Allied Healthcare Professional
The Allied Healthcare Professional program provides comprehensive training for students who wish to prepare for entry into a career in Allied Healthcare.
Students will increase their career opportunities as an Allied Health Professional with eligibility for up to four (4) National Certifications!
This 9-Month online training program provides training in areas including Medical Office Procedures and Administration, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Electronic Health Records, Pharmacy Technician, and Insurance Billing and Coding Essentials. Upon completion of the program, students will have become skilled in a comprehensive set of subject matter areas, and will be prepared for multiple healthcare certifications (CMAA, CPhT, CEHRS, and CBCS), increasing their marketability in the field and allowing for greater flexibility in their career path. The registration cost to sit for each of these four exams one time is covered by MedCerts.
Graduates of this program have an unrivaled edge in the marketplace. Not only will students receive cross-training in multiple disciplines, but they are uniquely qualified for a variety of in-demand and high growth careers.
CMAA | CEHRS | CBCS | CPhT
- 24/7 Access to curriculum, including video content, and all course/program supplements and resources for independent study
- Live one-on-one online mentoring support is available Monday-Thursday (8:30am-8:00pm ET), Friday (8:30am-6pm ET) for subject matter inquiries
- Expert-led video-based training is the primary method of learning, with secondary methods that include courseware (text/workbooks), software demos, quizzes and final exams, and more
- MedCerts programs are self-paced, with a suggested minimum number of chapters per week defined for each student
- Welcome Package that contains access to online textbooks and workbooks, course schedules, login credentials, and may include FlashCards, Quick Reference Study Sheets, and/or textbooks that have been authored and published by MedCerts
- Training delivered on a cutting edge Learning Management System (LMS)
- All students receive a personalized one-on-one New Student Orientation prior to beginning their program
- Access to all training material is provided for a full 12 months, for exam preparation, regardless of the duration of the program
- MedCerts Student Support Coordinators are highly skilled, trained and certified, supportive professionals who truly care about each student’s success
- Communication is key! Student progress is monitored on a DAILY BASIS. Personalized assistance is provided by Student Services as needed to help keep them on track
- MedCerts provides Exam Preparation Guides to students upon completion of their program
- Upon completion, students may participate in a one-on-one Exam Preparation Session with a subject matter specialist to prepare for their National Certification Exam(s)
- Our dedicated Certification Exam Coordinator can help each student locate an exam test site and assist with the registration process from start to finish
- HI-1011 Medical Office Procedures & Administration:
This course will introduce the student to the Healthcare industry, its environment, and the day to day skills and knowledge required to understand how the medical office works. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPAA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service.
- MS-2000 Microsoft Office Series I:
This set of courses will provide the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents within an office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, and how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel.
- HI-1014 Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology:
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
- HI-1015 Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials:
This course has four units with specific information that covers the skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as an Insurance Billing Specialist. This will include ICD9 & CPT coding, billing and reimbursement processes and understanding insurance companies. The Insurance and Billing Career, HIPAA, Health Insurance basics, Medical Record Documentation, Diagnostic Coding, Procedural Coding, Health Insurance Claim Form, Electronic Data Exchange, Claim Reimbursement, Fees, BCBS, Managed Care, Private Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, TRIcare, CHAMP, Workers Compensation, and Disability Income Insurance.
- HI-1017 Pharmacy Technician Principles & Practices:
This Pharmacy Technician course is designed to educate and train the student in the diverse field of Pharmacy Technology. The student will be provided didactic coursework in the areas of prescription processing, pharmacy nomenclature, biopharmaceutics and drug activity, dosage calculations, and common mathematical formulas and conversions. Consideration of drug routes and formulations includes tablets and capsules, liquid prescriptions, parenteral and enteral, and insulin and syringes. They will also learn about the advanced roles of the Pharmacy Technician, such as Medication Therapy Management, Motivational Interviewing, Comprehensive Medication Review, and Chronic Care Management. To better understand the business side of pharmacy world, students will learn about HIPAA, drug regulation and control, inventory management, financial considerations, documentation and coding, legal and ethical issues, and communication techniques. Throughout the course the student will perform realistic pharmacy simulations that duplicate tasks performed in the work environment, such as sterile and non-sterile compounding.
- HI-1018 Electronic Health Records:
This course provides students with the skills required for the development and maintenance of electronic health records in both facility and private practice environments. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge required to perform a variety of office functions necessary in the digital/electronic age. Students are introduced to, and are provided training and practical application in a variety of areas related to Electronic Health Records. The course will explore the skills and expertise needed for the development and maintenance of electronic health records, along with legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements, HIPAA and HITECH compliance, confidentiality and security, appointment scheduling, and utilizing the Electronic Health Record for administrative, reimbursement, and reporting purposes.
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credential is offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). CMAAs are responsible for various administrative duties and often have direct patient contact. It demonstrates the ability to perform routine administrative tasks in a physicians' office, nursing home, hospital or clinic to keep it running efficiently.
As CMAA you may perform some of the following tasks:
- Operate computer systems or other types of technology to accomplish office tasks
- Greeting patients and helping them fill out forms
- Submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures
- Update and maintain patient and other practice information
- Coordinate the collection and preparation of operating reports such as time and attendance
By attaining CMAA certification, students validate their training and competence, and assure allied health employers that they are qualified for entry-level positions. Furthermore, hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities may give preference to candidates with medical administrative assistant certification.
- Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
A Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) is the nationally recognized certification for Electronic Health Record Specialists. This program prepares students to use and understand electronic records in a medical setting. The CEHRS is responsible for maintaining the integrity and protecting the privacy and security of patient information.
As a Certified EHR Specialist, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
- Documenting examination information, scheduling treatments, and process laboratory tests
- Abstract clinical information for inclusion in reports such as quality improvement studies
- Perform basic coding to submit claims for reimbursement for insurers
- Process release of information (ROI) requests for medical records
- Review patient records to ensure they are complete, and collect patient demographic and insurance information
Attaining certification as an Electronic Health Records Specialist shows potential employers that the student has the competence and expertise to succeed in this role. Certification will improve job opportunities and the locations for employability, as well as increasing the pay scale.
- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
Certified medical billing/coder specialists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient and inpatient clinics, surgical centers, and dental offices. Any place that provides medical services requires the services of a certified medical billing/coder specialist. Certified medical billing/coder specialists work in conjunction with physicians and other medical providers and, in addition to coding services, provide education to providers regarding medical record requirements and conduct chart reviews for completeness.
As a CBCS you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Accurately locate documentation in the patient record to support coding and billing process
- Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
- Submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures
- Coach providers on the best documentation practices to support quality coding and optimal reimbursement
Certified specialists are prepared for entry-level employment as an insurance billing specialist and related occupations in the medical industry. Graduates of this program will be employable by private health care practices, clinics, government agencies, insurance companies and other health care facilities.
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) is a nationally recognized certification offered by the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board). The PTCE content was developed by experts in pharmacy technician practice based on a nationwide Job Analysis Study that the PTCB’s Certification Council and Board of Governors used to approve the blueprint for the current PTCE. Those who pass the exam will be recognized as a nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
As a CPhT, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Receive and process prescription requests from patients, and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices
- Accurately count, weigh, pour and mix medications
- Prepare accurate prescription labels
- Prepare and Process insurance claim forms and manage inventory
- Establish and maintain patient profiles as well as computerized patient records
Licensed pharmacies depend on skilled pharmacy technicians to prepare prescription medications with accuracy and to provide good customer service. Learning these professional skills and passing the national certification exam qualifies graduates for entry-level pharmacy technician jobs in a variety of healthcare settings.
Attainable Healthcare Positions
- Health and Medical Administrative Services
- Medical Office Management and Administration
- Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
- Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
- Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant
- Patient Centered Care Coordinator
- Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
- Medical/Health Management and Other
- Medical Reception/Receptionist
- Medical Biller
- Medical Insurance Specialist
- Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
- Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
- Pharmacy Technician
- Pharmacy Aide
- Pharmacy Assistant
- Electronic Health Records Specialist
- Check or Charge
- Education Loans available for everyone
- WIOA/TAA/Vocational Rehabilitation