This course is designed to help prepare students to sit for the coding certification examination (AAPC). It is designed with a general study focus theme by presenting sample case scenarios, short coding guideline exercises, and testing techniques. Speed drills are also incorporated to allow the students to build speed necessary to complete the coding certification examinations. This course does not teach coding. Students must come prepared with an in-depth knowledge of medical coding and be interested in obtaining a national certification.

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Learn about our Medical Academy Certificate Programs — Clinical Medical Assistant and Healthcare Administration — by attending one of the following mandatory orientation dates:

  • Wednesday, August 23 | 6pm - 9pm | Room 12 & 13
  • Saturday, August 26 | 9am - 12pm | Room 12 & 13
  • Tuesday, August 29 | 6pm - 9pm | Room 10 (Lower campus)

Learn the practical skills and knowledge needed to work in Healthcare Administration in medical front offices, hospitals (entry level admitting clerk or entry level unit ward clerk) or medical clinic settings. In this comprehensive program you will learn basic medical office procedures and ethics, medical insurance billing and nance, coding (ICD), ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding, Electronic Health Records, Medical Terminology, how to interact with patients, families, physicians and healthcare providers, and career development. This program will prepare you to sit for the CCBMA and NCCT certification exams.

Students who have successfully completed their program, are recommended by their instructor, and have met the requirements to participate in an externship opportunity may spend 160 hours of practical application in an assigned supervised health care setting. While externships are not required in order to take the state CMA exam, externships increase skill practice and employability. Students who qualify for in an externship must pay an additional fee of $295 for this optional program.

Learn practical skills and knowledge needed to work in a physician’s medical office, clinic or other medical setting. This course will prepare students with knowledge in basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, professional and interpersonal skills, medical law and ethics, computer concepts, telephone scheduling and techniques, patient reception, and daily operation of a medical office.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that medical record and health information jobs will increase by 15 percent from 2014-2024. The job of a medical biller is not simply sending invoices and collecting payments. Medical billers can also help patients navigate the frustrating and confusing world of insurance.

This course prepares students for an entry level career in the growing health information eld. Students will assess and code data to ensure that every procedure performed in the medical office has an accurate numerical code assigned to it for proper billing. Students will process medical insurance claims, learn about commonly encountered medical insurance plans and terminology, and maintain patient health records accurately, efficiently and as mandated by HIPPA (Health Insurance, Portability and Accountability Act).

In this comprehensive 12-week hybrid course, students attend class two evenings each week for traditional classroom instruction with an additional assignment to be completed at home. Students will be introduced to the language of medicine and will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words and terms associated with the body as a whole.

Become a Clinical Medical Assistant in the growing and demanding area of healthcare! This comprehensive, hands-on program will prepare you to take the state or national CMA examination, test prep included. Students will learn to perform clinical procedures including vital signs, preparing and administering injections, drawing blood, collecting specimens, taking electrocardiograms, recording and charting patient history, learning the practical applications of Electronic Health Records, preparing patients for x-rays and examinations, applying bandages and dressings, learning medical terminology and career development.

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