The Certified Medical Audit Specialist® certification examination is based on four main core curriculum domains, each domain supported by task-specific categories and sub-categories representing the scope and job responsibilities of medical auditors nationally.
AAMAS conducted two national Job Task Analysis surveys in 2004 and 2006 completed by medical auditors from all types of disciplines. Job Task Analysis (JTA) also referred to as Job Delineation Study is a systematic process designed to identify the skills, knowledge and abilities required in the performance of a task or tasks within an occupation or profession; and for medical auditors, the JTA survey confirmed the various skills, knowledge and abilities that define the scope of medical audit practice. The results of the JTA survey serve as the blueprint in the design, evaluation and content validation of the CMAS® certification examination, and became the test specification basis for the items constructed for the CMAS® examination. The JTA survey results (knowledge, skills and abilities) were psychometrically and statistically validated according to the “frequency and criticality” responses provided by medical auditor survey participants. Finally, these results serve as the empirical content specification linked to the development of the CMAS® certification examination.
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Core Curriculum Domain 01: Professional Standards and Audit Behavior (8%)
Core Curriculum Domain 02: Medical Audit Process and Methodology (Total = 58%)
02.01 Investigate and Verify Charges Against Medical Record Documentation (5%)
02.02 Audit Process, Work Flow and Audit Findings (19%)
02.03 Other Relevant Medical Audit Responsibilities (10%)
02.04. Quality Improvement Activities, Education and Training (4%)
02.05. Compliance and Special Investigations (6%)
02.06. Contracts and Negotiations (2%)
02.07. Denial and Appeals Management (3%)
02.08. Health Information Management (Medical Records) (4%)
02.09. Informatics and Technology (5%)
Core Curriculum Domain 03: Audit Skill (Total =21%)
03.01. Interaction and Communication (6%)
03.02. Specific Knowledge and Skill Set (12%)
03.03. Leadership and Management (6%)
Core Curriculum Domain 04: Medical Audit Environment (13%)
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