.

Grading Scale:

Medical Coding TestsAll Other
A 95-100A 90-100
B 90-94B 80-89
C 85-89C 70-79
D 80-84D 60-69
F Below 80 - FailureF Below 60 - Failure

ModulesTuitionBooks/Equipment/MaterialsTotal
Module I$825.00$1,200.00$2,025.00
Module II$825.00$825.00
Module III$825.00$825.00
Module IV$825.00$825.00
TOTALS$3,300.00$1,200.00$4,500.00

Course Policy and Time Requirement for Medical Coding: Students spend from 15 to 30 hours a week on coding practice and reading assignments, depending on their ability to cover the material effectively. Each medical coding module is designed to be completed in 13 weeks, the course to be completed within one year.

Please note that students must turn in coding work to be graded by assigned deadlines in order to remain as a student. We are able to extend the time for any student who needs additional time, as long as the student continues to turn in assignments at the required pace and is otherwise making good and consistent progress. Students must maintain grades of C or higher to stay in the program. Errors on exams may require remedial assignments, at the discretion of the Director.

Payment Plan for Medical Coding: The minimum down payment is $600; the recommended down payment is $1,500. A 24-month payment plan is available. No interest is charged.


Medical Transcription - 80 Lessons

Module I – 20 Lessons
Introduction to medical terminology, anatomy & physiology and pharmacology with application to medical reports. Use of medical references and word-searching techniques. Review and appropriate application of grammar, punctuation, and editing techniques. Introduction to proofreading with emphasis on error analysis. Introduction to professional issues. Transcription of authentic physician dictation at the beginning level. Students learn to understand and follow detailed written instructions regarding their work, simulating those they will experience later on the job.

Module II – 20 Lessons
Medical terminology, pharmacology, anatomy & physiology and laboratory tests at the intermediate level, with application to medical reports. Grammar, punctuation, editing, and proofreading, with emphasis on error analysis and quality improvement as applied to the medical record. Transcription of authentic physician dictation of medical specialties in the hospital setting and in the physician office setting, at the intermediate level.

Module III – 20 Lessons
Advanced specialty medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, and laboratory tests with application to medical reports. Advanced proofreading skills with emphasis on self-assessment and quality improvement.

Module IV – 20 Lessons
Preparation for transition to work environment. Creation and use of expanders. Transcription of authentic physician dictation at the advanced level, with emphasis on speed, accuracy, and marketability. Employment issues and pre-employment tests.

Prerequisites: Minimum keyboarding speed of 45 wpm with 80% accuracy. Applicants must pass screening test on the “Medical Transcription” section of our web site. Please read instructions carefully.

Grading Scale:

Medical Transcription Tests All Other
A 95-100A 90-100
B 90-94B 80-89
C 85-89C 70-79
D 80-84D 60-69
F Below 80 - FailureF Below 60 - Failure

ModulesTuitionBooks/Equipment/MaterialsTotal
Module I$568.00$1,528.00$2,096.00
Module II$568.00$568.00
Module III$568.00$568.00
Module IV$568.00$568.00
TOTALS$2,272.00$1,528.00$3,800.00

Course Policy and Time Requirement for Medical Transcription: Students spend from 15 to 30 hours a week on transcription practice and reading assignments, depending on their ability to cover the material effectively. Each medical transcription module is designed to be completed in 13 weeks, the course to be completed within one year.

Please note that students must turn in transcription work to be graded by assigned deadlines in order to remain as a student. We are able to extend the time for any student who needs additional time, as long as the student continues to turn in assignments at the required pace and is otherwise making good and consistent progress. Students must maintain grades of C or higher to stay in the program. Errors on exams may require remedial assignments, at the discretion of the Director.

Payment Plan for Medical Transcription: The minimum down payment is $1,000; the recommended down payment is $1,400. A 24-month payment plan is available. No interest is charged.


ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition - 10 Lessons

Module I - 10 Lessons
Diagnosis Coding (ICD-10-CM); Procedural Coding for Inpatient Services (ICD-10-PCS)

Grading Scale:

90-100%Pass
0-89%Failure
TuitionBooks/Equipment/MaterialsTotal
$1,150.00$350.00$1,500.00

Course Policy and Time Requirement for ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition: Students spend from 5 to 15 hours a week on coding practice and reading assignments, depending on their ability to cover the material effectively. The course is designed to be completed within two months.

Please note that students must turn in work to be graded by assigned deadlines in order to remain as a student. We are able to extend the time for any student who needs additional time, as long as the student continues to turn in assignments at the required pace and is otherwise making good and consistent progress.

Payment Plan for ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition: The minimum down payment is $500; the recommended down payment is $1,000. A 10-month payment plan is available. No interest is charged.



Certified as true and correct as to content and policy.

Linda L. Andrews
Director