BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today that it is hosting a free online tune-up clinic to help medical administrative assistants refresh their skills amid industry changes. The online clinic is for current Bryant & Stratton College students, prospective students and medical administrative professionals. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, February 22 at noon EST and will last for about one hour. It will cover new and emerging regulations and changes for medical administrative assistants including the complex changes with HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10; with HIPAA 5010 alone there are more than 1,000 modifications and ICD-10 has about five times more codes. 

"As 2010 wrapped up we looked back at all the changes in the health care 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, faculty member of Health Sciences at Bryant & Stratton College Online. "This tune-up clinic will give people insight into what the changes mean, who the changes affect and how to stay on top of the shifts in the industry."

Krasny has worked at Bryant & Stratton College Online for nearly four years and will lead the online clinic. She has more than ten years of medical claims management and processing experience and is currently working on her doctorate in Healthcare Administration & Human Services with CPC and CMRS certifications.

Bryant & Stratton College students, graduates and medical administrative professionals interested in attending the online tune-up clinic are invited to submit questions before the webinar for possible use during the question-and-answer section. To register for the webinar and to submit questions please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/472533233

"With healthcare reform making the headlines in 2010, many health care professionals are asking 'What does this mean for me?'" said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. "This tune-up clinic gives people the opportunity to learn about some of the major changes in the industry and get answers to some of their burning questions."

For more information about Bryant & Stratton College Online, go to http://online.bryantstratton.edu

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is one of the nation's pioneers in career education and is the premier provider of online associate's degrees. Bryant & Stratton offers accredited education that upgrades student capabilities and maximizes their marketability. For more than 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has helped students gain the career skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Currently, Bryant & Stratton College Online offers four online bachelor's degree programs, eleven online associate's degree programs and ten online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Bryant & Stratton College also offers flexible scheduling at its 17 campuses located in four states: New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees, visit http://online.bryantstratton.edu.

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