Online school offers refresher class on medical codingBryant and Stratton College Online recently announced that it will begin offering a web-based tune-up class for medical administrative assistants.

Officials said that the school will offer an online class to help medical administrative assistants stay current on the latest industry trends.The session will cover changes in different coding systems that are being enacted as a result of the recent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

"As 2010 wrapped up, we looked back at all the changes in the healthcare industry in the past year, and we wanted to find a way to help our graduates and healthcare professionals stay up-to-date," said Amber Krasny, a professor of Health Sciences at Bryant and Stratton College Online.

Officials noted that the class will last for about an hour and will cover more than 1,000 modifications made to industry standard coding systems.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in the medical administrative assistants field are expected to increase by 27 percent over the next seven years.

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